Hey everyone! My name is Cody Pajunen and this upcoming summer (2013) I will be going to work at an orphanage just outside Nairobi, Kenya. The program takes place through the Global Volunteer Network whose headquarters are based out of New Zealand. I chose to stay for eight weeks as that is the longest period for which my time constraints allow. I am currently a student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California and am studying Global Politics with the hope of one day serving in East Africa as a village-reconstruction or security advisor. The Children's Program has finally given me the opportunity to commence my aspirations by being assigned to an orphanage. During my stay, I will fill the role of a big brother and mentor to the children, help local staff in the classroom, be an aid for daily homework, assist in all child care-taking endeavors, and upkeep the daily routines and procedures of the home. Words can't describe how excited I am to serve others in such a way! Any help would be greatly appreciated!