Will Martin, Boise, practices for singing at our "graduation" at Chonbuk University, August 19, 2013
Will in Korean language class at Chonbuk University
This poor picture is of Dianah on the left and Cynthia on the right. Both are Kenyans. Dianah studies at a university in Belgium while Cynthia works for a major energy company in Germany. They represent beautifully how the world is changing as it opens to "Half the Sky," the half of humanity that has long been kept from its rightful place and contribution.
Cynthia attended a public high school in Nairobi and then went to Yale where she studied chemical engineering. She speaks English, Spanish, German and no doubt Swahili and a tribal language. She is 26 and has already moved through the many aspects of a major energy company, from production to marketing. She has interned all over the world and it has packed an enormous amount into so young a life.
The one night I went out drinking with the young students I asked Cynthia a question and then monopolized her time for the next 90 minutes. Questions had barely come out of my mouth than answer followed without a word or a fact out of place. What a broad mind and pure energy! She weighs 100 pounds only by putting rocks in her pocket.
Cynthia's ambition is to return to Kenya and make a major contribution to her country through her mastery of energy. She has a clearly thought-out plan. I'd love follow her back to Kenya online. She's going to do something great.