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URI lecturer reaches out to students in Nairobi slum

When Bill Molloy took a trip with friends to Kenya seven years ago, he was invited to go for a “feeding.’’ He figured he’d be serving hay to elephants. What he found instead were squalid classrooms in a Nairobi slum packed with hungry and HIV-positive children who could barely do their ABC’s or count past 10. He worked hard to hold back tears as he dished out the rice and beans.

On the flight home, he decided to start a non-profit to train Kenyan teachers to help those youngsters, herded into rooms to languish and, in at least one case, die. It was a lofty goal for the University of Rhode Island education lecturer, but not impossible.

So far, The Africa Teacher Foundation has sent seven American teachers — some from URI — to Kenya to teach reading, math...

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