Jayhawk spirit in Kenya

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Alumni News and News

img_news_kenya_blumeThis year’s Homecoming theme was Jayhawks Around the World, and we shared several stories on our blog from alumni across the globe. One of our favorite reader-submitted stories was from Nicholas Blume, d’09, who traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, last August on a medical mission trip with International Medical Relief. The organization helps provide medical care to underserved populations by recruiting qualified teams of volunteers to conduct medical clinics in areas where health care is difficult to obtain.

While he was in Kenya, Blume helped set up free health clinics that provided health care and education to more than 4,300 people in seven days.

David Johnston, the Alumni Association’s director of internet services and marketing, provided Blume with plenty of Jayhawk stickers to spread school spirit to another continent. It was the first introduction to the Jayhawk for many Kenyans, and Blume shared that many of his team members– including a student from our former rival school to the east– discovered the traditions and history that makes the University of Kansas unique.

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Blume chronicled his experiences during the mission trip on his blog, Nick’s Big Adventure. Click here to read more.

Do you have a great Jayhawk story to share? We’d love to hear it! Email us at share@kualumni.org.

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