Charles smokes an early morning joint. He finds himself at a crossroads.
Lacking education he sacrificed so that his younger sister could afford school, his odds of finding formal employment are long. However, as a long time guide for European social workers in Mathare Valley, Charles underwent a hands-on education in community development and established a uniquely widespread network of international contacts in the process. Through utilizing such relationships, he hopes to gather resources for the development of his community.
His current focus is the MCEDO School, which faces a host of deficiencies including facilities, class materials, teacher pay, and parental involvement. Several students are AIDS orphans. He was recently able to secure the school $4,000 in sponsorship from the Australian High Commission in Nairobi.