My name is Lee Wesselius and I will be entering my third year of veterinary medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College. I am from River Glade, New Brunswick where I grew up on dairy farm. I am looking forward to spending the summer providing help to Kenya farmers and getting the opportunity learn about Kenyan farming and culture, and to run all summer in the country that dominates the global running scene.
One thing I’ve noticed so far in Kenya is how friendly and helpful the Kenyans are. Most of the Kenyans will come up and introduce themselves or wave to you when walking or driving by. Also, they are very grateful when provided advice and will sometimes offer food or tea as a way of thanks. One of the first days here, a vehicle got stuck and everyone that was nearby, including myself, stopped to help push it out. I am looking forward to getting the opportunity to work with these wonderful individuals all summer.