History - How it all startedIn 2002, FKSW Director Gwen Meyer and her husband John Neumeister spent three weeks in Kenya. That trip to Africa changed their lives. Friends of Kenya Schools and Wildlife grew out of a desire to help address the poverty and inequity they saw during that first visit.
In January of 2007, Gwen and John visited Samuel in Molo to become more familiar with NECOFA’s activities and in June of the same year, Samuel and John Munene, another director of NECOFA visited Gwen and John in Oregon. In January of 2008, as a result of these meetings, the two organizations became partners and now support participatory community development in six communities.