From Birch River to Kenya

Submitted by:
Chris Reimer

Shawn Reimer, formerly from Birch River, recently took a one year leave from his teaching position in Winnipeg. He and his wife Amy, who is a social worker, relocated to Nairobi, Kenya.

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Shawn is teaching math at a school in Nairobi while Amy volunteers at a local orphanage and school.

While life is definitely different for Shawn & Amy now, they are enjoying the experience and have already made many great memories and lasting friendships.

Shawn recently ran the Nairobi half-marathon and while he couldn’t keep up with the guys in the first photo he still finished in 1:32.

At the finish line numerous local people were excited to tell him that he was the first “mzungu” (white person) to finish.