Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Carolyn was a Special Education teacher for thirty-two years. Her sense of adventure brought her to Alaska in 1991. The Lemong'o Project began with Carolyn's life-long draw to Africa and her dream of helping children there. In the summer of 2005 she visited for the first time to volunteer with a service group. Each year thereafter, she returned to volunteer, and in 2007 her journey led her to the village of Lemong'o. She formed the non-profit organization, The Lemong'o Project, in 2011 to address the educational, medical, health, and economic needs of the village. The beautiful people of Lemong'o have become her African family.
Emily was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Always in search of a little adventure, Emily drove to Alaska in her mid-twenties where she received her Master of Arts in Teaching at Alaska Pacific University. She taught for 7 years in Anchorage, Alaska (where she met and worked with Carolyn) and is currently working in Portland, Oregon. Emily has a strong commitment to children and the underprivileged which led her to visit Lemong'o for the first time in 2012. She has since traveled to Lemong'o numerous times and plans to visit often in the future.
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Bryan is Carolyn’s husband and he strives to support her in any and all aspects of The Lemong'o Project. He sees the joy and fulfillment Carolyn receives from working with and giving to the people of Lemong'o. He knows that her life would be incomplete without this opportunity to help those that truly need assistance. Bryan’s involvement with the project has been through providing support from the States, but he does plan to visit the village soon.
Fort Coliins, Colorado
Nicole visited Lemong'o in 2013 and volunteered in the school during her stay. She worked enthusiastically with the children, sharing her teaching skills and learning from the village teachers as well. The people of Lemong'o warmly welcomed her as one of their own. After visiting the village, Nicole was eager to join The Lemong'o Project. Since 2013, she has shared her time and talents to help the Project reach its goals.
Eagle River, Alaska
Lisa began volunteering with The Project in 2014 organizing fundraising events. In 2015 she visited Lemong'o and put her teaching skills to work in the classrooms. Before her visit, Lisa prepared a lesson for each grade level. The lessons were a BIG hit! The students still remember "teacher Lisa" and the fun activities she did with them. The people of Lemong'o warmly welcomed Lisa to the village and expressed their gratitude for her hard work and love for their children.