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    Adding new life to a daily ritual

    Day 90

    A Fresh Start

    Welcome to Kenya! We’ll be spending the next few days in and around Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and one of the largest cities in East Africa.

    First things first, we wanted to surprise our colleagues at the ARC Nairobi office. Like all our teams around the world, they work really hard. Their office space should work to refuel the energy spent ensuring our programs in Somalia run smoothly and save lives.

    One Friday afternoon, we decided to drum up a little surprise…

    When most of the staff had left for the weekend, we replaced the old coffee cups with fun, colorful ones, bought different types of coffee and tea, and got them a whole bunch of snacks.

    We wanted to make sure everyone’s’ needs were met — for the staff with a sweet tooth, we got a variety of cookies, and for the salt lovers, different nuts and chips.

    Not only did this add a little color and some extra food to the office, but it transformed the coffee and tea station into a more inviting meeting spot, where staff can casually chat about their work while enjoying the offerings of the station.

    “Something as simple as changing the color of the mugs has really brightened up my morning coffee, it makes me more excited to start the day,” said Zeinab from the Somalia team.

    Changing out the white coffee cups with some colorful ones is such an inexpensive and small change. But that small change made a big difference. It puts more pep in their step, shines a light on the amazing work they do – as they so well deserve!

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