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Sammy Gachagua

Sammy was born and raised in Kenya, and moved to Pittsfield, Maine as a high school sophomore. He is trilingual, and speaks Kikuyu, Swahili, and English. He is an ambassador for equality, and he does his best to promote it whenever he can. Sammy is the captain of his cross country team, and has held the position of Dorm Council Treasurer and Vice President. He recently engaged his community to donate 3,000 pairs of shoes to send back to an orphanage in Kenya.


Global Citizenship and Global Citizens

February 26, 2013

When I was a junior in high school, we had to write a ten page paper on a topic of our choice. I chose global citizenship and defined a global citizen as that person who travels the world, speaks many languages, and has visited dozens of countries. I therefore included myself in the category, as...

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November 8, 2012

Hola all! Just dropping in for a checkin! I am well down here in Ecuador. I am staying at a place called Salinas, in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador. This is one of the few places thats inhabited by Afro-Ecuadorians. This place is full of culture, which dates all the way back to the slaverly period....

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Let’s Dance…

September 19, 2012

First, I want to apologise for the delay in updates and blog post! A lot has happened, so let me bring you up to date with what’s going on. ¬†Well, I arrived to Quito, Ecuador about 4 weeks ago and I have been taking spanish, Ecuadorian culture, and politics classes. Currently, I am in a...

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July 10, 2012

I am Samuel Gachagua and I hail from Kenya! I arrived in the US three years ago from a small orphanage in Nyeri, Kenya. Exactly ten years ago, I was living in the streets of Kenya without food, shelter or anyone to take care of me. One thing that has kept me sane, breathing and...

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