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Lecture at Drake to focus on AIDS, child poverty in Kenya

September 3, 2009
Peter Ndung'u from a children's association in Kenya, and Drake student Lukas Olynyk, will give a talk on Tuesday, Sept. 15, on the impact of HIV/AIDS on children of poverty in Kenya.


The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in Parents Hall South in Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

Ndung'u is executive director for The Ngong Road Children Association, which supports 220 children who have been affected by HIV/AIDS in the Dagoretti villages in Kenya.

He received a master's degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.. He also served as pastor of Nairobi Lutheran International Church in Nairobi, Kenya, before transitioning from congregational ministry to focus on working with children.

Olynyk spent two months this summer working as an intern at the Ngong Road Children Association as part of a Global Service Grant from Drake. He is a sophomore majoring in international relations from Appleton, Wis., and became involved with Ngong Road Children Association through its sister organization in the United States, Friends of Ngong Road, which was founded by his aunt.

The lecture is sponsored by Drake University's Center for Global Citizenship.

For more information on this lecture and other upcoming events, visit the Drake Center for Global Citizenship's Web site at http://www.drake.edu/international/cgc/ or call 515-271-2117.