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HERE’S WHAT A HUMANITARIAN TRIP TO KENYA REALLY LOOKS LIKE | DamonAndJo


Just made it to Kakamega. Damon and Jo we made it to Kakamega We just spent the past 24 hours in Nairobi, where I learned many things. Number one reapply the sunscreen every two hours We’re here because we partnered with LifeStraw and you already know the importance of staying hydrated and chocolated We’re here with LifeStraw to help with safe drinking water We all have these bottles if you don’t know if the water that you’re drinking is safe, you put the water in here this filter Takes up all the impurities Place the filter inside and drink the water. For every lifestyle bottle that’s sold They basically duplicate that and give it to Kenyan children that needs safe drinking water. We’re gonna be installing these filtration systems We’re gonna be dancing with the kids now. We have six days here, so we’re gonna bring you along with us. Let’s go Hi Carol. Nice to meet you Carol My name is Damon Damon Damon. My name is Damon, and I am from Kenya. No, I’m just kidding Can you say it again? Good morning Damon and Jo. Good morning! Oh, they’re screaming Look they’re all hanging out of the windows So do we go? We go. They’re so excited. They’re so happy Damon and Jo arrive at the first school I like trip and fall in front of everybody Damon’s like the show stop right here. Stop. He is the only one of his kind they’re curious about me I’m more curious about them I was about to say this is how the world becomes a smaller place. This is Jo’s dream to be a preschool teacher I think I need to get some water What’s so funny? They’re like who’s this chick? Do you have a song? School two! This boy whipping out a big bottle the only person struggling right now. All right You know what”s so funny they think we as Americans talk like this hi my name is Jo. Well you do. They did that for you, stupid. You know what’s also really cool about this program? We’re mixed in with Canyon so we always have these questions, and we go up and ask the Kenyans. They’re here to help Like the little foreigners What is a Santini sauna. A suntan, thank you Thank you so much. Yes. And they’re the ones who take care of these tanks throughout the year so even though we’ll leave the schools that are getting constructed community tanks are actually going to be assisted throughout the year for a commitment of five years Damon’s over here getting interviewed. It’s so funny. Look they’re so curious I was trying to explain that sometimes my skin gets red and burns then it hurts Hiiiii Who is that? It’s you Me?! What’s your name? Edwin. Edwin? Yes. Edwin These kids know that they need to stay hydrated. I see more canisters coming through with water. You see that? They’re all running to get water And they’re all just running because I think they want to run. Maybe you’re a home asking how they currently get their water. Jo there are a few different ways. They are they are currently drinking water that is completely unsafe because look behind us you see this rusty tin roof? On the other side of it There’s a rusty tin gutter that collects rainwater And it goes down into a huge black canister that just has stagnant, rusty water inside of it. Not good. Option two We’ve seen wells at schools. See option three, a lot of students bring water to school But still even that water, who knows if it’s safe? Because they fed you from rivers where an animal might have gone Dookie right before and then they get water that has typhoid cholera, and the students know. Like the students know the names of these diseases, like when was the last time a student in America knew what diseases come from water like we didn’t know. Because it effects their everyday life. That’s what they’re learning What is the value of 2a plus 3b if a equals two and b equals three? Safe water? So as the kids have the assembly we’re refilling these babies so that once their assembly is done they could all run over and get safe river water and look at this this water is completely clear and it looks clean, but that doesn’t mean that it’s safe We’re gonna show you. Bring it back to Algebra for everybody. All clean water is not safe, but is all safe water clean? Yes, yes, yes. Looks clean Except it’s not Look at the difference. safe This one’s like hazy. Looks not too good. This is not good Beautiful I just want you to know Do you wanna talk about that car ride. Every morning and every night, we wake up at 5:30 in the morning we get in the car by 6:30, and we are on a Rollercoaster ride on a dirt road for at least an hour and a half That’s our driver and hey he got us here on time so It doesn’t get any sweeter than this Welcome and welcome and welcome ! Did you see my goosebumps? So I have to go to the bathroom and all of a sudden everybody else does too, and then you hold the door for me What do you want to do when you grow up? a pilot? Yeah. Really? Another pilot Well, good luck in your studies Hiii All right well that circle happened quickly, and if you wondered what they learn in school Um. This ahhhhhhh wat Here they’re learning about agriculture and here it’s about religion. These are the school bathrooms. I’m going to show you what it looks like Man. So Okay, we have a special performance for everybody. We practice, yeah? (Macarena dance) Y’all heard nothing about the cotton eyed Jo though. What’s this one called Jo? This is the hokey pokey. This one is called the hokey-pokey What is this one called? Hokey-pokey. Okay It goes like this You put your right foot in you put your right foot out you put your right foot in and you shake it all about You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around. That’s what it’s all about You did great honey. This is just one big celebration. You know why? One million kids now have access to safe clean drinking water Thank you for everything that you do for this community So I’m standing there Standing mobbed By Kenyan children and I’m like I gotta perform So I’m gonna need everybody to stand up and I’m going to share with you this special dance that I think connects everybody. The Macarena. Hopefully this is the right version. Is this the Macarena? I don’t know if this is the Macarena 5 6 7 8 (Macarena Dance) I wasn’t expecting to party this much in Kenyan to be honest. But I’m ready for it Can we all, you guys too at home. Please. Can we all just take one moment one moment for the Kenyan warmth, the smiles Everything that LifeStraw has done this water bottle is changing lives. There’s a lot happening, okay? We are in the middle of rural Kenya here. This is a cow No, we just really want to thank LifeStraw for taking us on this trip. Every day we saw about five thousand kids have access to safe and clean drinking water well We’ve only been here for a week helping out what you need to know is that LifeStraw employs 40 full-time Kenyan local staff to keep checking up on these schools.Right so it’s not like you drop off the water filters and that’s it. They are getting surveillance It’s a commitment of five frickin years And you know how you can help at home you buy one of these water bottles. We gonna put the link in the description box below Thank you the LifeStraw for this amazing trip. We’ll see you next time Chickens are cooing. We’re on our way to the first school for day three, but we have to take a pit stop and pee in the bush Watch out for the rhinoceros in there Jo. They laugh. Okay. They’re just laughing at us.

Yvette Parker

100 Comments

  1. I’m actually Kenyan 😭 this just warms my heart ❤️

  2. You people should bring this to my village, how do i get to you?

  3. This is one of the most pure videos on youtube. I love y'all omggg!!!

  4. I love you two so fucking much. Seriously. Doesn't have anything to do this with act of kindness, but just ugh, I love awesome people with great vibes and go getters. <3

  5. Espero que puedo mostrar el mundo el nivel de amor y compasión que tenéis a los niños. También me gusta tú videos mucho.

  6. Damon and Jo for life. I oftenly visits Kenya for the maharagwe, sukuma and ugali.great country 4 tourist and locals are very welcoming

  7. We need to get these bottles to Flint Michigan! Got to get these bottles in bulk lol

  8. Watching this video got me kind of teary eyed because this is the exact kind of thing I want to do! While being a traveling nurse. It's kind of intimidating because it wont happen until my late 20s and I get the feeling I'll be missing out here (such as making a family and building current friendships + a stab;e life), but this video inspired me to keep going with my plan 🙂

  9. When Jo asked why the children always walk around with bare feet and the reason is cos they don't have shoes. I was in pull of tears.

  10. Yay you guys came to my country
    Your swahili was actually good
    Wish i was there looked fun😄
    Good job!

  11. Wow this really reminds me of a trip where i went to Tanzania for 3 weeks, kenya seems to be way ahead in terms of everything basically… Must be the way they have utilized tourism

  12. Got two lifestraws for emergency prepper type situation since we live in the city. Those things are BOMB>

  13. Oh God I would like LifeStraw to be present in Cape Verde islands …they do not have drinking water as well and those amazing people there deserve to have this amazing stuff so they can drink their water ….So beautiful people and country however they have to suffer that much …I feel so sad :/ Please LifeStraw help them!! ♥

  14. Wow. I really appreciate you guys sharing your experience and sharing so much knowledge 💫

  15. I love you guys and have probably seen every video you've done. However this is one of my favorites 💓

  16. You guys have visited literally every continent. This is so inspiring. Without a doubt my favorite YouTube channel. So positive & amazing. I’ve been watching you guys for years like yes 😭

  17. I actually speak Swahili and tht one kid at 4:28 said ‘  move let me be seen (recorded) ‘ and tht made me laugh

  18. Yup clean water, but they really need shoes too. Bugs get in their feet. Horrendous.

  19. interesting how you've been to many countries and yet when it comes to a country like Kenya (unlike Morocco and Egypt) with a majority black population, its a Humanitarian trip. Which is fine but this just spreads the agenda the rest of the world wants to portray of African countries being needy and incapable of living happy lives. You could have shown all parts of Kenya not just the poor areas (ps. I know you won't respond to this since you don't respond to criticism that could improve your channel).

  20. The video you guys were in on as/is channel was on my recommended and after watching it I subbed immediately and wondering how come I never found you guys sooner…Oh! and I'm from Kenya.

  21. Yes Kenya is like this in some places but in not every places I know some might think like all our toilets are like that and we all don't have access to clean water but… I'm just saying it's not all like this

  22. Ok but I literally aspire to be as confident and comfortable as Damon and joe like wow teach me

  23. Those kids are sooo funny😂😂 poor damen 😂 the only one of his kind😂

  24. i just got home from Uganda about a month ago, it was the most amazing experience of my life.

  25. This video reminds me of when Kenyan kids came to preform at my school when I was 6. Even though they barely had enough to live on, they came with joy and it was the most beautiful performance I’ve ever seen in my life.

  26. I’m from Nairobi Kenya 🇰🇪 y’all should go to the town it’s amazing

  27. I know this is an older video but it’s so beautiful and those kids made me so happy 😭💓

  28. I love Jo's hair… I have fine Asian hair. Curl doesn't last long… You guys are so great doing all this humanitarian work there. Love you both. I know this is a year late. ❤️❤️

  29. I just found your channel you guys are amazing you know I wish you were taken to the exact place in kenya that really needed those water filters
    Kakamega is way greener and can get access of water way better
    I'm from kenya bythe way but thank you for visiting kenya (asante sana) welcome back again please (karibuni tena tafadhali ) would love to see more of this
    Beautiful xoxo😄

  30. My heart is so happy watching you guys doing an amazing job . I love it .

  31. This is so pure. This summer I did a week long volunteer camp for people with disabilities. I was paired up with a 54 years old woman with Down syndrome and I took care of her from helping her shower to sticking with her strict diets, and remembering to get her meds daily. It was so hard and yet extremely fun because not only u get to meet many different personalities within the camp but also build relationships with them throughout the week. It was so life changing in many ways. Watching this made me realize I want to keep doing things. I want to help people. Watching these Kenyan kids be so happy made me happy and I now know what I want to do with my life.

  32. I AM GONNA DO THIS ONE DAY. I wanna build houses in Zambia with I Am Zambia too (:

  33. oI,Damond, voce é brasileira de qual estado???Voce é linda e amo seu vlog. Acho que vou te copiar em viagens rs e novas experiencias de vida. Continue!!!!

  34. Y’all haaaaaaad to do a stereotypical ‘Africa’ trip.🤨 with the singing and dancing children, etc. no shots of urban Nairobi? Like diversity, showing all sides of an African country would be great.

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