Greetings from the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho! My name is Jenn Baker and I’m the newest Touching Tiny Lives Fellow. I first stumbled upon TTL while taking a vacation from my work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland in April 2012. I was smitten with the organization, its mission and the safe home full of infants and toddlers always ready for some additional cuddling or playtime. I had the good fortune to spend a couple of months here at the end of last year and I left with the knowledge that I’d be returning for a full year as the next fellow. I am honored and excited to return and work alongside some of the most motivated, caring and friendly people in Mokhotlong. I look forward to sharing this journey with the local staff, fellows, volunteers and other visitors that cross our threshold during my time here.
I feel so fortunate to draw inspiration from both my co-workers and from the dramatic mountain landscape that surrounds us: Waterfalls that trickle and roar feeding the cold streams and rivers that snake their way through the valleys they carved; sunsets that play with the mountain contours and clouds to create dramatic images full of vivid colors not found in any box of crayons and a night sky that mesmerizes with its abundance of stars, shooting and stationary.
This next year, like the mountains and valleys of Lesotho, will be full of highs and lows. I look forward to the journey. Thank you for sharing this adventure.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller