McAlear Teaches Children in Kibera, Kenya

Michael McAlear teaching at the Kibera School for Girls.

In August, Michael McAlear, chair and associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, presented an interactive lecture about Africa’s water cycle to the Kibera School for Girls.

Kennedy Odede ’12 and Jessica Posner ’09 operate the school and the non-profit organization Shining Hope for Communities in Kibera, Kenya.

McAlear’s lecture included an experiment with test tubes he brought for the school. His sons, Matthew and Thomas, donated time in the school’s library.

“We cannot thank Professor McAlear and his sons enough for their generous donation of supplies, time, and energy,” Posner says in her blog.