>Ashley in Africa!

>This post is to give some of you that are unfamiliar with RVA a little picture of what campus is like. RVA was started in 1906 at Kijabe, a small mission station nestled into the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley below the road from Nairobi to Nakuru in Kenya. You can read more about RVA’s history at their website http://www.rva.org/. Also, this YouTube video is a little snap-shot of the types of students I’ll be teaching while I serve with Africa Inland Mission at RVA.

Kiambogo, the administration building, is one of the oldest on campus. The cornerstone was laid by Teddy Roosevelt on one of his hunting trips to East Africa in 1909.

Some classrooms and the Library

A computer lab, one of several.

“Centennial” chapel was built in 1995 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Africa Inland Mission in Africa. Students meet for chapel and Sunday services in Centennial Hall.

The student center & gymnasium. RVA has varsity girls & boys basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as women’s field hockey, men’s rugby, and mutliple tennis & raquetball courts for student use.

Part of the elementary school playground
And of course, the view from the soccer fields are spectacular! Longonot, a dormant volcano, lies in the middle of the Rift Valley floor, and is a 6 hour hike from RVA’s campus. The view is spectacular anywhere on campus, really.

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