KenSAP leadership and alumni provides support to students when they are abroad away from their families. Since the first group of KenSAP students entered college in 2005, KenSAP’s executive team members have made themselves available to both students and college administrators as in loco parentis, first-responders in the event of difficulties large and small.
The executive team has also hosted informal gatherings of the students at Thanksgiving and Christmas. In KenSAP’s second year we began hosting more formal gatherings of all the students each November and April. Since August 2007, KenSAP hosts annual orientation sessions for incoming students, where experienced KenSAP upperclassmen and a few college professionals share their knowledge with the newcomers. These gatherings, together with the long residential preparation sessions in Kenya, have formed the basis of what is now an extensive, tight-knit and highly supportive KenSAP community.