Sandy Foster, a longtime resident of North Bay, founded Hope2Kenya (formerly known as Team Tumnini), a grassroots, non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of children in Kenya, after she embarked on a trip to the African country to build playgrounds at two orphanages. Foster realized that she wanted to do more, so she established a small group to raise funds for future projects. Since 2006, the organization has completed many projects, from school and orphanage renovations, to improving access to water as well as purchasing supplies, food and even cattle for orphans. Foster and the Hope2Kenya team have made a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of young Kenyans. Foster is a graduate of Nipissing University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in 1990, and was presented with an Alumni Award in 2012.

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