The Good Samaritan Orphanage

To better understand what life is like in Nairobi, Kenya’s Mathare Valley slum, check out this documentary about the Good Samaritan Orphanage there. Debra Pickett visited this orphanage in 2004 and 2005 and met the filmmakers as they were doing their research. A summary of the film, its trailer and a link to buy the complete DVD are available at

Global Alliance for Africa
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To learn more about important work being done to strengthen families and communities in Kenya and across East Africa, or to make a charitable contribution, please visit Global Alliance for Africa at

Women’s Media Center
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For more information about the under-representation of women in news reporting, check out The Women’s Media Center at

Magical Kenya
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To explore Kenya, either virtually or by planning a trip there, start with the country’s official tourism website,

Page 2 Communications
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To find out about Debra Pickett’s work as a media trainer and communications strategist, visit her company’s website at

Open Books
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Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond. Learn more about their programs for your readers and writers at Debra is supporting Open Books by running Chicago's Rock n Roll Half marathon in July with Team Bookin' It. Click here to donate.

Girls on the Run
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Girls on the Run-Chicago aims to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Using a fun, experience-based after-school curriculum that creatively integrates running with other activities and learnings, the innovative program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons to encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Read some of their amazing success stories at Debra is supporting Girls on the Run by running the Chicago Marathon in October with their Sole Mates team.

Project Eve
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Project Eve is an online community, populated by innovative and creative women who are actively reinventing their careers and, with them, the future of business. If you're looking to be challenged and inspired in your professional pursuits, check it out. Debra is a frequent visitor and a contributing editor to the site.