2017—2019 Kenya book project
I have brought this book project back to my school (Lake Forest Academy) from my GCC (Global Competence Certificate) Capstone project in Kenya Kakamega 2017. I had then started working on this project with a group of talented students with a goal of helping people, especially children and people who are illiterate to understand how to protect themselves from getting HIV and how to get proper treatment if they did.
(A little story about the main character, Sophie)
Sophie was the character that I created in 2014, as I was in need of a way to promote my Meimeibook series. Sophie wasn’t very active until my recent trip to Kenya in July 2017. It was the capstone project of the Global Competence Certificate(GCC) program that I attended. Our project was aiming at HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment in Kakamega, Kenya. I reactivated Sophie and used her to deliver the message and information to the local villagers. Sophie was loved by everyone who had ‘met’ her in Kakamega.
I didn’t want my journey in Kenya to end just like that. I have decided to create an illustrated book by using Sophie as the main character. I am now working with a group of LFA student on this book project with the hope that we will bring the book of Sophie back to Kakamega Kenya! (2018/03)
2012—2014 Meimeibook Series
I started my first book of MeimeiBook series in 2012, which was fully funded at kickstarter.com. After I published the first book, I had created and self-published the second Meimei book and two workbooks. Along the hard copy books, I also created an old-school puppet show video clip and posted on Youtube.
I had completed the second book Let’s count and workbooks by the end of 2014, I felt like I hit the wall and lost motivation and inspiration for the project, Meimei is still with me though. I will pick it up someday in the near future.