Dartmouth alumni Milton Ochieng’ ’04 and Fred Ochieng’ ’05 were featured as ABC World News Tonight's “Persons of the Week” on January 30th. View the 3-minute video, and read ABC's story about the Ochiengs at ABC.com.
On the same evening, the Ochiengs were two of four Dartmouth alumni to receive a Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award. Dartmouth President James Wright said the award winners "have demonstrated passion, courage, perseverance, and leadership. We owe them a debt of gratitude for all that they do."
Both brothers are currently pursuing training as physicians. They overcame daunting obstacles in their quest to build a medical clinic in their native village of Lwala, Kenya. The clinic opened in April 2007 and now serves over 1,500 patients a month. The Dartmouth community has supported the project in many ways.
Milton said he was inspired to build the clinic during a Tucker Foundation Cross Cultural Education and Service trip to Siuna, Nicaragua, in 2001. The clinic's roof was painted green to symbolize the Ochiengs’ connection to Dartmouth.
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Last Updated: 2/2/09