Expanding Opportunities

Expanding Opportunities' mission is to increase self-sufficiency and cultural awareness through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally. It is a broad mission designed to be clear enough to guide and flexible enough to respond to a variety of human need.
Apr 29, 2013

Samuel

Samuel
Samuel

Though Expanding Opportunities works directly with Street Children, we have been shifting to a preventative strategy.  We were told about Samuel and his sister. Samuel is an orphan currently staying with an aunt. The aunt reluctantly accepted Samuel and his sister after the death of her sister. BUT he is HIV positive and the aunt is not able to care for both of the children. Samuel is being rejected. He is to come to us at JWHS in May but we will need a sponsor for him. Anyone ready to accept this wonderful opportunity to have a son in Kenya?   If you would like to offer a onetime donation for his settlement at JWHS it is $240.00 for his settlement at the home with bedding, clothing, school, uniform, books, medical information transfer... You can make this one time donation or you can schedule a recurring donation of $90.00 per  month or any amount as a partial sponsor.  We will keep you updated on Global Giving with regular reports of his progress.  Thanks -- AND THE BLESSINGS WILL COME DOWN

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Apr 18, 2013

CAMP FOREST EXPEDITIONS!

A waterproof "Eagle Shelter"
A waterproof "Eagle Shelter"

The Time Has COME!!  SPRING is Here.  Parents and children are planning for summer!  Camp Forest is ready.  This year Camp Forest is offering three week long expeditions.  Chidlren from all over the world can participate in these adventures:   June 24 - 28   Passagassawaukeag River Expedition - The Passy: Campers travel by canoe through slow and fast water to reach the ocean at Belfast, Maine. Along the way they hone their canoeing skills, learn to make shelters, fire, cook, fish and forage.
July 29 - August 2 High Alpine Appalachian Trail Hike: This is a more advanced expedition and offers a taste of the Appalachian Trail. For those who have traversed the entire trail, it is an experience each hiker holds close to their heart.  Maybe some of these campers will be enticed to complete it in the future.  August 19 - 23   Beaver Expedition: the Beaver Expedition is a wonderful first expedition or a great place to hone more advanced skills.  Hiking into the forest,  creating camp, foraging, fishing, learning about fire, and water all add to this most memorable week.

Cooking over the open fire
Cooking over the open fire
Getting to know the river.
Getting to know the river.

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Mar 25, 2013

CHANGES CHANGES

Can we read now?
Can we read now?

This project is in a collaboration with another organization, The Rabondo  Community Project. In 2012, volunteers from Expanding Opportunities, traveled to Rabondo and gave the small library a boost cataloging additional books and building shelves to put them in circulation. At the beginning of 2013, the Rabondo Commhnity Project was undergoing some changes.  Expanding Opportunities has not been to visit in the first quarter of 2013. 

Though the center was built with the mission to bring connectivity and distance learning to the rural community of Rabondo, a secondary mission has grown. The constant, important ever loved practice of READING BOOKS TO CHILDREN jumped to the forefront. The children flock to the center during their lunch break and after school to hear a story.

  The Center is still in operation and in need of a boost. Additional computers, signage and a long term volunteer (2 to 6 months) to organize and formalize the library reading program. Your donation at this time will be applied to computers, signage and materials for the reading program.

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