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.
Jul 18, 2013

Camp Forest 2013

The joys of weaving at Camp Forest
The joys of weaving at Camp Forest

Summer 2013 is well underway.  Campers are learning and having fun.  This week Camp Forest hosted Ray Reitze, a Maine Guide and founder of Earthways School of Wilderness Living. Mentored by a Native American, he taught indigenous skills at Earthways for many years.  His teaching sparked and fueled many cultural initiatives. This week he taught brown ash basketmaking.

Camp Forest has several weeks with opening this summer.   Those living or visiting in the Waldo County area of Maine can send their children to Day Camp; they can attend an adult workshop; or send a child on a wilderness expedition from anywhere in the world!!  Although Camp Forest is one of the less expensive camps, it is still out of the reach of many families.  Camperships are needed for children whose families could not otherwise send their child to Camp.

Ray Reitze teaches basket weaving
Ray Reitze teaches basket weaving
Cooling off on a hot day
Cooling off on a hot day

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Jul 1, 2013

PROJECT CHANGING

Classes at the Distance Learning Center
Classes at the Distance Learning Center

Thanks to you, GlobalGiving Donors,  this is the last report for this project as posted. The Distance Learning Center has been established.  It is in the hands of the Community Based Organization, Rabondo Community Project. They are responsible to lead and guide the Center to meet the communities’ needs.  A small library was added and is doing well. We are going to revisit our Memorandum of Understanding together and set new goals.  As the Library project has been so successful, we hope to increase the Children's Reading Program.  You may see another project listed to take the Learning Center to the next step.

Thank you for your support.

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Jun 7, 2013

MEET NICOLE

Nicole and the new born goat, Lopez
Nicole and the new born goat, Lopez

Nicole began her life with Expanding Opportunities at the end of 2012. She entered JWHS and SAWA Academy in January of 2013.

She is a bubbly, active, multi talented young lady with a bit of a difficult past. Her ability to tell stories keeps everyone from their school work. I think we just need to get her to write them all down and publish them. She is also very social and confident - often singing and performing at the Sunday service. Due to her difficult past, she is not in her age grade in school. But with stability and focus, she will excel and catch up quickly.


We almost "lost" her this past holiday, but she has returned and is back in school. Focus and study Nicole.
Nicole has a sponsor. Her sponsor will be coming to visit in July. Sponsorship can be such a rewarding opportunity. With current technology it can also be very personal with SKYPE dates, phone calls and visits.

Your donations help us to locate, “rescue” and care for children until a regular sponsor is found. Your recurring donations create regular sponsorship for a child.  THANK YOU.

Nicole
Nicole
The three girls of JWHS
The three girls of JWHS

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