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.
Aug 10, 2012

RETURNING VOLUNTEER

Volunteer to Return to Rabondo
Volunteer to Return to Rabondo

It is always a great pleasure when a volunteer chooses to return to continue a project.  In early 2012, Maggie volunteered to assist at the Distance Learning enter in Rabondo.  Sorting through books, cataloging them and placing them on the new shelving in the tiny library was a hot but rewarding job.  While working outside with the books, the children heading home for lunch were drawn like a magnet.  That was when Maggie decided to start a reading program.  Selecting a child's picture book from the myriad books on the table. She began to read!  What fascination and wonder.  From that day it was hard to get the children to go have lunch and then return to school! 

This fall, 2012, Maggie has decided to return to the Distance Learning Center to continue the reading program and assist with the computer classes.

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Jul 26, 2012

Food at JWHS

Our new born goat
Our new born goat

JWHS, our children's home, is working for sustainability.  The home is "GREEN" with solar power, solar water heating, solar cooking, organic gardens, drip irrigation, grey water irrigation, rain water catchment and humanmanure compostiing.

In March the gardens are dry and sparse. The rains begin in late March and planting starts in Apri.l So now in July, the the gardens are GREEN and producing!  The animals are fat and healthy too.  We have dairy goats, chickens and rabbits. 

As JWHS continues to work toward 100% sustainability, we look forward to stretching donor funding by assisting more children!

Thank you Global Giving Donors!

Comfy Rabbits
Comfy Rabbits
Laying Hens
Laying Hens
A large Hand of Bananas...YUM
A large Hand of Bananas...YUM

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Jul 11, 2012

FIRST EXPEDITION

There is something special about a canoe trip.
There is something special about a canoe trip.

The Passy or formally, The Passagassawaukeag River.  Camp Forest started off its Summer 2012 with a week long expedition down the river to the Belfast Harbor, Maine. The week began with a BANG - literally. No sooner had the canoes hit the water and set off to the first river bend when the sky darkened and the lightning struck within the mile! Rain pelted the evening and the mist covered the morning.  The first white water overturned a canoe sending the unattached gear floating down the river.  But did all this dampen spirits??  NOPE!  An adventure together is always exciting and the rain makes it more so.  The wet week ended with a glorious Friday as the group entered Belfast Harbor. 

What a wonderful way to start the summer.  There are two more expeditions this summer that anyone from anywhere in the world may attend and Day Camp sessions for the local folk.  Many families cannot afford a camping experience for their children.  Camp Forest continues to raise funds for camperships so any child who wants can attend.

Still Water
Still Water
Rapids
Rapids
A bit wet.
A bit wet.
Entering the harbor under the bridge
Entering the harbor under the bridge
Ending an exciting week
Ending an exciting week

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