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 25, 2012

CAMP FOREST BEGINS 2012

Archery Instruction
Archery Instruction

Camp Forest is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn and grow in the wilderness.  The 2012 season is on us. Already we are getting requests for Campership Applications.  Research shows that experience in the wilderness develops creativity, leadership, problem solving, and personal relationship skills as well as providing "lost proofing" and indigenous cultural and survival skills. 

Camp Forest is offering Day Camp and Expeditions.  You can attend from anywhere!  Take a look at the website and the 2012 brochure.

If you were a camper when you were young, then you are aware of the value of the camping experience.  Help a child have that same experience. 

First Canoe Ride
First Canoe Ride
Eagle Shelter
Eagle Shelter

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Apr 2, 2012

Dini and Seiboku UPDATE

Dini and Seiboku 2011
Dini and Seiboku 2011

Dini and Seiboku were rescued in February of 2011.  Their sponsors learned about the change in management and the ongoing insecurity in Isiolo.  They both desired to have the girls moved to another Children's Home out of the area of unrest.  What should have been a simple move, turned out to be a long drawn out legal process.  BUT in the end we emerged with the two girls.  At age 12 they were taking what was only their second ride in a vehicle! The drive was long but they were excited!  It is wonderful to see the sense of wonder and excitement as these girls learn and grow together.  They spotted two British women in uniform at one of our "refreshment stops".  Learning they were in the British Army was a novelty for them.- Women can do anything.  Thank you Global Giving donors.  It is only with your assistance that Pastoralist Girl's lives can be changed.  They can learn to read, write and compute, they can expand their horizons and CHOOSE if, when and whom to marry.  They can grow and appreciate their pastoralist culture and CHOOSE the lifestyle they desire. For Dini and Seiboku, they will begin their new school on Tuesday April 3 and start yet another adventure in their lives.

Dini and Seiboku 2012
Dini and Seiboku 2012

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Feb 29, 2012

Library Expansion

A community member using the library
A community member using the library

February 2012, found us in Rabondo at the Distance Learning Center, expanding the library with a donation for more shelving, two dedicated USA volunteers and three young Kenyan fellows who were waiting for their KCSE results. The moved boxes, cleaned, cataloged, shelved and repacked books that were unable to fit on the shelves.  In addition, two more computers were added and posters were distributed, and signage created.  

Thank you for your donations which keep this project bringing education and technology to rural Rabondo.

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