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.
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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Mar 8, 2013

Meet Shubian

Shubian Akinyi
Shubian Akinyi

Meet Shubian. Shubian is 16 years old and desires to go to high school. She is an orphan. Her father had three wives. Her mother died and she was living with the last remaining wife of her father. She recently moved to live with her sister who has two children of her own and three more related children. Shubian performed well in her Class 8 examination which determines which high schools will accept a student. She hopes to raise enough funds to get into high school next week!

 Expanding Opportunities has promised $60.00 from this project on Global Giving be sent directly to the High School towards the almost $500.00 she needs for her first year of high school.

Your donations at work. 

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Feb 26, 2013

Toward Sustainability

Dini helping the mom after delivering the baby
Dini helping the mom after delivering the baby

JWHS, a children's home, works toward sustainability. The Home is on one acre. Every inch of the acre has a purpose. Living and playing space combine with growing food. The children are active participants in raising goats and chickens for meat and milk; mulching, watering, planting harvesting are all group activities. The children learn alternative technologies such as solar power, solar cooking, organic intensive gardening, grey water irrigation, humanmanure composting, etc. We hope to add biogas soon. Having children from a variety of tribal backgrounds also assists to join them all as Kenyans and share their own special areas of knowledge. For example, when our goat was birthing, our pastoralist girl acted very expertly as midwife. By working toward 100% sustainability we teach important skills, respect for the land and all living things, as well as looking toward the long term future of the Home. Every coin that is saved is another child that can be assisted.

Mulching to help get through the dry season.
Mulching to help get through the dry season.
Watering the pepper plants.
Watering the pepper plants.

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