Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya

 
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 1 donation
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    1 new Building, 2 in the making and a celebration weekend!
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
    Dear Rafikis, This is a happy moment to be sending you a report. We have just returned from the field and experienced how much is happening. The recent visit of Irish Ambassador Dr. Vincent O'Neill and his wife, to our Koshyn polytechnic campus made the constrction site seem like a party site! Indeed, thanks to a very...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 3 donations
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 3 donations
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 8 donations
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    10th Anniversary Year!
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
    Dear Friends, Dear Rafikis,  Let's Celebrate! This month, Rafiki Ya Maisha celebrated its 10th anniversary! Ten years on, we are thrilled to announce that our Chepkanga school graduated with a class of 97 students this November. As you may recall, our new Koshyn school broke ground in February and is...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 3 donations
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 4 donations
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 3 donations
    • 7 months ago
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    Wing I gets a roof!
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
    Dear friends,   Progress is unstoppable: the fist wing of our building has the roof structure! The rains did not deter the carpenters from putting up the frame.The enthusiam of our local partners and your generous donations allowed us to overcome the unusually long rains and the impassable roads. Wing I for 4 workshops...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 8 donations
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 1 donation
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 1 donation
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    Foundations, Yes!
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
    Dear Friends, Freshly dug trenches for 4 workshops filled with 3 rows of steel wires, 4" of concrete and 3 layers of natural stone blocks... 760m of piping connecting the future school to the SOIN Water project of Koshyn.....tons of sand, ballast, hardcore and murram waiting to be used: work has started. Imagine...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 1 donation
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 13 donations
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    The Enthusiasm of the Community
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
    Fresh field news: The community in Koshyn, our second school campus, is putting a lot of energy into preparing the site: a pit latrine has been dug, a store and a watchman's house is being build. The local leaders, villagers and youths greeted the Quantity Surveyor and myself with prayers, songs and speeches.The youths in...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    Getting the construction site ready
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
    The Sergoek Youth Polytechnic is developping fast with fresh visibility on it's two campuses. The first school campus in Chepkanga location with it's 108 students, government teachers and 10 classrooms/workshops is now a fully operational institution. It built 4 brick classroom/workshops this year and will add a Plumbing...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    Much awaited Title Deed now out!
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
    Dear Rafikis,I'm pleased to report that after a 2 year-long wait, the tilte deed for our gifted 5 acre piece of land is out! This August has been rife with action for the Sergoek Youth Polytechnic. For the new site, with title deed in hand, the building process can now move forward.In the past 2 weeks we have: (1) met...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    The Student Arc II
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project leader
    Kwambai is a trainee in Chepkanga and Ingu is a student in Paris. Like the young women portrayed in our last report, these 2 young men stand out in their own communities. Both have reached out, over and beyond, and have touched each other's lives. Kwambai K. is a 17 year old from Uasin-Gishu County, Rift Valley Province in...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 56 donations
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    The student Arc
    By - Claire MATHIJSEN - President - RAFIKI YA MAISHA
    Risper goes to school in Chepkanga, Kenya and Paloma goes to school in Paris, France. Our two students dream of a bright future yet lead diametrically different lives. Their backgrounds and struggles, their ambitions and dreams have pushed them, mysteriously, to help each. They will most likely never meet but...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    The student Arc
    By - Claire MATHIJSEN - President - RAFIKI YA MAISHA
    Risper goes to school in Chepkanga, Kenya and Paloma goes to school in Paris, France. Our two students dream of a bright future yet lead diametrically different lives. Their backgrounds and struggles, their ambitions and dreams have pushed them, mysteriously, to help each. They will most likely never meet but...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    Groundbreaking for the New School Building
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
    November 7, 2012A much awaited event took place: the 1st stone for the permanent structure on the new plot was put in the ground.The French diplomat from the French Embassy in Nairobi was our guest of honor. Mr. Julien Marx was greeted by all the members of the community:The principal of Rift Valley Vocational Technical...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has made updates to their project page.
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    POSTCARD: Project Site Visit
    By - Shonali Banerjee and Aliza Appelbaum - GlobalGiving In-The-Field Representatives
    Shonali Banerjee and Aliza Appelbaum are In-The-Field Representatives for GlobalGiving.  They are visiting projects in Morocco, Spain and France.  Here is their most recent "postcard" from France:  On Tuesday August 14, 2012, Aliza and I had the great pleasure of meeting with Claire Mathijsen, founder of...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    Enrollment increase & Visit of Architects
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project leader
    The 100 student mark Yes! We are proud to announce that 104 students are currently enrolled at the Sergoek Youth Polytechnic, up from 22 in September when the school opened. 55 one-year students just finished a 1 month internship, or 'attachment' in Kenyan terminology, with various companies/businesses in Eldoret town...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 29 donations
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    more students, new land, great prospects !
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Great strides...
    The Polytechnic is bustling with students and activities: 76 students are currently registered at the Sergoek Polytechnic. 6 workshops with 1sr year and 2nd year instructors are operational. The flag mast is in place, 2 desks build by the Carpentry students adorn the staff room and the volley ball pitch is full during...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    3 new workshops open!
    By - Claire Mathijsen - project leader
    The Sergoek Vocational training center in Chepkanga opened with 3 new workshops in September! Students can now learn Carpentry and Joinery, Electrical and Electronic Technology and Food Processing Technology for the first time in the area. A fourth government sponsored instructor is teaching Fashion and Design. These...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    Youth, Gender and Soccer in Chepkanga - September 2011
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
      "Youth - Gender - Soccer" or "How to find the Lost Youth". The torrential rains held back on that mid-August Sunday afternoon in Chepkanga. The finals of the youth soccer tournament took place free of mud - a miracle of the rainy season. After scoreless overtime and sudden death penalty kicks, with excitement...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya posted a progress report
    Important news on the RAFIKI front - June 2011
    By - Claire Mathijsen - Project Leader
    How can I share major news with you in a few short paragraphs ? So many foundation stones of our RAFIKI YA MAISHA project have fallen into place in the past 3 months, that a book would seem more adapted to share all the joy and the news ! Samwel, a 17 yr old student in Hair Dressing & Beauty Therapy at our...
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has received 161 donations
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    Marc Maxson You're off to a nice start in the open challenge! By the way - I live in Nairobi and would love to visit your project!
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  • Build Skills with "lost" Youth in Kenya has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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