Students from Penn State have just completed three life-changing weeks working at the CYEC, while Kansas State students have started their two months at the Centre. The Penn State students were involved in a number of projects: working with the youth in the youth cooperative as they develop their agriculture production and business skills (http://pennstateinkenya2011.weebly.com/class-blog.html), teaching the youth to turn computer waste into jewelry (http://ewasteatpsu.wordpress.com/) and testing a life skills curriculum (http://kenya-believe.blogspot.com/). These projects are all geared to help the youth develop the skills (both personal and professional) they’ll need to lead independent lives.
The Kansas State students are primarily working at the CYEC drop-in centre, running programs in arts and agriculture. They’re also helping with the pre-school program, tutoring and extra-curricular activities at the Centre (http://web.me.com/aberke/Kupenda_Kenya/Welcome.html).
As you’ll see when you browse the students’ blogs, they learn and grow through their experience there, and the relationships formed between the US students and the CYEC children and youth enrich them all. While the students bring a great deal of enthusiasm and expertise to their work with the CYEC, the funds to implement their projects at the Centre come from supporters such as you! Your funds help as they buy arts materials, build rabbit hutches and construct new goat pens. This Wednesday, 15 June, is a Bonus Day on Global Giving, so your gift then will be worth an additional 30%! Please give what you can!
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