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.
Jan 14, 2016

Rescue Center Dormitory on the Rise

The way the walls will look-this room almost done.
The way the walls will look-this room almost done.

Expanding Oportunities has continued to support the girls that were rescued.  One of the girls is facing a significant challenge in her life but she is determined to rise above it and continue in school.  No additional rescues have been performed due to lack of funds.

But the Aremiet Girl's Recue Center and the Gordon Clem Academy have joined together to provide Phase I of a Girl's dormitory to provide term housing and year round housing for pastoralist girls.  Volunteers from the USA  sealed the majority of the newly dressed stone and the remainder will be completed this month in preparation for furnishing the dormitory. 

Slowly the dormitory will be furnished and the magistrate informed that the Rescue Center is prepared to receive girls being rescued from FGM and EFM.  Expanding Opportunities will continue to provide housing in other schools but will also be able to provide "safe' housing for other girls as well.

It is donors likeyou that make this possible.  Thank You.

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Dec 10, 2015

The School Year Has Ended in Kenya

Some of the children after closing school
Some of the children after closing school

Thanks to your assistance 24 children have received assistance with their education expenses. 7 of them are in Boarding School. Boarding school is normal for Kenya as distances to school are often vast, and the public day schools are often very overcrowded. Expanding Opportunities uses your funds to pay all or some of the 24 children’s education expenses. The least we have done for a child is to purchase a uniform. Uniforms are required and many parents can afford the fees but not the cost of the uniform so their child cannot attend school. Other children receive the full cost of their expense as they are orphans with no found relatives or other source of funds. Most of these 24 students improved their academic scores this year. One is number one in his class and will take his final prima exam next year!! We hope to raise enough funds to purchase him some extra preparation texts. If he is able to excel in that primary examination, he could receive a full four year high school education free of charge! Four students completed the first year at Gordon Clem Academy, the organization’s new high school. It was a challenging year with construction; raids from neighboring tribes, drought and other challenges. These students met them head on and even prepared their own lunch at the school as the year approached its end.

The determination of these students to obtain an education deserves all of our support! The parents who try hard to do what they can deserve a boost.

The New Year will begin January 4, 2016. The list of students needing assistance has grown. If you can help in any way, please click on the DONATE TAB and give your year-end gift to education a child in Kenya.

Our Number 1 Student receiving gifts
Our Number 1 Student receiving gifts

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Dec 8, 2015

Putting Camp Forest to sleep

Discovered Eggs
Discovered Eggs

Camp Forest is ready to sleep for the winter. It is now time for the staff reflect on the past summer and make plans for 2016. Memories of the adapted expedition where parents could pick up and drop off their child daily at different locations on the river for those too timid to seep out, was wonderfully received. The EPIC animal game where the campers became a forest animal and acted the part for the day! They never wanted to end. The fantastic staff combination we hope to repeat. The campers learned, had fun, and grew by leaps and bounds in the wild. Your donations helped campers who would not otherwise be able to attend. Camp Forest offers full and partial camperships allowing parents an affordable fun and educational experience for their child(ren). Your gift this holiday season will allow us to award Camperships to parents to put in their child’s gift bags. Thank you .

Stop and go expedition
Stop and go expedition
Shelter
Shelter

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