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Jan 14, 2013

Camp Forest 2013 Brochure is ready!

The Triumphal entry to the harbor.
The Triumphal entry to the harbor.

The 2013 Camp Forest brochure is ready!  Exciting new offerings this summer:  Day Camp for 4-7 year olds, and three exciting expeditions!  Check it out at http://www.campforestmaine.com, or download the brochure from the link in .pdf form.

Camp Forest is a wilderness Day and Expedition Camp  located in Maine, USA.  The senior counselor is a Miane Guide, has completed several years of wilderness training and has  lived with indigenous tribes in Kenya and Peru.  Using Coyote Teaching techniques he patiently shares his knowledge with campers.

The program fee for Camp Forest is kept low so as many children as possible can attend, yet there are many children whose families still cannot meet the fee.   Your donations provide full or partial camperships for these children.

Please review our website and consider a donation so more children can receive this valuable experience.

Preparing to work on a coal burned bowl
Preparing to work on a coal burned bowl

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Nov 21, 2012

The Ariemet Girl's Rescue Center

The Ariemet Girl
The Ariemet Girl's Rescue Center from the East Sid

The Girl’s Rescue Center:  This center was first conceived in 2009 as a meeting of stakeholders led to the formation of the CBO POWER and the commitment by the Turkana community in Ariemet to donate the land. A grant form the UN Slavery Fund was granted and construction began in October or 2012.  Though there have been many challenges, people, water, transportation, the river rising…

One day, two young  ladies arrived. They quietly sat under a bush until the work day was closing and they approached to tell us the story of Irene.  So now Irene is in a temporary situation and is the first girl to be served by the new center,

Today the windows and doors were installed! Pictures in the next update.

This center will assist the project to provide safety and education to pastoralist girls in the Isiolo area.  We are so excited to finally be taking this major step in preventing girls from FGM and early forced marriage and providing a safe place for them to find education.

According to the World Bank, Educating girls brings the highest return on investment of any in the developing world!

This project is now in the GIRL EFFECT CHALLENGE until the end of November.  Your donation of any amount will help push us to the top.  It is the number of donors and the total amount that will help us get to the top 12 and help us EDUCATE GIRLS!!

The Ariemet Girl
The Ariemet Girl's Rescue Center
Roofing the Center was a HUGE step!
Roofing the Center was a HUGE step!
Before the center was finished, Irene arrived
Before the center was finished, Irene arrived

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Nov 9, 2012

UPDATE From Rabondo

Lilian, the Center Coordinator
Lilian, the Center Coordinator

The learning center is open and running. Maggie Smith was there in September. She spent days doing catalogs of the books at the library. I was there during that time and the work she did is very great. I really appreciate on behalf of the RCPUSA, the community and the Learning Center.

Though the learning center is running well, there is still more to be done and money is badly needed. Supplies are needed, for example; paper, ink cartridges, toner etc. Lilian's salary also. A pit latrine is badly needed as Lilian has to cross over to the other side of the compound. People coming to the Learning Center also need a latrine. Some maintenance is needed as well. We await the expansion of the learning center to the other available rooms. Plastering, painting and installation of electricity is necessary. The purchase of books in line with the Kenyan education curriculum will help students who cannot afford to buy them. They will be able to come to Learning Center and study.


We got a better printer and it is good in both quality and reliability compared to the others we had, but the toner it uses is very expensive.

The traffic that we had earlier went down during the power shortage then before it could rebuild, the strike occurred in schools. The schools rely on the Learning Center for services.

As we did not expect traffic to rise immediately, the progress is promising. Indeed, the Learning Center and especially the library is one of the best things in the Rabondo community and we cannot afford to lose it. It really supported students who were out of school due to the strike. They found a place in the Library at the Learning Center conducive to study.

I am sure the Learning Center will achieve self-sustainability. I expect the traffic to start building up soon. I anticipate that there will be a lot of work as the election is nearing. People will visit for various services; pictures, posters, ID processing documents etc.

Women and children are benefiting very much from the program. Women train and embrace the culture. Therefore, its continuity is important for the community.

Class and Services
Class and Services
A Computer class in sesson
A Computer class in sesson

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