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Sep 2, 2011

Summer 2011 is Gone!

The three who built their first waterproof shelter
The three who built their first waterproof shelter

Summer 2011 passed so quickly!  It was a wonderful year!  There were many new campers and several children were able to attend this unique experience because of friends, relatives and donors. Three campers obtained their Eagle Shelter badge. They worked hard to build a lean-to style shelter. As the shelter must be waterproof, nature cooperated and sent a deluge!  Their shelter remained DRY!  They slept in the shelter on the next overnight. Now we move into the fall homeschool season with groups of home schoolers coming to learn and extend the summer.

Camp may be relatively quiet but the administration is not.  We need to refill the Campership Fund to allow more low-income children to attend in 2012.

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Aug 5, 2011

Community Education Journey Planned

Women gathering for a community info mtg
Women gathering for a community info mtg

A Community Education journey is planned for March 1-16, 2012. 

A group will travel to a remote village in Isiolo District, Kenya. The first stop will be at a school to discuss child rights, and girl child education with the students.  The students will have an opportunity to discuss how they feel about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early Forced Marriage (EFM).  Then community meetings for women and men will be held separately.  The laws a written in the new constitution forbidding FGM, EFM before the age of 18 and mandating girl child education will be discussed as well as the reasons behind the mandates.

This is an open journey, though limited in numbers.  If you are interested in participating in this Service Journey, please email info@expandingopportunities.org

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Jul 28, 2011

GOOD NEWS

The Future Distance Learning Center in Rabondo
The Future Distance Learning Center in Rabondo

GOOD NEWS!!

Expanding Opportunities has received a grant from Rhodes Scholars, RSSAF to kick start the Distance Learning Center. 

We will be able to finish one room of the Center, hire a coordinator and get started!!

There is still a long way to go so hop aboard and bring Distance Education and on site learning to the Community of Rabondo, Kenya.

Thank you RSSAF for this kickstart!  The work will begin ASAP. 

 
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