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Jun 13, 2011

Camp Forest Starts the 2011 Season

May studies the plaster cast tracks with Adam.
May studies the plaster cast tracks with Adam.

Camp Forest held its first Season Extender!  The 2011 camp season kicked off with a home school day.  This is the first year for Camp Forest to offer special “off season” experiences.  Home Schoolers attended one full day and worked on skills toward an Osprey or Eagle badge, which included identification of animal tracks. Camp Forests is also hosting an adult class on Survival Skills sponsored by Mt View Adult Education.  Day and Expedition camping begin June 27th. We hope to raise enough campership funds to offer this experience to any low-income children who apply. Visit the website to discover the amazing learning opportunities offered at Camp Forest.

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May 13, 2011

Girl Child Rescue continues

Colorfully traditional
Colorfully traditional

The Pastoralist Girl Child faces many difficulties. Beading, Female Genital Mutilation, Early Forced Marriage, lack of education, to name a few.  The law states that these practices are to stop and the girl child is to receive an education. Josephine Kulea and Expanding Opportunities are working to educate members of the community, and build a rescue center for the girls in the Isiolo area.  The girls being rescued at this time are placed in orphanages or boarding schools.  Though these places offer immediate safe havens, they are unable to meet the unique needs of this population.  They are not orphans, they may be pregnant, they do have families, schools have month long holidays when children are to return home.

10 acres of land has been donated for this purpose. The need is great and immediate. 

Take a minute of two to watch the CNN news feed attached in this report

Please help us help these girls.

Beads have meaning
Beads have meaning
What will be the future for these young girls?
What will be the future for these young girls?

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May 10, 2011

Slowly but Surely

Slowly but Surely the Rabondo Learning Center project is moving.  Our major focus since February is to get the word out to more people while we seek donations of serviceable laptop computers.

The building to house the Center needs only interior work to begin classes.

We know the story of the turtle and the hare.  So steadily we march to the finish.

 
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