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.
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.
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