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Aug 17, 2020

Summer Greetings from Learning Lions

Come join the Loewenmarsch!
Come join the Loewenmarsch!

Mambo,

we hope you are all doing fine in this challenging time wherever you are. Also, for us, the pandemic is having a big impact on our work and the Lions are currently still working from home to ensure they and their friends and family stay safe and healthy. 

Nevertheless, we are trying to focus on the good side and aim to gain some new skills and mindsets that will help us to get through this and come out even stronger. For example, we organize an online coding camp to spread knowledge and interest in IT.
Additionally, we are creating a concept to make our yearly event, Löwenmarsch happening in a way that will keep the participants safe while giving an opportunity to get out on the fresh air, be with others and socialize, exercise, doing good and creating great memories.

CODING CAMP
In October 2020, Learning Lions will offer a 90-minute virtual coding workshop in the Meet & Code platform (www.meet-and-code.org). Our goal is to inspire young people to start loving to code through innovative and creative teaching and, at the same time, spread the word about Learning Lions' mission and work! If you know how to code we are happy to have you join the event as a volunteer

LÖWENMARSCH
On the 5th September you are warmly invited to participate at Löwenmarsch, a fundraising hike that is taking place in the Bavarian alpine upland from Kaltenberg to the beautiful castle Neuschwarnstein. The aim is to hike up to 100 km within 24 h while collecting funds for each kilometer hiked. Even though 100 km is the great goal, it is also possible to join only for a smaller section of the way. More information about how to participate, the safety guidelines and how to donate here: www.löwenmarsch.de .

You see, there is still a lot going on and we would be pleased to meet you at one of our events. 

Until then, Kuwa salama (means stay safe in Kiswahili),
Stefanie

Coding Workshop in October
Coding Workshop in October
Staying Safe and Healthy
Staying Safe and Healthy
Join us at the Loewenmarsch 2020
Join us at the Loewenmarsch 2020
Apr 16, 2020

Spring News from Learning Lions

Graduates of the Cohort in the Kakuma Refugee Camp
Graduates of the Cohort in the Kakuma Refugee Camp

Dear friends and supporters,

"tufanaye pamoja" - is the swahili phrase for "let's do this together". For us, it is all about doing things together. Together we are strong and only together we are able to fight poverty in Africa by teaching young adults in Lodwar ICT skills and enable them to earn their living, especially in these difficult times of COVID-19. The path is long, and we want to keep you updated on all the small and big things that are happening on the way.

DIGITAL LIONS PORTFOLIO
Digital Lions are graduated students from our Learning Lions program, which is teaching ICT skills to young adults. They are already using their new skills and offer their services in Web Development, Graphic Design and Video Animation. To have a look at their work, you can check out their webpage! If you want to support these young talents on their journey, you can order their services by dropping an E-Mail to: sales@digitallions.co .

NEW COHORT IN THE KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP
Last year, we have started a new Learning Lions cohort with talents from the Kakuma Refugee Camp and host communities. We were very happy to be supported by a lot of different partners during this amazing project: GIZ, Turkana county government, National government through Department of refugee affairs, Provincial administration, UNHCR KENYA youth leaders and refugee communities. The aim is to sustainably fight poverty in the region by teaching ICT skills and opening up a world with good job opportunities in the ICT section. Last month the students graduated successfully from our program, ready to take their next steps into a better future.

NEW ICT CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION
As you might already know, we are building a new campus for more than 500 students near the Turkana Lake region. The region is very rural and surrounded by a lot of underprivileged communities. We decided to build our new campus in this deserted area to provide opportunities to people in need while ensuring that they can stay in their home region, close to their families. We attached some pictures for you, so you can see the area and have a look at the ongoing work.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED
You can also become part of our journey by helping as a remote volunteer (or locally after the pandemic is over) as well as by contributing with a donation. There are many different ways you can help as a volunteer. For example, you can share your expertise in topics such as Graphic Design, Web Design, Fundraising or Sales. If you are interested, we are happy to hear from you.

I hope you enjoyed this small update from Lodwar and you will stay connected with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram .

Kwaheri,
Stefanie

check out Digital Lions
check out Digital Lions
Teaching the new Cohort
Teaching the new Cohort
Building the new Campus
Building the new Campus
Dec 26, 2019

Warm Wishes from Turkana, Kenya

Our Learning Lions family wishes you a Holiday Season full of peace, love, and joy to you, your family and friends and a wonderful and prosperous 2020! May all the sweet magic of the season gladden your heart and fill your every wish. 

We are very blessed and grateful for your support. It is because of supporters like you that we are able to keep our project going. As you may know, in 2020 we are excited open our new ICT Center so we can extend our program to even more talented young adults. 

Additionally to our new ICT campus and new students we are also looking forward to welcome volunteers from all over the world that are eager to share their knowledge and time with us from remote or locally here in Turkana. If you are interested in being one of them, do not hesitate to contact us.

Until then, best wishes from Turkana, 

Learning Lions

 
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