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We are a group of passionate university students who strive to build global relationships through service projects to underprivileged countries around the world. We are part of the seventh group of students from Campus Saint-Jean (University of Alberta) who will travel to Kenya in May of 2015 to experience the power of service learning as future teachers and professionals. 

                        

The Kenya project focuses on three pillars: education, leadership and social justiceThis will be an opportunity of a lifetime to see the world with new eyes.  As we prepare to become teachers and leaders, we are conscious of the privilege but also of the responsibility of our chosen professions.  We hear stories about the conditions of developing countries, but what a privilege it will be to see the realities of cultural differences. 



Although the student teaching practicum is central to the "Projet Kenya" experience, leadership and volunteering activities are built into this international project. Reciprocity, solidarity and sustainability are three fundamental principles in our journey. Free the Children/Me to We, our partner organization, believes in a hand up - not a handout!   Twelve wheelbarrows of sand, twelve wheelbarrows of rocks, two bags of cement, water, shovels, muscle power, blisters and a lot of good will - such is the formula that makes a difference in the lives of Kenyan children.  Although very challenging physically, such an experience brings an unprecedented sense of joy in the lives of young adults who witness for themselves the power of experience.


 

According to previous participants, t
he best part about being in the Massai Mara is feeling the pulse of the region.  It is quite something to connect with this daily rhythm - mamas beading under the acacia trees in serenity, young students who attend school each morning with a spring in their step and smiles on their faces; the way the community comes to life with each rising sun. Young Massai students leave a lasting impression on all who have the privilege to meet them.



The alumni of "Projet Kenya" is exemplary in walking their talk.  Their commitment to making a difference in our world doesn't end when they come home.  These students, many of whom are now teachers, choose to impact others locally and internationally.  Some are now teaching and working in developing countries. Other alumni members continue to impact the lives of their students in local Canadian classrooms. They are proud to live by the Me to We motto: "Think globally, act locally."  They are now preaching what they practiced in Kenya.  

The participants of "Projet Kenya" will have earned much more than a degree upon completion of their university program. They will leave Campus Saint-Jean with a life-transforming experience that will forever influence the way they teach and the way they approach their professional lives.

                   We are so looking forward to becoming a part of that Alumni!



 

Get To Know Us! Apprendre à nous connaître!

  Published on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at 03:53 PM (MST)
Want to know a bit more about each team member? Here's a bit about us!

Nikki: I'm in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Science degree. I want to go to Kenya to support education in this often disadvantaged region. I'm excited for this cross-cultural experience and the friendships I will make!
Lucille: I have the privilege of coordinating the 7th cohort of students from Campus Saint-Jean from UofA. I love to witness their first moments in Kenya. I love to witness the sparkle in the eyes of these students as they meet the children and the members of the community with whom we will spend 3 weeks!
Matt: I am currently studying for a degree in Education and in Physical Sciences. I chose to go to Kenya in order to immerse myself in a new culture, give a helping hand to those who need it most and to learn from others.
Stéphanie: I am a student in Elementary Education. Being a part of a team that has a global impact has always been my dream. I can't wait to land on Kenyan soil!
Rebecca: I'm in my 3rd year of my Bachelor of Secondary Education in sciences. I'm excited to go to Kenya to experience a new culture and a different lifestyle. I want to bring what I will learn from this project to my future classes.
Renée: I am an aspiring elementary school teacher. I'm currently in my third and incredibly excited to be a part of Project Kenya. My passions in life revolve around educating children and helping others, two things I can't wait to be a part of in Kenya!
Ali: I'm in my 3rd year of Secondary Education with a major in math and a minor in choral music. Every time I think of going to Kenya, I can't help but feel so blessed to have this opportunity in my life. I feel so deeply about global education and being able to have cross-cultural exchanges and this experience will present nothing less!
Alex: I'm in my 4th year of my BEd/BSc at the Campus Saint-Jean. I want to go to Kenya because I know that education is key to positive changes in the world. This is an opportunity to bring a better quality education to a part of the world through the construction of classrooms, that are missing in the region.
Candice: I have a background working in education and am working towards my BA in Psychology. I am so blessed to be part of this year's amazing team for Project Kenya. I am so excited to gain new perspectives, build friendships and help our global community thrive.

Thank you for your continued support throughout our journey and in our lives!



Voulez-vous savoir un petit plus plus à propos des membres de notre équipe? Voici quelques petits mots au sujet de notre groupe!

Nikki: Je suis dans ma 4ème année d'une bac en sciences biologiques. Je veux aller au Kenya pour appuyer l'éducation dans cette région souvent défavorisé. J'ai hâte aussi à faire l'expérience de la culture et la différente mode de vie de nos amis au Kenya!
Lucille: J'ai le plaisir de coordonner le 7ème groupe d'étudiants du CSJ au Kenya. Quel plaisir de partager l'émerveillement des étudiants ainsi que de voir encore une fois, l'étincelle dans les yeux de ceux qui nous accueillent au Kenya! Un privilège que je ne prends pas pour acquis!
Matt: Je poursuis un bac en éducation et un bac en sciences. J'ai choisi d'aller au Kenya pour vivre une nouvelle culture, donner un coup de main à ceux qui on vraiment besoin et apprendre d'autrui.
Stéphanie: Je suis étudiante en éducation au primaire. Faire partie d'une équipe qui a un impact global a toujours été un de mes rêves. J'attends avec grande impatience le moment où je mets mes pieds au Kenya!
Rebecca: Je suis dans ma 3ème année dans un Baccalauréat en Éducation secondaire en sciences. J'ai hâte d'aller au Kenya pour l'expérience d'une nouvelle culture et une différente mode de vie. Je veux apporter ces connaissances que je gagne de ce projet à mes classes dans le futur.
Renée: J'aspire devenir enseignante au primaire. Je suis dans ma 3ème année universitaire et je suis très heureuse de faire partie du Projet Kenya cette année. Mes passions inclues éduquer les enfants ainsi qu'aider les autres, deux choses que j'attends avec impatience faire au Kenya!
Ali: Je suis dans ma 3ème année en Éducation secondaire avec une majeure en maths et une mineure en chant chorale. Chaque fois que je pense au Kenya, c'est inévitable que je sens tellement béni d'avoir cette occasion dans ma vie. Je sens tellement forte au sujet de l'éducation globale et le fait d'avoir des échanges interculturelles et cette expérience n'en manquera pas!
Alex: Je suis dans ma 4ème année du BEd/BSc au Campus Saint-Jean. Je veux aller au Kenya car je sais que l'éducation est clé aux changements positifs dans le monde. Ceci est une opportunité d'apporter une éducation de meilleure qualité à une partie du monde à travers la construction des salles de classe, qui manquent dans cette région.
Candice: Jambo les amis! J'ai un fondement de travail en éducation et j'étudie vers mon baccalauréat en pschologie. Je suis tellement heureuse et bénie de faire partie de l'équipe extraordinaire pour le Projet Kenya cette année. J'ai tellement hâte d'acquérir de nouvelles perspectives, de nouer des amitiés et d'aider notre communauté mondiale prospérer.

Merci pour votre soutien continu durant notre aventure et dans nos vies !







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