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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!



 

A New Goal / Un nouveau but

  Published on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at 05:48 PM (MST)
THANK YOU!  MERCI!  ASANTE SANA!

We, the members of the 2015 Projet Kenya cohort,  have reached our first funding milestone of $3,500 in just six days and are almost at $5,000 raised!

This has energized us to rally together to hit our second funding milestone of $7,000 by the end of the campaign.  We have 16 days left.

Would you help us hit this goal by helping us spread the message or being one of our first donors towards this ambitious, yet meaningful goal?

With this additional funding, we will be able to reduce our financial burden.  We are partnered with Me to WE/Free the Children who provide a safe, secure environment for us to do our work.  

We believe the $5,000  fee we are each paying for this venture is well worth the transformative cross-cultural experience for which we are preparing, and hitting $7,000 means we will be able to offset these costs for everyone even more.  
We are so grateful for your continued support! 

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Nous les membres de la cohorte 2015 du Projet Kenya sommes ravis de vous annoncer que nous avons atteint notre but de 3,500$ en six jours et nous approchons rapidement une somme de 5000$.  
Nous sommes donc prêt à rêver en grand!  Nous avons décidé de cibler un 2e but.  Nous visons maintenant d'accumuler 7,000$ d'ici la fin de la campagne.  Il nous reste 16 jours.   

Nous vous prions de continuer à partager notre page.Pour ceux qui n'ont pas encore eux la chance de faire un don, il est encore temps!

Ces fonds additionnels nous aideront à réduire le fardeau financier de ce projet.  Le Projet Kenya est en partenariat avec Free the Children/Me to We, qui nous encadre au Kenya, dans un environnement sain et sécuritaire. Nous croyons que les frais de 5,000$ que chaque participant débourse pour cette expérience, en vaut bien la peine.   

Encore une fois, nous sommes très reconnaissant de votre appui jusqu'à date!

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The Change Maker

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Fun and Games

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This gift will provide children in Kenya with soccer balls and other recreational equipment.

Tools to Learn

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This gift will provide resources for classrooms in Kenya such as paper, pencils and markers.

Health and Security

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This gift will support the cost of Flying Doctor's insurance for one Campus Saint-Jean (UofA) student, to ensure all participants will be assisted in case of illness.

One Day in Kenya

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This gift covers the cost of a day in Kenya for one person including meals and lodging.

In-Country Transportation

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This gift will support the salary of Kenyan drivers as well as the maintenance of vehicles. The cohort of students travel 4 - 5 hours from Nairobi to get to the Massai Mara.

The Perfect Hosts

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This gift will pay the salaries of the Support Staff at camp who work hard to provide meals, security and maintenance.

A Legacy for Future Generations

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This gift will help cover the cost of materials such as concrete, sand and gravel, needed to build a classroom which will provide education for 30-52 students.

Take Flight

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This gift will help cover the cost of one Campus Saint-Jean (UofA) student's flight.