Update from our U.S. Director
I will be making my first trip to South Sudan and Kenya in June and July. It will be a strategic trip to establish new partnerships with organizations that can enable us to expand our work in vocational education and girls’ education and to begin to offer university scholarships to our Marial Bai Secondary School (MBSS) graduates. Potential partners include:
Zawadi Education Fund in Kenya, which provides scholarships to gifted African secondary school female graduates.
Andela in Kenya, which provides a prestigious vocational training course to Africa’s best and brightest software programmers.
FilmAid Kenya, which works with youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp and other groups to provide arts and film training. For example, they are known for their campaign to bring refugee stories to the global public through their #teamrefugees campaign.
BRCK, which provides appropriate hardware technology for remote learners, including tablets that allow school children to learn even if their teacher is absent and there is limited electricity.
Xavier Project, which teaches multimedia literacy to South Sudanese refugees living in Nairobi.
If you're interested in arranging a personal presentation after I return in late July, please email me at email@example.com.
Yvonne Chen (M.A. International Development Studies)