U.S. Embassy Alumni to Clean up Kibera

Posted on March 3, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Nairobi, 3 March 2011 – The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi is proud to host a
three day conference on volunteerism and community service from March
1-3, 2011 for 35 key State Alumni leaders from East and Anglophone
Africa.  State Alumni are people who participated in U.S. government
sponsored academic, professional and leadership exchange programs. The
culmination of the conference takes place today, Thursday, March 3,
2011, with a community service cleanup project at Olympic Bus Stage in
Kibera.   The cleanup takes place in partnership with the Nairobi City
Council, the Kibera Zulu Youth Group, and several other youth groups
organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs.

Conference participants represent fifteen different countries including
Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Comoros,
Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
During the three-day conference, the Alumni focused on  participant
recruitment and development; volunteer leveraging; community engagement
and strengthening; resource and fund development; the grants process;
performance measurement and evaluation; designing, and implementing
feasible volunteerism and community service projects that benefit the
community and the nation; and strategic planning for Africa.

Conference participants will  return to their countries with skills and
knowledge to support an existing State Alumni association in their home
countries or to work towards the establishment of an alumni association
and engage with other alumni on the theme of volunteerism and community
service. Participants are encouraged to share lessons learned with the
broader alumni community.


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