Where do we begin to summarize 2020?

Where do we begin to summarize 2020? The year started off normal. Scholarships were awarded, students went off to school, and we embarked on our usual planning for programming for the rest of the year. Of course, in March 2020, everything changed. Schools closed, and would remain closed for the rest of the year. Gathering…

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After a delayed start due to COVID

After a delayed start due to COVID, our D.I.G. Entrepreneurship program launched with three teams consisting of SYEF alumni and other youth community members. The D.I.G. program provides approximately six months of training and mentoring to the teams to develop their ideas and business plans, with the caveat that businesses must not only demonstrate potential…

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Our 2021 Plans

Although the world isn’t out of the weeds yet with COVID, there are some steps toward restoring familiar routines and activities in Kenya, including schools resuming in-person learning for the 2021 school year. Students in primary and secondary schools have been out of school since March, so the return to learning and routine is welcome.…

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The era of COVID

The era of COVID has of course required a lot of adaptability and constant conversation among our staff and community board about a role for SYEF in supporting our youth, their families, and the broader community. Our usual programming and activities were largely put on hold in order to be part of the needed measures…

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