Two 2017 Harambe Events!

It was a double-header of Harambee events this season, with one in Fort Collins and a second in Denver a week later. This year the events were punctuated with attendance and presentation by Apin, our Samburu-based coordinator, as part of his once-in-a-lifetime visit to the U.S. As usual, the energy and good vibes were flowing,…

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Our annual Harambee fundraiser is coming up!

Our annual Harambee fundraiser is coming up!  This year our Harambee will be highlighted like never before, with our Samburu-based coordinator Apin Yasin in attendance during his first-ever trip outside of Kenya!  And, we’ve added a Happy Hour Harambee in Denver this year, in addition to our usual festive Harambee in Fort Collins. “Harambee” is…

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During the first school break

During the first school break of the year, our youth participated in a multi-day workshop facilitated by Stephen Muasya of Daraja Academy about conflict, gender-based violence and leadership. Employing a variety of activities and small group discussions, the students immersed themselves in discussing the source of conflict and the short and long term implications of…

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Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates

In what has become our annual tradition, we hosted a ceremony and celebration in early January to acknowledge the 11 youth who recently completed high school (in December 2016) and to introduce our 12 new scholarship recipients. Our new SYEF chairperson Christine Namunyak served as master of ceremonies along her predecessor, Boniface Isigi. Together, they…

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Our 2016 Beading Program

We ramped up our beading program in 2016, a program in which we partner with women in Samburu to produce beaded items for resale abroad. Proceeds support the women directly as well as SYEF scholarships and programming. It’s a partnership that results in educational scholarships and income generation for women, or what is known to…

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SYEF’s annual Harambee fundraiser

SYEF’s annual Harambee fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, November 3 from 6:00-9:30pm at the Old Town Artery in Fort Collins.  “Harambee” is a Swahili word with no direct translation to English, but implies “community coming together,” usually for a shared cause.  This year’s Harambee will feature a theme of “What gives you hope” and include…

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Upcoming SYEF sales events

SYEF will be selling Samburu relics and items at a number of events through the Fall and Winter. The sales support Unity Women’s Village and SYEF’s scholarship program. Come do some shopping at one of our upcoming events, and support our great work while picking up some cool Samburu stuff! Saturday, October 8 9:00am-4:00pm First…

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Click and Make it Easy

We’ve been supporting Samburu youth for more than five years now. And we’re convinced that our place-specific, super grassroots approach is how to make a difference in the world. For this model to work, though, efficiency is critical. We’re committed to running a lean organization, which is why we’re regularly above 90% on the portion…

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