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Summer 2014 Learning Through Service
With a population of more than 50,000 residents, mostly low-income families who live on a $1 a day, Viwandani is the setting of many deplorable living conditions. Situated along the banks of the highly polluted Ngong River, the slum has little or no municipal services and poor infrastructure. Sanitation is particularly poor, with as many as 700 people sharing one toilet. As a participant in this service learning project, you will join local leaders and youth in environmental cleaning activities while learning more about life in the slums.
Offered in Summer 2014, "Service Learning: Kenya" can be taken as a credit or non-credit course.
You can earn 1 - 3 undergraduate or graduate credit hours.
Travel to Kenya, where you will
- participate in a service learning project at Viwandani Slum, where you will assist local leaders and youth in an environmental clean-up
- learn about gender roles and cultural socialization at Hillside community, site of the 2013 UW/CC Service Learning Water Project
- participate in cultural and educational activities at Mburu Gichua School, site of the 2011 Service Learning Kitchen Project
- learn about Kenyan culture through visits to local communities and safari
For specifics, preview the course syllabus.
Date of Travel: June 5 - 15, 2014 (Itinerary is subject to change)
Estimated Cost: $2,295 (excludes UW tuition and fees, airfare, entry visas, immunizations, tips/gratuities, Crescent Island excursion, and personal expenses)
- November 30: $500 deposit due
- January 30, 2014: Air ticket purchased
- March 5, 2014: 50% of program cost due
- April 15, 2014: 50% of program cost due
How to Pay: To pay with credit card, call (307) 268-2713. To pay by check, mail to UW/CC Center, 125 College Drive, Casper, WY 82601 (attention June 5-15 Kenya Program), or bring to the UW/CC Center Student Services Office, Liesinger Hall Room 163.
Financial Assistance: Scholarships may be available for registered students. Additionally, UW students across the state may qualify for other scholarships such as the Cheney Study Abroad Scholarship. UW/CC Center students may also qualify for the Rocky Mountain Power Education Enhancement Grant.
Availability: Limited to 12 participants
Contact: Lydiah Nganga (307) 268-3042 email@example.com
John Kambutu and Lydiah Nganga have been directing service projects in Kenya since 2004.
Like the participants of past programs, you can make an impact.