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UW Synergy Program Class to Raise Funds for Kenyan Project

November 22, 2011 — Freshmen students in a University of Wyoming Synergy Program class will sell silicone bracelets from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Wyoming Union to raise money for a Kenyan nonprofit organization's (NPO) grassroots programs.

The class instructor, Gatua wa Mbugwa, says the UW fundraising project for the NPO was begun by last year's freshmen students in the class. The bracelets come in three colors: blue, yellow and green and are all inscribed with the words "Helping Save Kenya."

The Kenyan NPO manages a grassroots research and training program in conservation agriculture for farmers, an adult literacy education program, a self-help farmers' economic improvement program and an after-school program that gives needy elementary school children access to books and other literacy materials.

Synergy is a nationally acclaimed learning community for first-year students that provides a challenging set of courses in a supportive environment.

The "Images of a Continent, Old and New: Exploring African Cultures" Synergy course explores U.S. and global impacts of African diverse cultures and history. Students examine issues and impacts of African writing and literature, music, agriculture, politics, religion, medicine and education.

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