A year ago, Henry Waitindi and Lynn Brooks left their respective homes 8,000 miles apart from each other in Nairobi (Kenya) and Houston (Texas) and headed to the same destination, The Summit Bechtel, a reserve in West Virginia that hosted the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. They had never met before, but they shared the same dream: to promote Scouting’s purpose and principles worldwide.
Amid COVID-19 epidemic, AVSI is reinventing itself to be able to carry out projects and accompany beneficiaries. In Kenya, inside the Dadaab refugee camp, one of the largest camps in the world (200,000 people are currently living there), we are using Zoom to train teachers to provide quality education to the refugee and host community schools. The activity is part of the project “Transitional Support for Integration and Quality of Education in Dadaab Refugee and Host Community,” funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM).
Fourteen-year-old Kok Matim, from South Sudan, participated in the 24th World Scout Jamboree and showcased how scouting can empower refugees through education.
SCOUTING BRINGS HOPE, SENSE OF BELONGING AND LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG PEOPLE AT DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP
Scout.org highlights AVSI’s work with refugees in Dadaab camp in partnership with the Kenya Scouts Association
Bangio Ali, Education Officer with AVSI Kenya, shared her testimonial in the collective brainstorm “Educating Girls”, Organized by leading think-thank Friends of Europe.
DURING THE CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE KENYA SCOUTS ASSOCIATION’S PATRONS DAY ON NOVEMBER 24TH, UHURU KENYATTA RECOGNIZED AVSI FOR ITS SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE BUILDING IN GARISSA COUNTY, IN NORTH EAST KENYA