Kenya Make a Difference
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Kenya Make a Difference is a student run organization designed to help in-need communities within rural areas of Kenya and raise awareness about its culture. The organization is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and will be taking its third annual trip to Kenya in January 2014. The organization is currently advised by Dr. Paula Knudson, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Assistant Chancellor and Dean of Students.
Kenya Make a Difference became affiliated with the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in April 2012 after a trip of eight UW-La Crosse students traveled to Kenya in January.
During January 2012, Kenya Make a Difference handed out clothes to rural families, constructed a swing set for Kiptenden Elementary School in Nakuru, Kenya, and built an addition to a classroom at Soar Kenya Academy, an elementary school in Barut, Kenya.
In January 2013, Kenya Make a Difference led a trip to the village of Barut, Kenya. Volunteers built a new kitchen and donated school supplies to Nine Stones, a privately run primary school. The volunteers also distributed clothing and hygiene items to families in the surrounding area and spent time helping at the Haven of Hope orphanage in Nakuru.
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- Kenya Make a Difference official website
- UW - La Crosse organization homepage for Kenya Make A Difference