Summer always means fun in the sun for the girls at The Kibera School for Girls in Kenya! Last year, we wrote about their exciting times at summer camp, where they danced, played sports, put on plays and created works of art. Clearly, this is a talented (and fun-loving!) group of girls. This year, the girls participated in their second annual three-week educational camp, Summer Institute. Thanks to the help of an all-star group of volunteers and staff, the camp was another success!
Summer Institute started last year as a way to engage stellar college student volunteers with the young girls at The Kibera School. Volunteers led the girls in three weeks of playing, learning and mentoring. Mornings at Summer Institute are filled with educational activities, while the afternoons are spent playing sports, doing arts and crafts, making music or acting. Whether the girls were competing in an obstacle course or folding origami, practicing their public speaking or putting on a show, their smiles tell it all. Both volunteers and students alike seem to have had the time of their life over these past three weeks.
After scrolling though Summer Institute’s photos, it’s nearly impossible to not send in a volunteer application for next year’s camp. The Kibera School for Girls is looking for undergrad or graduate students who are eager to take on challenges and responsibility, while forming meaningful relationships with KSG’s students and staff at the 2013 Summer Institute. Applicants should also love being around children and have a passion for Shining Hope’s mission. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities Summer Institute presents, visit here.
Interested? To get a notification when the application goes live in January, email firstname.lastname@example.org.