Kenya C US 2017
Team Member: Lauren Ho
Event Name: ME to WE USA - Kenya 2017
I’ll visit a community that works with ME to WE’s charity partner, an organization with a 21-year history of sustainable development. Together with local community members, I’ll volunteer on a project that helps empower families with the tools to lift themselves from poverty—from a classroom to a clean water system.
The projects I’m contributing to are part of ongoing development work, so my trip will have an impact long after I return home!
I’ll have the opportunity to connect with community members and experience their daily lives and culture rsthand, with activities like beading with an artisans’ group, meeting students at an all-girls high school and joining a local woman on a walk to collect water.
I’ll learn firsthand about social issues including women’s rights, food security and access to education, health care and clean water.
Throughout my trip, I’ll take part in activities to help build my leadership skills. I’ll also work with my trip leaders to build an action plan—a blueprint of how I’ll take the inspiration from my trip and use it to make a difference at home on local and global issues.