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We knew them when…

One of our past participants, Mr. Abesalom (Archil) Kekelia from Tbilisi, Georgia was recently named the Georgian Ambassador to Israel. Archil Kekelia was part of a 2003 IRIS program through the USAID-funded Community Connections program. Archil was part of a group of 10 adults from...

Welcome to the IRIS family

IRIS would like to welcome the new YES Program Assistant Anastasia Morrissey to our staff. Her duties will primarily consist of finding host families for the KL-YES students selected for the 2012-2013 school year. We look forward to hearing from her as she brings in...

Winning essays send KL-YES students to D.C.

Congratulations to the 5 of our current KL-YES students from Tanzania and Nigeria for being selected to attend the 2012 Civic Education Workshop in Washington, DC! Zukra Mshery, Frederick Oleikayo, Walkyes Parkwat, Elizabeth Time and Selumun Ugese will spend 1 week learning about the U.S. federal...

You really ate fried termites?

Del Christensen spent two days presenting "Sub-Saharan Africa" to more than 600 students of Northview Middle School in Ankeny last November. The discussion ranged from foods like fried termites to farming, transportation, infrastructure, health and much more. ...

Holidays Around the Globe

With an uncountable number of religions, traditions and holidays celebrated around the globe, it is important to learn about the different cultures transforming our world. To continue promoting international understanding, development and peace, we have compiled a few celebrations taking place this holiday season....

Updates from Zanzibar Alumni

Updates from Zanzibar Alumni. Group and individual project report from July through September. ...