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Tanzanian alumni creates jaw dropping graphics campaigns

IRIS alumni are constantly making a difference around the world whether it’s through donations, volunteer work or education. They are taking the YES mission to heart. One of our alumni, James Chungu, has taken that volunteerism to a new height in his Tanzanian community. Graphic created...

Tanzanian Alumni Hold First Ever Conference

[huge_it_gallery id="4"] Each year IRIS and the YES Program host dozens of exchange students from across the globe. One country with consistent showing is Tanzania. For the first time ever the large alumni base in Tanzania converged for a four-day conference in Kilimanjaro, Moshi, a city...

Nigerian Alum Pursues Dreams in the Face of Adversity

We are always excited to help our alumni pursue their academic dreams. But it is even more touching when that student is pursuing their dreams in the face of adversity. 2011-2012 IRIS YES participant, Ashiru, recently applied for an Alumni Global Scholarship through IRIS that would assist...

IRIS Alum Pushes Literacy in Community with Help of Global Grant

[huge_it_gallery id="3"] In the secluded Indonesian village of Karang Sari things are sparse: electricity, transportation, and especially books. Young marriage ages and lack of resources have led to low quality education for generations. One young man from Karang Sari, Jumari, has always dreamed of giving back to the...

Volunteering is for Heroes

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Could you imagine what 30 high school exchange international students could do in 10 months’ time? Almost 2,600 hours of community service --- that’s what! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_19081" align="alignleft" width="300"] Unmesh from India (most left) said volunteering is the "job of the...

Happy Mother’s Day!

Students reflect how much they have appreciated their host mothers during their exchange year. ...

IRIS Alumni in Tanzania give back

[caption id="attachment_18900" align="alignleft" width="300"] An IRIS alumni gave a presentation to 9800 youth in Moshi the basics of bee keeping.[/caption] Global Youth Service Day took place the weekend of April 15 through the 17. IRIS Alumni in Tanzania took full advantage of initiating service projects in...