Update from alumni in Zanzibar

Throughout July, KL-YES alumni in Zanzibar conducted several individual and group community service activities ranging from English lessons and playground construction to basketball donations.

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Giving back to Africa

After an unforgettable school year in Washington through IRIS and the KL-YES program, YES 6 alumni John Gregory Mhando has a lot to bring to Africa.

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Alumni update from Tanzania

Through his Chalinze Youth Community Organization (CHAYOCO), KL-YES alumni Sylvester Chigwala has been helping people throughout the village of Chalinze in Tanzania.

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Alumni at Nigerian university speak up

Seventeen young adults in Zaria, Nigeria come together regularly at their university to share the unforgettable bond of spending 10 months in the United States.

The KL-YES alumni now attend Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), and get together to share their hopes, dreams, goals and a desire to change the world by creating international peace, development and understanding.

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Loss in the KL-YES Family

IRIS is deeply saddened to announce the death of one of our beloved KL-YES alumni, Elia Peter Homange. Elia died from malaria and typhoid fever October 30, 2011. This story celebrates his life and reflects on his year in Iowa.

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