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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: MUSSA MBUGI

By Mussa Mbugi (YES 2012-2013, Tanzania, recruited by IRIS, hosted by ASEE in Redmond, OR) Originally posted on the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study website

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Nigerian Health Center Renovation

The group of 13 used IRIS funding to carry out the two-day renovation project, which included giving the walls a fresh coat of paint, repairing window nets and ceiling repairs.

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KL-YES alumni Training of Trainers Workshop- Bali

Joseph has attended training workshops in the past, but none as effective as ToT. He said that he eventually “came to realize the reasons why the impact was about 40 percent. It was because my training was not effective. My experience at the ToT workshop has been one of the most valuable experiences in my life.”

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Celebrating 10 years of KL-YES

Anderson calls it “a real blessing” that IRIS’ programs and the KL-YES program are designed in similar ways. With help from many friends and colleagues near and far, IRIS is proud to have partnered with KL-YES, which gives us even more opportunity to fulfill our mission.

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Yusuf- Making a difference

“I organize group discussions among the youth who are the leaders of tomorrow. Youth need to be encouraged in order for Nigeria to have a great future,” he said.

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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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