Between January 1 – 8, IRIS’s executive director Del Christensen traveled to Tanzania for meetings and to check in on YES alumni activities.
While he was there, he delivered five donated computers from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa to the YES alumni. These computers will be used by alumni for tutoring and training programs for other youth in the country.
Christensen also met with parents of the YES students who are currently in the United States. The purpose of the meetings was to update them on their child’s progress in the program and answer any questions or concerns they might have.
Finally, he was able to observe and take part in two community service projects organized by and involving numerous YES alumni students and teachers. While the students are volunteering throughout the entire country, these two volunteer projects took place in Moshi and Zanzibar.