From a YES student: Shariffa’s Iowan Adventures

Shariffa Fundisha, an 18 year-old YES student from Tanzania, lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and attends Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. She made this PowerPoint to show some of the things she’s been doing in Iowa since arriving in August.

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From a YES student: About the Global Youth Institute

John Keto is a 16 year-old YES student from Tanga, Tanzania. He is living with Peggy and Mark Chidister in Ames, Iowa. Sunday attends Ames High School.

John was one of six of IRIS’s YES students chosen to attend the World Food Prize Youth Institute in Des Moines from Oct. 15-17. In addition to several activities, he presented a research paper on the topic, “National Responses to Food Insecurity.”

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From a YES student: My experience at the World Food Prize

Sunday Ishaya is a 17 year-old YES student from Bauchi State, Nigeria. He is living with Diane and Terry Pollard in Alta, Iowa. Sunday attends Alta High School.

Sunday was one of six of IRIS’s YES students chosen to attend the World Food Prize Youth Institute in Des Moines from Oct. 15-17. In addition to several activities, he presented a research paper on the topic, “National Responses to Food Insecurity.”

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From a host’s view: The Holy Month of Ramadan

Lisa Killinger is the host mom of Aisha Hajj of Zanzibar, Tanzania. They live in Davenport, Iowa, and Aisha attends Davenport Central High School. In this post, Lisa tells about Aisha’s visit to Chicago, the holy month of Ramadan and their upcoming volunteer service.

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