Alumni Updates
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What I Miss About Iowa

Annastazia Rutatina (YES alumna 2007-2008, Tanzania, hosted by IRIS in Pella, IA) recently wrote in to us to share what she misses most from her

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YES Alumni in Nigeria help country’s Internally Displaced Persons

1.5 million people in Nigeria have been forced to flee their homes because of internal conflict, but are unable to flee the country. These refugees, otherwise known as internally displaced persons (IDPs), are living in camps within their state of Nigeria. 68 percent of IDP’s are children within the camps due to the amount of sexual exploitation.

IRIS staff and YES alumni saw the need for assistance within these camps and organized donation programs to take to the camps. Aid through therapy, education, food, clothes, anti-malarial drugs, hygiene materials and even soccer balls were distributed to hundreds of men, women and children in the camps.

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Navigating Nigeria

Hills, plateaus and even some mountains mold Nigeria’s beautiful land. However, what makes Nigeria truly unique is not its landscape. Because Nigeria is the most

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Marching through Morocco

Morocco is a beautiful country filled with vast deserts and gorgeous coastal views of the Atlantic Ocean and is also home to rich tradition, culture

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