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Youth Move Needs Your Help Collecting Paper and Pencils for Kids in Kibera

Sep 19

Project: Stuff the Bus Kibera

Many children look forward to arriving on the first day of school with new notebooks, backpacks, and pencil boxes, but it’s a different story for children whose families cannot afford these items. But what about the kids in other countries that only dream of having a pencil and paper. My heart was nearly broken when I received a letter from a girl name Christina Alowu. She wrote that she was so glad that she had joined Youth Move and had hope that we would send her books on community service work and the most important thing was a pencil and paper for her school. So Youth Move took action and, implemented project called “Stuff the Bus for Kibera”. W hat is Stuff the Bus Kibera?
STBK is a project with its focused on providing basic school supplies to those children in the Kibera the largest Slum in Kenya with many of the children living off of a $1.00 a day. These young people want us to assist them with their studies and help build self-esteem. Each Youth Move Chapters will encourage to collect 500 packs of paper and pencils while the national office will collect 500 books and find sponsor to mail supplies to Kenya Being a citizen of the United States, have you ever had to wonder how you would get schools supplies? Now think about children that live in third world countries that don’t have anything; you think that Americans have nothing to complain about.

Date: September 15, 2012
Chapter:
Youth Move Leadership: Brianna Patterson, Nialah Edari, Maya Williams, Mary-Pat Hector
Project: Stuff the Bus Kibera

Many children look forward to arriving on the first day of school with new notebooks, backpacks, and pencil boxes, but it’s a different story for children whose families cannot afford these items. But what about the kids in other countries that only dream of having a pencil and paper. My heart was nearly broken when I received a letter from a girl name Christina Alowu. She wrote that she was so glad that she had joined Youth Move and had hope that we would send her books on community service work and the most important thing was a pencil and paper for her school. So Youth Move took action and, implemented project called “Stuff the Bus for Kibera”. W hat is Stuff the Bus Kibera?
STBK is a project with its focused on providing basic school supplies to those children in the Kibera the largest Slum in Kenya with many of the children living off of a $1.00 a day. These young people want us to assist them with their studies and help build self-esteem. Each Youth Move Chapters will encourage to collect 500 packs of paper and pencils while the national office will collect 500 books and find sponsor to mail supplies to Kenya Being a citizen of the United States, have you ever had to wonder how you would get schools supplies? Now think about children that live in third world countries that don’t have anything; you think that Americans have nothing to complain about.

I am asking every chapter to join Youth Move in our endeavors to bless others with the basic needs to go to school. National Action Network teaches us” To whom much is given, much is required”.

Facts on Kibera:

Besides the sanitation issues that face the slums of Niarobi, Kenya, there is a huge need to supply the children of these slums with supplies to obtain the best education that they could possibly get. There are 6 schools in the area that need these supplies. However, because there is a lack of the supplies needed to get a great education, the dropout rate for these students goes up. Supplies like paper, pens, pencils, binders, notebooks, etc, are needed to complete the task of getting these children the education that they deserve. A student by the name of Christine Awuor says, “I will be very glad to get the books because it will help me keep my dream of becoming a doctor.” These students are crying out for help to fight for their right to a better education.

Education for Kibera is the initiative that Youth Move is starting to help jumpstart these poverty stricken children towards a better education and a better life. By donating and helping the Youth Move collect school supplies, the community will be helping students like Christine keep their dreams alive.

Tasks: Our task for this project is to collect 500 pack of paper and 500 packs of pencils. Go into local churches, office supply stores, and local schools to see if they would like to collect and/or donate school supplies to us to send to Kibera. To even get the community involved, and ask if the local churches and school would be willing to become collection centers for people in the community who want to donate.

Who: Students Youth Move members will place bens in the school designated areas to get people to begin collecting school supplies.

What: It is our hope Youth Move will collect 500 packs of pencils and paper to send to Kibera by September 30, 2012.

When: Collection of pencils and paper will begin on September 15, 2012 and end on September 30, 2012.

We hope we can bless those that are in need and have the desire to learn.
For more information on Kibera: Nirobi Kenya please visits our website at
www. nationalactionnetwork.net