JCU's STAND Donates to Kenyan Teachers Scholarship Fund

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John Cabot University’s STAND student organization, a division of the Genocide Intervention Network, has donated $450 to the Strathmore University Scholarship fund in Nairobi, Kenya.

Established in 1961 as an advanced-level Sixth Form College, Strathmore University provides Kenyans with courses in the Arts and Sciences. Over the past 50 years, Strathmore has grown into an accredited university, with over 4,000 students enrolled.

The funds donated by STAND will be used to sponsor three Kenyan teachers participating in the Teacher Enhancement Program. This continuing education program provides teachers with rapid response courses that help them formulate quick solutions to problems within their classrooms and schools and maintain financial records. STAND’s donation will directly contribute to providing Kenyan youth will a more well-rounded and stable education.

Kenya has a long of history of ethnic tensions, with over 40 tribes within the country. This tension sporadically results in ethnic violence, particularly within the slums surrounding the capital, Nairobi. Through promoting proper education, STAND hopes to help provide Kenyan youth with the tools needed to ease these conflicts.