2015 MNP Global Youth Expedition Winner!

We are excited to announce that the Global Youth Citizen Award for 2015 has been awarded by MNP to a high school student in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Myah has been given this award, and will be joining our Global Youth Expedition in August.

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Matt (MNP), Myah (winner!) and Lyndon (Kids Hope Ethiopia)

 
Myah also participated in our November 2014 evening at Medalta with her concept to help change the life of an Ethiopian family with $1000.  Her project came in 2nd place and she was able to present her ideas to the crowd. She’s turning into quite a humanitarian! 

Thanks to Matt, Chris and Ron from MNP for this 2nd annual award to pay the expenses for a deserving youth from Medicine Hat to travel to Ethiopia with the youth expedition.  

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Congratulations Myah!

There is still room to join the expedition but time is getting short so contact Deb as soon as you can to get in on the experience of a life-time! 

Thanks Bobbi-Jo for the great pictures! 

Packing up again!

Our Global Youth Expedition leaves for Ethiopia tomorrow and we have been busy, and even busier getting ready to leave! Thanks a ton to our Global Youth Citizen Award Winner Cherilyn, who dropped by and helped us sort out all the soaps and toothpastes and shampoos.

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Games and craft supplies – we are going to have so much fun with the students at our Education Support Centers!

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School supplies, crafts – everything we need!

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All packed up and tidy - and weighed in advance!

All packed up and tidy – and weighed in advance!


And thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! to everyone who donated for our hygiene kits! We have received donations from many of our volunteers in several different cities, and we appreciate how hard you work to organize everything.

Creating Global Youth

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We are excited to start a new opportunity this year – our first annual award from MNP for the Global Youth Citizen Award. This award is open to high school students, who can apply to our office to be eligible. The winner receives a trip with Kids Hope Ethiopia during our summer Global Youth Expedition in July.

The Global Youth Expedition is a special opportunity for young adults aged 16-25 to travel together and work with the students in our Education Support Centers in Africa.

One purpose of the 2014 Global Youth Expedition is an exchange between North American Culture and Ethiopian Culture. The students in our Education Support Centers will be excited to learn about North America, and our Student Volunteers will each be giving small presentations about their lives in North America, their family, heritage, and the city they are from.

Other special activities we have planned this year are community service projects organized by the students and program managers in Ethiopia, a Soccer Tournament Day, Scavenger Hunt, Field trips, and a small Theatre or Skit day.

Congratulations to Cherilyn for winning the Global Youth Citizen Award this year – we look forward to having her with us in July with a great group of youth who are making a difference!

If you have any questions about expeditions, or about the award, please contact our office.

Global Youth Citizen Award

We are excited to announce that the Global Youth Citizen Award for 2014 has been awarded by MNP to a high school student in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Cherilyn Pepper has been given this award, and will be joining our Global Youth Expedition in July.

Kids Hope Ethiopia Executive Director Lyndon Grunewald, Global Youth Citizen Award Winner Cherilyn Pepper, and MNP Partner Matthew May.

Congratulations Cherilyn!

Global Youth Expedition

We are getting excited for our Global Youth Citizen Expedition in July this year!  Already a great group of high school students have joined the expedition and are eagerly fundraising for the trip.

Eric, Kayzia and Rachel are all fundraising for the trip.  Help them out!

We are still accepting applications for this expedition – so if you are interested, send Deb an email! You have until June 6th to register for the trip.

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