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Since returning to Kenya, YES program alumnus Mwalimu William Karisa (’12) has become an adovocate for positive change on several development service projects in his home community.

While on the YES program, Mwalimu lived with a host family and attended high school in Blue Grass, Iowa, where he learned about American society and values, developed leadership skills, and helped educate Americans about his country and culture.

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In August, 90 students from five regions across Kyrgyzstan recently gathered in Osh, the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, for the English Access Microscholarship (Access) program summer camp. For the first time in the program’s history, students from Talas, a small town in the northwest, had the opportunity to travel and meet their counterparts from areas (Shark, Kyzyl Kiya, Bazar Korgon and Jalalabad) in the south of the country.

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Representing nine regions of Moldova, 110 students (including 60 from orphanages and three with special education needs) recently gathered for five weeks for the English Access Microscholarship (Access), a summer camp style program.

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