Archive | May, 2012

Spring Break Camp 2012 Press Release

14 May


The first Spring Break Camp organized by Kenyan University students and funded by the young Kenyan intellectuals committed to community service through educational community outreach programs aimed at integrating the experiences of young intellectuals and rural communities in Kenya is just a week away. Continue reading


Africa and Us Roundtable by Victoria Ogundipe

1 May

Africa and Us

The Africa and Us Round-table has been organized by Victoria Ogundipe to take place in New York on May 26th 2012. The Forum aims to address three Main Issues of Africa in order to invest and plant the seeds of a secure future. The issues to bve addressed include: Lack of Quality Education, Inefficiencies in Governance, and Unemployment/ Economic Instability. The goal of the forum is to address and create solutions for these challenges. Spring Break Kenya shall also be highlighted and the Camping Video shall also be released to the participants to underscore some of the solutions that Young Thinkers are coming up with in order to create a more prosperous and successful generation with the capacity to transform this Continent and change its fortunes. Miss Ogundipe, a dedicated young Intellectual with a vision, is on a mission to awaken the minds of Africa through the Round-table in order to increase awareness and develop partnerships with organizations like Spring Break and its partner organizations within and outside the Continent. The Round-table shall also aim to financially support the ongoing Camp 2012 organized by Spring Break Kenya, which begins on May 20th 2012, in Muhuru Bay, Kenya.

Miss Ogundipe is native of the West African Country of Nigeria pursuing Higher Learning in Bard College, New York. She is a believer in Africa’s resurgence. One of her favorite Quotes is highlighted below

“If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind,someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions,someone who cares about the welfare of the people – their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad,if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”

Spring Break Camp 2012 Participant: VALERIE WANJIKU

1 May


I want to go on this trip because I want to expose myself to an experience that will enable me to think more broadly and openly. I want to meet people, share ideas with them, make friends as well as get to know myself much better. This trip will unlock talents in me that I don’t know of as yet and improve me and make me a better person, socially and professionally. It will also enable me to get ways in which I would give back to the society and help others to make the world a better place to live in. I chose youth and education first of all because I am a young person and a learner. The youth are a vibrant group with a lot of potential and energy and also faced with numerous challenges, education being among them. These challenges may be in accessing education or applying the education acquired professionally. It is also interesting to deal with the youth because of their determination, energy, charisma and talent.