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    Rounding out a learning space for RefCEA

    Day 318

    A Clean Slate

    When we sat down to chat with the Refugee Coalition of East Africa (RefCEA) one of the things they brought up time and time again was being able to hold trainings at their house.

    Even though some LGBTQI refugees still hope for resettlement, many have been living in a country like Kenya for years now and believe that they’ll be staying put for a longer period of time. They want to do all they can to make their stay sustainable and meaningful, and find work if possible.

    They now have desks and chairs that they can use for their trainings, but they also needed a board that the person conducting the training would be able to use.

    So today, we’re helping RefCEA get a whiteboard, and plenty of whiteboard markers for their future trainings! This way, whether they’re hosting more workshops related to jewelry-making, grant-seeking, or something new, their instructor will have a better space to teach – and the students a better space to learn.

    Although they’re stuck in a bit of a limbo, that doesn’t mean that this community can’t do what they can, this moment, to make life a little easier. With the help of their newly renovated educational space, they can.


    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food insecurity, and identity while working on her master’s degree. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 across our country programs. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.


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