Over the summer, 9 Ashbury students and 2 teachers travelled to the Massai Mara in Kenya. During our trip, we visited Ngulot school, that former Ashbury grad, Mitch Kurlyowicz fundraised from scratch. We got to help continue his work by helping to build a teacher’s accommodation for the school. His work and impact on the small kenyan community inspired us to raise $25,000 to give a boy a full high school scholarship. Education starts a ripple effect in which students are able to go into high skilled jobs and come back and help their communities and afford to send their kids to school. Education is truely the key to breaking the poverty cycle and creating growing communities that can sustain themselves and thrive.
To learn more about Mitch Kurlyowicz and project Jenga visit: https://projectjenga.ca/index.html
To learn more about the impact of chocolate and rafikis visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRGg8wq7p3U