Hamil­ton woman lead­ing cam­paign to build two Kenya school rooms

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

A Hamil­ton woman is lead­ing a group of ex­ec­u­tive MBA stu­dents try­ing to raise $50,000 to build two school rooms in Kenya in sup­port of women’s lit­er­acy and gen­der equal­ity.

The group has part­nered with the We Move­ment for the project in the Maa­sai Mara area of Kenya, said Vasie Pa­padopou­los.

She said as part of the MBA course at the Ivey Busi­ness School at West­ern Uni­ver­sity the stu­dents are re­quired to do a so­cial im­pact project. They de­cided on Kenya when they were look­ing for an area where they felt they could make the most im­pact.

Fel­low stu­dent Justin Robin­son said the group was pas­sion­ate that what­ever they did it sup­ported young girls.

“When young girls feel em­pow­ered and they know they have op­tions, it’s a tremen­dous com­bi­na­tion,” said the fa­ther of three. “They can re­ally take con­trol and take their lives to the next level.”

They hope to go to Kenya for the build next year. If they raise more than $50,000, the ex­tra money will go to­ward pro­vid­ing schol­ar­ships to young girls in that re­gion.

To do­nate, search for EMBA Ivey on crow­drise.com.

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