August 26, 2010

Australian Student Visits AGYA, Discusses Partnership

Dharnae Kern is the definition of a global thinker. Originally from Australia, she will graduate in 2012 from the University of Melbourne where she is studying commerce, the sciences, and German. In the past 60 days, she has traveled to Paris, London, Kampala, Rwanda, and Nairobi!

For 10 days in July, Dharnae visited the AGYA Community Center where she interacted with urban youth and started discussions with AGYA Co-Founder, Abraham Matovu about partnership opportunities between AGYA and GAPS (Global Aid Partnerships).

GAPS is a student organization at the University of Melbourne that aims to build sustainable partnerships between organizations and communities in the developed and developing world.

August 14, 2010

AGYA Goes International

Dear AGYA Friends and Supporters,

I am proud to announce that AGYA has been registered as a non-profit public charity in the State of California. AGYA will be conducting business under the name "AGYA International." Your donations can now be made payable to "AGYA International" and can be mailed to our new office, which is located at 1620 Centinela Avenue, Suite 303, Inglewood, California 90302.

August 13, 2010

Volunteer Spotlight: Nicole Broom Talks AGYA and the Art of Living

College student, Nicole Broom (pictured above), spent her summer volunteering with AGYA in Uganda.

AGYA’s International Volunteer Program partners with student groups to organize service-learning trips that provide college students with the opportunity to travel to Uganda where they learn and develop through action-oriented service that meets community needs. Through AGYA's on-going partnership with RAYSE (Rise of African Youth through Self-Empowerment), a student organization at the University of Southern California, nine USC students recently spent 4 weeks working in Uganda as part of a unique service-learning trip that focused on cultural exchange, leadership development, relationship-building, skills training and education.