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Help Mandys journey to Rwanda


 
 
Morenda's Elevation Experience 
 
Hello, 
I am excited to hop on-board the Elevation Experience Team! 
I want to share a little more about the heart of this program with you.

The Elevation Experience is an 18 month leadership development program that is run by Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited.
It is our goal to train young leaders with a heart for peace, justice and cross-cultural relationships.
Our program is based around our partnership with Youth For Christ (YFC) Rwanda which started in 2007. For more than 10 years we have been running youth leadership training programs as well as a student sponsorship program in Kigali, Rwanda.

In the course of 18 months we seek to journey with our participants as they learn more about who they are, develop their skills and serve as leaders in a summer camp in Rwanda. We believe that a cross cultural experience has a major opportunity for our participants to grow. Being immersed into another culture in a different country is challenging but it helps getting to know who you are more. That is why we go through important topics like culture, humility, restoration, peace and service together as a group. It is key to the whole experience to take on a humble attitude, that is open for new things and willing to learn.

A major part of the program is a 2 ½ week trip to Rwanda where we connect with local youth to share our experience of becoming a leader. Partnering with YFC Rwanda allows us to set up two summer camps for primary students that will be lead and run by our participants. We believe this is a great opportunity for youth to step out of their comfort zone and take on responsibilities, as they also learn more about Rwanda the culture and get involved in practical work around the School Campus.
 
Each participant is expected to raise $4200, which helps cover the team costs, including all flight and accommodation, as well as a contribution towards the costs of the work projects. I would like to ask you to consider making a donation to this amount and to partner with your friend in this adventure. All donations are tax deductible and you can easily donate online to my personal account
  
 

All proceeds of any kind are greatly appreciated 
I leave on July 11th, I'll be back July 30th.
A team of 15 others will be joining me on this leadership experience.