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Student Intern | Kabete Polytechnic Institute of Kenya | Major: Social Work and Community Development
Jane is a volunteer student intern from the Kenya Kabete Polytechnic Institute. Her major is Social Work and Community Development and she is looking forward to completing her studies in the near future. We are excited to have her and also build a relationship with her college. Jane will be conducting a variety of activities while with us, identified by the College and our Board of Directors to serve the girls and women in our programs in Kibera, Kenya.
Kayla is from Summerville, South Carolina and has a special place in her heart for Kenya! Kayla has been to Kenya on more than once occasion starting in 2014 where she worked with at risk youth and orphans in Kibera (Soweto).
Kayla graduated from Springfield College with her Masters degree in Community Counseling and Psychology. She is also certified in Trauma Informed Therapy (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She also has a a credential for Suicide to Hope.
Kayla currently works as a Child & Family Therapist for the Charleston, South Carolina School District. She is serving as lead of the Advisory Committee for our Girls and Women's Empowerment activities and assisting to create engaging lesson plans and activities.
Janelle lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband Lance and their pug Waffles. She works as a Special Needs Aide for children in preschool while she completes her Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree. Janelle volunteered in Kenya for the first time in 2015 and returned in 2017. Her connections to the Kibera community make Kenya her second home where a large part of her heart is dedicated to empowering women and youth in education. She is thrilled to be a part of The Angaza Project and looks forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.
Kayle Barbur of Monroe, North Carolina spends countless hours supporting our community events whether it be setting up the event, breaking it down, and making some of the best chicken salad snacks to serve to our guests! She is a master crafter on a variety of crafts and often makes our raffle give-a-way items! Kayle has a heart for women's empowerment issues around the world and we appreciate all of her support and networking she does for us in the greater Charlotte, NC area!
Bayleigh Henneman is another one of our volunteers in the greater Charlotte area! She helps make sure our events in the community go smoothly with setting it up, greeting friends, and sharing us in the community. Events are hard work and her sense of humor keeps us all going! She has a personality that lights up the room! Bayleigh is also one of our Shining Scholar Sponsors for a young girl in High School in Kibera, Kenya.
Al, originally from of Long Island, New York, now lives in South Carolina and works in education. He graduated from Stoneybrook University with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. He has strong family ties to a remote community in Peru and will be on the ground in 2019. Stay tuned!