YMCA Norfolk strengthens ties with Kenya
- Credit: YMCA Norfolk
A group from YMCA Norfolk has paid a two week visit to its sister organisations in Kenya.
Seven staff, volunteers and residents made the trip to Nairobi and Mombasa, helping to develop an international perspective to its work.
The link was first made when UEA student Jill Anami from Kenya started volunteering with YMCA Norfolk.
Performance and Participation Officer, Catherine Watling, who led the trip, said: 'The aim was to experience another culture, and to build awareness of civic rights, the Christian ethos, and of projects that YMCA and YWCA Kenya do like sexual health, FGM, and social enterprises.
'It was also to donate items collected by friends of YMCA Norfolk like sanitary items, stationery, and toiletries.'
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Other activities included a visit to a girls' centre, a school, Fort Jesus, and a Masaai market.
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