Welcome to the Class of 2016-2017!

It was really great meeting all of you at the interviews over the summer and in our first meetings. You all seem to have some really great ideas and unique perspectives. Since the next few weeks we will be busy with field trips and guest speakers, let’s use our online community to share some community service ideas in between meetings. Post some of your ideas here as replies to this post. Don’t worry about whether your idea is workable or not. Let’s get as many ideas out there and then start narrowing down the best of them. If you don’t have a clear idea for a project, post a message about your interests and/or a population you’d like to help and maybe we’ll be able to come up with a project idea together.

Kent Trickel

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  1. Kwabena Amo Asare

    Hello Everyone, I am Kwabena Amo Asare but its ok for you to call me Kobe. Its been great meeting u guys and being part of the group.It’s been quite and experience already with the trip to the Prospector theater which was amazing and the lecture on Art which was truely informative and an eye opening experience. Whilst I may not have interacted with everyone yet, I have spoken to most of you guys and I truely believe we have a special group this year who would go on to do great things and make a difference in our community if we form groups that makes use of our individual strengths to complement each other than just basing it on interests. I have an interest to work with kids, the old,charities and various health care homes or facilities and I am open to proposals . To this end, I have a proposal to volunteer for a non profit organization in Yonkers called the AFYA Foundation.Afya collects and delivers critically needed surplus medical supplies, hospital equipment, and humanitarian provisions for acute and ongoing health crises worldwide. Afya recovers surplus medical supplies and equipment from healthcare centers. Each year, American hospitals discard 7,000 tons of usable medical supplies. Since 2008, Afya has recovered $26 million worth of these critical supplies.Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate a combined 20,000 hours of service to sort, inventory and pack the recovered medical supplies.They have worked with public health services in 56 countries worldwide. I have contacted their volunteering co ordinator who is open to the idea of a group to volunteer with them in the short term with the possibility of setting up an awareness group/ club at Wcc to supply a constant stream of volunteers to them to help them carry out the great work they do. Anyone with an interest in this and more ideas to make this better is invited to make their contribution and share their ideas.

    Statistics and information obtained from http://afyafoundation.org

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