This fall, we awarded 6 Volunteer Service Awards, three to 2Seeds Network volunteers, and thee to Manna Project International volunteers. Jill Jahns, the 3rd Fall 2015 Volunteer Service Award recipient from 2Seeds Network, is working in Kijungumoto, Tanzania. She received a grant of $2,500. She is spending around 7 months in the community (August 2015 to March 2016) helping transition the established businesses (vegetable gardens and beekeeping) which have been in place since 2011, into truly independent, sustainable businesses that will continue to thrive once the 2Seeds Network project coordinators leave.
Kayla Sloan is spending just over a year (July 2015 to August 2016) volunteering with Manna Project International as one of the program directors assigned to communities near Managua, Nicaragua. Her responsibilities include directing a child sponsorship program, supporting the local public schools through a math support program, empowering local women through a women’s jewelry cooperative, and fostering creativity in young children through an after school kid’s program. Kayla received a grant of $2,500.