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We're grateful for all our supporters who follow us across all our different social media outlets. Over the last few months we dedicated much of our focus on Facebook because our slow internet connection in #Botswana  limited our ability to connect to #Google+, but please know that we're back and will keep you posted on all #LEEP  Programs! 
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Hey everyone! We're sorry that we've been so quiet lately, but know that we've been busy this past month in preparation for next year's programs! We have some exciting updates releasing soon including big advancements with our website, LEEP 2015, and more ways in which you can get involved. We're also proud to share that Matt recently completed the Art of Leadership Training through the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Those new skills will greatly enrich the LEEP curriculum. Thanks to you all for your continued support!
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When speaking with Vivian, a LEEP student, the other day, she explained, "leadership is important in my life because it helps us to change our communities into better communities and it helps us to maintain peace, cooperation and the ability to listen to others." Vivian is a wonderful example of the many LEEP students who are working hard to develop their leadership skills.
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From all of us in Botswana, we're wishing you a happy Friday and lovely, relaxing weekend!
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"I am so thankful for LEEP. I think that if this LEEP continues, it will build young ones' minds." - LEEP Student
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This afternoon, LEEP staff came together to review the program's design, the impact they've made over the last few months, and how to strengthen their approach moving forward. Their commitment to the program's sustainability and long-term objectives is truly remarkable!
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We're ready... are you ready? We're now launching LEEP 2015! We're pumped to be continuing LEEP in the Dukwi refugee camp next year and hope that you are, too. We greatly appreciate the support you've offered us over the past year and hope that you will continue to join us as we move forward. Please check out our fundraising page, watch the Thank You video, and consider giving to the campaign. We love having you in the LEEP family!
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"In school we have a lot of subjects to do so we don't have enough time to ask our teacher questions. But in LEEP, we have a lot of time to ask our tutors questions one-on-one." - LEEP Student
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With just one month left before the end of LEEP in this first year, students and staff revisited the reasons they come to LEEP (left) and the qualities of good leadership (right). As emerging leaders in the Dukwi community, we couldn't be more proud!
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We're very sorry for the silence from Dukwi this past week. Unfortunately, we were affected by country wide internet outages, but know that LEEP continued on with great success! We're wishing everyone a fantastic weekend!
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"LEEP has improved my grades and speaking well in English. My spellings & reading ability has improved greatly. Since joining LEEP, my confidence has improved. I now enjoy leading people in doing things!" - Mahommed, LEEP Student
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Beginning this week, LEEP staff is helping students prepare for the Primary School Leaving Exam (PSLE) by revising previous year's exams. By working in groups and teaching one another, students are strengthening their understanding of difficult subjects and easing any test-taking anxiety.
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Dedicated to assisting children affected by poverty & conflict.
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Scottie’sPlace is a US-based nonprofit organization with the mission to empower and educate children affected by poverty and conflict. Programs assist children and youth to overcome trauma, develop life skills, and prepare for a positive future.

Scottie’s Place was founded in 1999, by the husband-wife team of Paul Winter and Jo-El Wadsworth as a special-needs camp for children affected by homelessness. By combining the therapeutic concepts of special-needs programs with the thrill of wilderness adventure, Scottie’s Place helps children regain control of their lives. Since 1999, Scottie’s Place has served over five hundred children from homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and disadvantaged families, providing academic and challenge-based programs for children from five states and Washington, D.C.

Now, Scottie’s Place is also collaborating with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to bring high-impact education to girls trapped in refugee camps in Africa. In 2012, as part of an expansion of services to the world’s most vulnerable children, Founding Director Paul Winter and colleague Matthew Vincent embarked on a two-month needs assessment throughout five refugee camps in Africa to learn how Scottie’s Place could leverage its experience with disadvantaged children to contribute to the protection and education of refugee girls. Upon completion, Scottie's Place launched its global initiative, LEEP (Leadership, Education, & Empowerment Program), to assist academically talented girls who are at risk in regions of crisis and conflict.

LEEP is committed to maximizing the educational and career trajectories of high-achieving refugee girls. As part of a global effort to break generational cycles of conflict utilizing the massive potential of women, the mission of LEEP is to develop leadership capacity among female students, promote community-driven solutions to displacement, and empower young women with the knowledge and resources to play a leading role in the reconstruction and peace building of their communities. Scottie’s Place is partnering with UNHCR and education-based organizations to bring LEEP to the Dukwi refugee camp in Botswana, the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, and the Kiziba refugee camp in Rwanda.