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The other day during LEEP, Deqo sat with her little brother before activities began. With care & love, she checked in with him to make sure he was prepared for the day. It's become even more obvious that extraordinary leadership doesn't require extraordinary action. It's often as simple as being present & truly listening... even if it is to your little brother :)
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Later this week we're sending out a #LEEP update, which includes a wonderful letter by Jack valuing the changes he's seen within himself as a LEEP staff member. If you haven't signed-up for updates, it's super easy (http://goo.gl/8XwENb) or +1 this post & we'll message you a direct link to the letter once it's out. As always, thanks for your support!
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We're wishing you all a happy & peaceful Friday!
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This week LEEP students are drawing trees that represent the people, events, & achievements that contribute to who they are. Staff are helping them to see how self-awareness is essential to leadership.
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Effective leadership requires a commitment to self-awareness, a theme we're currently focusing on in LEEP. So take a moment to ask yourself, "Which wolf am I feeding right now?"
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This week staff began leading after-school programs for grade 6 students. As part of an introduction to LEEP, they acted out a skit on the importance of treating one another with respect and kindness. Of course, it was a huge hit!
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What an awesome week! We're so grateful to have Mulife, a LEEP 2014 staff member, volunteer his time with us during his break from university. Also, students learned about the importance of authentic relationships, building off of last week's lesson of self-awareness. We're witnessing Dukwi's emerging leaders!
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Improving the world doesn't require drastic transformation. In fact, it begins with us. In this moment, what would it take to make a small improvement in your world? There's no need to wait.
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It seems that all of us, from time-to-time, feel a bit disconnected from our life's #purpose. In her recent blog post, Deqo - LEEP staff member - offers some #empowering advice to help us unleash our inner #power: "It’s now upon you to decide whether to be a prisoner of yourself or to set yourself free." Read the full post here: http://scottiesplace.org/?p=10128
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Who am I, who am I, who am I? / They call me an African child, / An orphan, a refugee, an asylum seeker, / An outcast. / But their words do not reach my bone marrow. Another beautiful & powerful poem from Isaac! http://scottiesplace.org/?p=10085
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A huge Thank You to Canada's High Commission in South Africa and UNHCR Botswana for teaming up to give LEEP students much needed school supplies! We're deeply grateful for their kindness and for thinking of children in Dukwi, #Botswana.
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Happy Monday, everyone! We hope you've have a wonderful weekend and were able to make some time to have a bit of fun.
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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.