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Yoga on Foss with WesBAM + SHOFCO

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Renee Dunn ’14 of WesBAM has a suggestion for how to productively spend at least one day on Foss Hill this week:

Ring in hill season with a fun-filled FREE yoga class on Foss Hill in collaboration with Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)! Inspired by the Kibera School for Girls and their playful yoga practice, we will be channeling their upbeat, joyful, and sassy energy. Celebrate the weekend, springtime, WesFest, and international yoga practice with us. All levels are welcome! Donations to SHOFCO will be graciously accepted.

And, in case you needed another reason to spend your afternoon on Foss, SHOFCO will be debuting the NEW YOGA BAGS, designed and handmade by the women of the SHOFCO Women’s Empowerment Project (SWEP) – which will be sold in WesBAM classes through there after. Other beautiful merchandise will be available for purchase as well!

To learn more about SHOFCO and SWEP, visit their website.

Rain Location: Fayerweather Theater Room (106)

Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Foss Hill! (Rain location: Fayerweather Theater Room 106)
Cost: FREE
WesBAM Website?  Yep!

Apply for SHOFCO Summer Institute

Apply for the Shining Hope for Communities Summer Institute! The Institute is a highly competitive program that provides deeply motivated college students with on-the-ground experience teaching at The Kibera School for Girls, the first free school for girls in the Kibera slum, Africa’s largest slum located in Nairobi, Kenya. Applications are due on March 1st, and can be found here. Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) funds tuition-free education for girls in Kiberia, Kenya’s largest slum, to combat gender inequality and extreme poverty. For more information, visit SHOFCO’s website.

[SHOFCO’s Website]
[Application]