Our Past History in International Development
From 1993 to 1998 Myert Corps Inc. sponsored an international youth internship that placed over 72 young people under the age of 30 in rural development in Kenya. Funding for the project was raised by volunteers and church groups. Primary areas of assignment included construction of Medical centre, construction of elementary classrooms, Elementary classrooms from grade 1-7, water development projects and classroom teaching assistants.
Our primary partners were Shikokho Womenís group of western Kenya, and Word of Life Fellowship in Nairobi Kenya.
Over 90% of the young adults on the team moved on to pursue careers and were placed in jobs that had pertained to their overseas experience.
Host Organization mandate
Shikokho Womenís group is community-based, with an emphasis on the holistic nature of health and the interaction with the physical/social/ spiritual environment. It focuses on sustainable development and economic freedom for people in the community through community participation, innovation, educational opportunities and progressive development.
Length and Nature of organization relationship with Host Agency
Myert Corps Inc. has been involved in partnership initiatives with Shikokho Womenís group since April of 1993. The projects in the last 8 years have included construction of a medical centre, elementary classroom upgrades in the local community, water development project, i.e., construction of a community water (pump) well, and Community Medical Ethnographies.
Host organizationís experience hosting Professional Internships
Shikokho womenís group has been a valuable partner in our past projects in Kenya. From 1993 to 1998 the group has hosted the international rural development internships for youth that Myert Corps has delivered in Kenya. This has involved over 72 youth.