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Our Mission: We are dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership in that system and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.
Join us, the Yonkers Public Library, the Links, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for a Celebration:
Next Chapter Board Meeting
7:30 pm, Monday, March 5, 2018
YMCA, 250 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY
All members welcome!
We are extremely grateful to our New York Senators for their unwavering support of the United Nations. We urge all supporters of the UN and UNA in New York to make a phone call to thank them and assure them that their constituents want to solidify this support. Let us each make just one phone call to each senator and thereby do our part to ensure their continued support for the United Nations and all its important projects.
Senator Gillibrand: 202-224-4451
Senator Schumer 202-224-6542
October 2017 Newsletter,
|October 2017 UNA-Westchester Global Connection Newsletter|
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Fundraiser For Kenyan Refugee Children
Gambela Primary School
Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
The United Nations Association, Westchester (NY) chapter has pledged to raise $30,000 (which will be matched 100%) to support the Gambela Primary School in Kakuma Refugee Camp (Kenya) to:
- Build one new classroom;
- Improve water and sanitation facilities;
- Provide desks, school uniforms, and
school bags for 40 students over 10 years;
- Help with textbooks and pay teachers’
salaries for one classroom for 10 years;
- Support special teacher training, in order
to teach children who have gone through
severe trauma, such as these refugee
The Kakuma Refugee Camp was established in the early 1990s and is managed by the Kenyan government and the Kenyan Department of Refugee Affairs in conjunction with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The camp has over 190,000 residents and 17 primary schools. Gambela Primary school has over 3,300 students, of whom over 40% are girls. The current teacher: student ratio is 1:95. If we reach our goal of $30,000, generous donors will match all the funds! Please donate what you can!
Students attend outside assembly at Gambela Primary School