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In this topic, the youth disused in length on trees species (nitrogen fixing) appropriate in a particular region that will be extremely helpfully in improving local agro forestry system. That is to say, we will be identifying fast –growing, multipurpose (MPFG) trees that have the following qualities:

-Survival in full (12 hours) sunlight.

-Have strong taproot (as opposed to an extensive lateral root system)

-Produce wood that is useful for both of construction and fuel wood

-Be very coppice able (grows back vigorously  when cut)

-Have leaves that can be used either as animal forage, organic fertilizer, a natural insecticide or other use

-These trees should be preferable be nitrogen fixing trees. Later this youth group planted trees in their neighborhood.

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Helping At Risk Students Connect

I am new to this community and still exploring the work that the Tutor/Mentor Connection does to help at-risk students. It occured to me that one group I have been working with has a similar mission: Junior Achievement. Colorado Springs, Junior Achievement conducts a 21st Century Skills Forum attended by students enrolled in the AVID program ( from multiple school districts. Student are inspired by business community members and innovators, get to see different career fields and have an opportunity to see 21st century skills at work. I don't think this one day event is enough, however, and have been trying to share some ideas on how to expand this, I would love for students to have the opportunity to form relationships, thus putting these presenters in the role of tutor/mentor and allowing the students to correspond and network witih them, perhaps visit their workplace, or at least tap into the multiple Web 2.0 tools such as wikis and Skype to continue learning and exploring career possibilities and establish relationships. Any ideas you all might have to move these ideas forward would be most welcome!
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Anyone feeling like assisting our cause?

Nyabohanse Children Rescue Centre reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local churches, Community and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong commitment to  the young people  who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

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