Education is Power
Our staff at Strathcona Park Lodge(SPL) come from a variety of backgrounds and have a variety of passions. We are very proud of the places staff go and things that past and current staff get up to. Current Outdoor Instructor Dave Cuddy has started a non profit group called “Education is Power” which mission is to develop the potential in underprivileged East Africans who are committed to the sustainable development and natural conservation of Africa. Come out to the Lodge Friday May 17 at 8pm to see a presentation from Dave about Education is Power.
What: A slideshow and videos by SPL instructor Dave Cuddy on his charity project in East Africa called “Education is Power.” The mission of Education is Power (EIP) is to develop the potential in underprivileged East Africans who are committed to the sustainable development and natural conservation of Africa.
Who: Dave Cuddy started working as an Outdoor Instructor at SPL in 2005. In 2006 SPL made a sizeable donation to help allow Dave to go on a Canada World Youth exchange in Tanzania, Kenya and Ontario. During this six month exchange Dave became highly impacted and inspired to help certain Kenyan youth gain a full education. In 2008, Dave launched his charity by orgaznizing EIP’s first fundraiser in Quebec City. SPL also made another sizeable donation in 2010 which was highly appreciated and needed by the students EIP. Now in 2013 EIP has supported more than 20 Kenyan secondary schools, universtiy and colleges.
Why: This would be a great chance to share the project with SPL staff and guests. As well, it would be great to gain any fundraising ideas or networks to help Education is Power continue to be successful.