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Engaging students in community development and acquire practical skills

As URF attempts to build up our community, we endeavor to engage students in the process of development. The cost of attending Hope Academy is subsidized by nearly 65% for all students. Yet still there are many underprivileged students who can not afford to pay anything.

Part of the school program is a built-in community service component. It’s a way for students and youth to contribute to their education and also give back to the community in gratitude to the generosity of our donors. Below, the students are assisting at the construction site for a facility that will house the welding workshop as well soap and jelly production rooms. The students also gain some practical skills which should be valuable later on in life.

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Thanks to EWB-Virginia Tech for sponsoring this great project.