Vivienne Jaehn-Kreibaum took Picton Kiwanis Club members on a ‘Journey of Hope’ at a recent club meeting.
|Picton Kiwanis Club President Geri|
Claxton with Vivienne Jaehn-Kreibaum,
and her proud dad, Christian Jaehn-Kreibaum,
secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Trenton.
Vivienne is the daughter of Christian Jaehn-Kreibaum, secretary, and past-president of the Kiwanis Club of Trenton. She spoke of her January/February 2012 trip to Tanzania, East Africa, along with a group of high school students who embarked on a two and a half week Journey of Hope.
She told Kiwanians the students worked with children whose parents had died of HIV/Aids. They taught English, math and computer skills. They also helped build and paint schools. She spoke passionately about the needs of these children and also about how warm and friendly they were.
This past April, Vivienne was also elected Student Trustee Liaison for the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, which consists of 35,000 students.
A donation was made in her name, to Sleeping Children Around the World, and a child in need will receive a bed kit.
Picton Kiwanians continue to reach out. On Monday, July 30, the club launched its new project called ELIMINATE – with a focus on eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus in developing and underprivileged countries. It is a Kiwanis International project for the next three years. Kiwanis President Geri Claxton will chair the project for the Picton club.