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When:   October 11, 2010 12:00pm
Where:   LEPH 216, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
Type:   Meeting


  Discussion of Tumaini Childrens Center and the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program with Co-founder, Tim Mercer, MPH09 and Lonnie Embleton.


  Photography Showcase at 47 College Street from 10:00am 4:00pm, and the TAC lobby from 5:00-7:00pm. 


  Tim Mercer graduated with a MPH from the Social and Behavioral Sciences division at Yale School of Public Health in 2009 and is in his final year at Indiana University School of Medicine. Mercer travelled to Kenya as a Downs Fellow in the summer of 2008 to conduct a community-based, qualitative field study of street children and their families in Eldoret and the surrounding slums. This research and community engagement led to the development of the Tumaini Childrens Center, a comprehensive service delivery and access center for street children in Eldoret, Kenya.



Lonnie Embleton is a 2nd year MPH student in the community health and epidemiology program and collaborative program in global health at the University of Toronto. Recently she completed a four month practicum with the AMPATH Partnership Center (the Academic Model for Providing Access to Healthcare) in Eldoret, Kenya. The practicum included implementing a curriculum to reduce dependence on glue for street-involved children and youth at Tumaini Children's Drop-in Center. The group of young energetic individuals that completed the curriculum participated in a special project with photography to capture life on the streets in Eldoret, Kenya.



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