The founder of African aid organization will discuss new Kenyan secondary school on Sunday, Aug. 21, at St. Giles’ Episcopal Church in Jefferson.

Beverly Gilbert Stone, who founded and directs Expanding Opportunities, a charitable organization supporting various projects in Africa, will talk about the latest project, the Gordon Clem Academy in Kenya, during the 9:30 a.m. service.

The Gordon Clem Academy is a secondary school serving students from Aremiet, a rural village in north-western Kenya. The school opened in January 2015 and currently has students in two grades. It will expand by one grade each year, until students from all four years are in attendance. Each grade will need its own classroom, and Expanding Opportunities is raising funds for this and other programs to support its activities in Kenya.

Stone has worked in Kenya for more than 20 years in various charitable activities. The academy is named for the former headmaster of the St. Thomas Choir School in New York City. Gordon Clem was a noted educator, teaching mathematics himself and also teaching other teachers of math. He was highly supportive of efforts to bring educational opportunities to those with limited resources.

Expanding Opportunities raises funds both to support the physical operation of the academy and to provide scholarships for students who would otherwise be unable to obtain an education. Support for the group comes from fundraising and from the sale of crafts made by Kenyan artists and artisans. Some of these African artistic items will be available at St. Giles’ after the morning service.

For more information, contact 882-7060 or [email protected].

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