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  • Key Leader in Malaysia

    Key Leader held its tenth event in Malaysia on 20 to 22 November 2010. The program is a partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Taman Desa, the Kiwanis Malaysia District and Kiwanis International.

    My Gopeng Resort was the site for the event. It is a beautiful setting in the State of Perak, which is approximately 2 hours away from the Capital City of Kuala Lumpur. The Resort is within the Forest Reserve and next to the Perak River, which is the main river that populated the various townships in the State of Perak. This year 60 students, and a support group of Kiwanis members attended the camp.

    One of the participants described the event being the event of her lifetime. Besides the Key Leader program, the participants were also exposed to Night Jungle Trekking and Water Rafting at the Perak River.  As with all our Key Leader Events, the outdoor activities are with experienced guides and safety for the participants is our main priority. 

    As with all camps, although the participants were very sad to leave their new friends, they exchanged contact details and maintained their newfound friendships.
    See pictures of Key Leader in Malaysia below. Find more pictures on the Key Leader Facebook page.


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  • Key Leader in El Salvador

    Kiwanis Key Leader was presented to 60 students in El Salvador on December 4-5, 2010. This was the second Key Leader event in El Salvador. Through a partnership with the Kiwanis Club-Los Robles and the UNICEF office, both located in San Salvador, Key Leader materials were translated into Spanish. This was the first time the curriculum was presented in Spanish.  The program occurred over a two-day period, rather than the normal three-day weekend format. One of the trained Key Leader Lead Facilitators from North America who is also fluent in Spanish delivered the program. 

    The Alicante Montana Hotel near Ataco was the site for the event, and provided a beautiful setting for the program.  Students from city neighborhoods of San Salvador really enjoyed the beautiful mountain setting and the wonderful food provided.  This group of students really benefitted from the program.  Plans for 2011 are still being developed, and include training of two Lead Facilitators from El Salvador to continue the program in future years.   Representatives from UNICEF and the Kiwanis Club are enthusiastic to continue this new service to young people in El Salvador.

    The pictures below are from the 2010 El Salvador Key Leader weekend. Visit the Key Leader Facebook page to see more!


    Watch for upcoming stories about other Key Leader weekends outside North America!

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  • A Visit With Larry

    On December 16th, Key Leader Manager Dick Peterson visited Larry, Alice and Sally on Bedford Street. Larry received over 1,000 Key Leader grams from all over the world, a signed Key Leader t-shirt from students at the event in Gretna, Nebraska and donations of $55 (U.S.) and $25 (Canadian). Right now, Larry is raising money for Alzheimers. Be sure to keep up with Larry on Facebook and Twitter!  

    See pictures of the visit below. Be sure to visit the Key Leader Facebook page to read more about each photo!

     Larry receives Key Leader grams  

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