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IDA Foundation Supports Kenyan Students


The IDA Foundation has provided $2,000 to help cover the travel and housing cost of two Kenyan exchange students who came to IUSD from Moi University School of Dentistry in Eldoret, Kenya. Kennedy Opiyo and Paul Kimei arrived on Tuesday, August 13 and will study at IUSD until September 25.  Kennedy and Paul are Moi Dentistry’s highest academic achievers and were chosen by their university for this international experience. 
Kennedy and Paul will be participating in classes, CTS, laboratory, Seal Indiana and other community-based programs. Their daily activities will be hosted by IUSD students who have been exchange students at Moi University School of Dentistry in Kenya and by IUSD faculty members who have been in Kenya as participants in the IU-Kenya partnership.
“We’re very grateful to Indiana Dental Association Foundation and several component dental societies for supporting the IUSD-Moi University School of Dentistry partnership and sponsoring Kennedy and Paul’s international experience in Indiana,” says Karen Yoder, Director of Civic Engagement and Health Policy at IUSD. “This is another example of how organized dentistry supports student learning and achievement. Without their help this wouldn’t be happening.”
For more information about the IU-Kenya Partnership and IUSD’s role in the partnership, visit

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