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Mar 24
2014
March 24, 2014

A Day of Service in New York City and Nigeria

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While the Clinton Foundation gathered more than 600 CGI U students in Phoenix, Arizona, for a Day of Action on Sunday, other Clinton Foundation staff and former Clinton Foundation interns also organized their own Days of Action to give back to their own communities in Ondo West, Nigeria and New York City.

In New York City, Foundation interns and staff volunteered at the Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project where they helped prepare 30 growing beds on the roof of the Metro Baptist Church. During the season, these beds will grow various vegetables including basil, kale, tomatoes, and eggplant. Learn more about Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project.

Across the world in Ondo West, Nigeria, former Clinton Foundation intern Adenike Akinsemolu gathered 35 volunteers from the Homaj Secondary School and the Green Microbiology Association, to clean up and educate traders at the Owena Market. Throughout the day, the students cleaned up waste around the market, planted flowers, and educated traders – most of whom are female – on hygiene, recycling, and first aid. Check out the video and photos below on how they gave back to their community.