TEACHING-EMPOWERING-MENTORING-BUILDING OPPORTUNITY Mission: to partner with individuals and communities in Western Kenya to support entrepreneurial activities, education and health through training programmes, scholarships, water and sanitation projects

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Costs--a reminder

Tunashukuru sana --Thank you so much
Anything you could give will help someone. All money donated goes directly to support the work in Kenya.

It costs:
$2500 to put in a well in a village

$ 500 to protect a spring in a community

$ 500 per year for 4 years to send a student to High School and approximately the same amount for some post-secondary programmes

$200 per session to conduct Virtues training in Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice in schools and communities for up to 40 people

$200 for a woman to receive microloans ranging from $15 to $150

$500 to provide an eyetest & glasses for 100 people

Between $100 and $200 to provide triaining for a trade job such as carpentry, tailoring or commercial driving.

This does not include the many people we help with personal and family difficulties throughout the year.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Home in Canada

We are safely home in Canada and have joyfully reunited with friends and family. Our taxes are done and some speaking engagements already settled. We will speak at the Victoria Rotary Club meeting on April 28, the ACW women's conference on May 4 and briefly at the Virtues Mentors conference at the end of May. We are always happy to accept invitations to present our work.

Fund raising is going to be one of our major preoccupations over the next few months. As soon as possible we'll have a web site running and have some new ideas for it.

We want to continue supplying clean water, education and, if possible, some basic simple housing for the homeless. Two of our Kenyan committee will be looking into the logistics of this while we are away.

We have been offered some land to use for a training centre where we could centralise Virtues teaching as well as instruction for small business. We will need about $2000 for buildings.

We have made a video summary of our work over the last 6 months. It lasts about 20 minutes. If you would like to help spread the word about the work of Tembo Kenya, we can give you the disc with a DVD format. Please let us know at kenyatembo@gmail.com and we will be happy to send you a copy.

We will post from time to time while we are in Canada to let you know what we are planning for our return to Africa next fall.