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

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thank you for the fund raiser

We want to thank you all for the wonderful start to the fundraising campaign. We honour your generosity and support. We have already sent out ‘perks’ and added new members from Australia, US and UK and Canada. Please continue to pass the url to those you know who might be interested. We still ahve a way to go! http://www.indiegogo.com/kenyateachers

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fund raiser for teacher training

Greetings on a warm (at last) sunny day in Victoria, Canada. Some of you we have seen recently, for some, we touch base infrequently. Some of you follow our work in Africa, others know little about it. I am taking the liberty of telling you about a fundraiser we want to conduct and hope you will bear with me. We know that some of you have supported us and have done enough, others have other demands close to their hearts. We’re just asking that you take a look and if you can, pass the information on to others.
We are launching a fund raising campaign with Indiegogo to raise money to cover costs for a professional development training for elementary teachers in Kenya next January. The campaign will go live on Sunday and will remain until the end of August. In order to stay on the main page we have to raise some funds in the first two days, so we are hoping friends and family will help us. Donations can be of any amount and can be made on line. Please make a note of the link : www.indiegogo/com/kenyateachers (Under ‘Education’: Teacher seminars for rural Kenya)

We have a video (made by our Tembo colleague Nancy Carson) an eloquent pitch and some ‘perks’ for early donations. Please check it out this weekend or the beginning of next week. And mention it on Facebook, Twitter etc and to your friends.

We are a little nervous about this first launch into this kind of project, so are double checking everything until Sunday.  Thank you so much.