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

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Drums, rice and beans!!

Don’t come for the food!! Come for fun and fellowship and to hear gifted drummer Jordan Hanson!
Victoria Rotary Club is offering an African Lunch with gift bags, prizes, auction and a spectacular participatory performance on the drums.
This is your opportunity to help projects in rural Africa (for details www.tembokenya.org) specifically: clean water and sanitation in schools.
WHERE? Wedgewood Estates, 2829 Arbutus Rd., Victoria, BC
When? July 31 2014. Promptly at noon. (A regular Rotary meeting)
Cost? $25. Can’t attend? please consider giving a small donation

“Join world traveler Jordan Hanson on a musical adventure around the globe - he visited 22 different countries to study world music and plays some of the most unusual instruments you have ever seen! Jordan's quest for musical knowledge brought him to remote the corners of the Amazon jungle, to frenetic village festivals in West Africa, to ancient rituals in honour of volcanic deities in Java, Indonesia, and most recently, on stage with members of the Latin rock band Santana.”

Friday, June 27, 2014

Would you like to help?

Our literacy grant means that we would welcome a qualified volunteer to help with book purchase and teacher training in Kenya in February 2015. Why not combine this service with the adventure tour? We would also welcome help with the contests in October. Check out the 'Join Us' tab at www.tembokenya.org

We did it!!

Tembo-Kenya has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Better World Books for the Read for the Top literacy program. Ten more elementary and 4 secondary schools will benefit.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hello everyone! Here is the link for the Better World Books FB page. http://bit.ly/1n0YM14
Tembo-Kenya's literacy program has a chance to win a grant to put Read for the Top in about 20 more Kenyan schools.
BUT the process now requires voting from friends and family.
Those of you on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social media. PLEASE get out the word for this worthy reading project.
Please vote for Read for the Top each day from June 9 to 21

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Vote for Read for the Top

Our Read for the Top literacy program in Kenya is a finalist for a grant from Better World Books. Voting for the top two recipients of the grant will begin on June 9 on BWB Facebook site. https://www.facebook.com/betterworldbooks. (You have to like the page to participate.) We need all the help we can get to accumulate votes. Please spread the word!
As of Monday, please vote for Read for the Top every day and share this with your followers and friends.. A grant like this would enable us to put the program in about 20 more schools.

Here are some ways you might consider getting the vote out:
Include links to your page in a an email newsletter.
Click "Share" or "Tweet" on your voting entry page to share to your social media networks.
Include links to the voting page on your own website or blog.
Send links to the voting page to influencers that you have a good relationship with.