Friends of Jitegemee,
After joing the board of Jitegemee last year my top priority was to make the journey to Machakos, Kenya to visit the program in person. I knew I was supporting a great organization, and had heard about all the wonderful things our kids were doing from others who had visited the program, but there is nothing like first hand experience.
I departed DC in early August for Machakos, and returned ten days later full of pride in the great work our staff is doing, and humbled by the joyfulness, work ethic, intelligence, and spirit of our students. I got a chance to spend a lot of time with our students, and I have over 900 pictures and many stories to share with you all over the next few months. However, I wanted to specifically update you on one of the students who has been associated with Jitegemee the longest.
Last year I sent you an update about our first university graduate, Wambua Kieti. While I was in Kenya I got to spend a lot of time with him, and I was quite impressed. Best of all, the day after I arrived in Machakos Wambua was set to head to Nairobi to interview for a well paying IT job in the city. A few days later when he got the news that he was being offered the job I was excited to have the opportunity to congratulate him in person. His journey has been remarkable.
The mission of Jitegemee is to help turn street kids into productive, self-sustaining members of society. Wambua's accomplishment makes us all proud, and it is a testament to the great work of the staff, which would not be nearly possible without the support of donors like you! Thank you!
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