We wanted to send you a quick update following the most recent trip of several of our board memebers to visit the program in Machakos. For the first time, we had four board members visiting program at the same time, including our Executive Director, the Board Chair, and two of our most recent board additions (http://www.jitegemee.org/about/board-of-directors/). They also traveled with Patrick Wilke, one of the architects who is helping Jitegemee incorporate a biogas sanitation system as part of the new building construction. The trip was a great success, and the best news of all is that we have officially broken ground on the first phase of the new education center!!
This is no small accomplishment, and it was only made possible through the tireless work and generous contributions of Jtiegemee supporters like yourself. There is still lots of work to do to complete this ambitious project, but we should take a moment to celebrate this significant milestone. Our local Kenyan team planned and executed a beautiful groundbreaking ceremony to mark the occasion. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some more in-depth commentary from those who took the trip this past May. But for now, we just wanted to say thank you, and pass along some pictures from the event.
The Jitegemee Team
P.S. On June 12th GlobalGiving will match all donations to Jitegemee at 50%. Please take advantage of this opportunity to help us close out fundraising on the new building project!
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