Elizabeth, Patron, Treasurer and driving force
We are happy to wish you all a happier and safer New Year.
Field news from both schools is brief at this time. January is the start of the academic year in Kenya and our schools are busy taking enrollment of new students for the year. Meanwhile, during the month of February, the schools are occupied by exam takers and no teaching or any other activities can take place.
The construction of the new brick & mortar 4-classroom building at our Sergoek campus, on pause since Christmas, will pick up after the exam session. The Ministry of Works recently delivered the Certificate of Conformity allowing the roofing to begin shortly.
We wish to honor our Very first Rafiki Ya Maisha Board members and introduce them to you. Without our friendship and ongoing collaboration, Rafiki Ya Maisha would never have been able to reach the youth and succeed in our vocational training mission in this area of rural Kenya. Here is the core group that was formed in 2007:
Patron: Mrs. Elizabeth T., Farmer, Executive secretary of Moi Girls' High School and retired banker
Chairman: Mr. James C., Director of Insurance Company and former County Development Fund committee member
Secretary: Mr. Michael K., Farmer and retired Town Clerk; Gabriel T. Certified Public Accountant from 2019-today
Treasurer: Late Mrs Philomena B., Farmer and wife to former Kenya Ambassador; Mrs. Elizabeth T. from 2010-today
Vice-Chairman: Dr.Philip C.,Dentist and Elgeyo Marakwet County official
Members of Rafiki Ya Maisha:
Mrs Paulina O.,Quantity Surveyor, Moi University Lecturer
Mr. Joseph S., Farmer and retired Uasin Gishu counselor
Mrs. Aida K., County counselor Usin Gishu, Sergoek Ward
Mrs. Scolastica K., Retired official of Kenya Farmer's Association
Mr. Michael S., Retired Catholic church Catechist
Mr. Dominic K., County counselor
Mrs. Susan C., Former Women's Representative of Elgeyo Marakwet County, joined in 2012
They are the backbone of the success story which we are proud to have achieved with all of YOU over the years. They value your sponshorship, feedback and sustained interest in their project.
Let us continue to uplift them!
Michael, Secretary, retired
Gabriel, Secretary, current
Dr. Philip, Vice-Chairman
Late Mrs. Philomena, Treasurer
Dr. Susan C., member