Education
 Kenya
Project #5764

Green Education Center for Kenyan Street Children

by Jitegemee
Vetted
Jun 11, 2013

Construction has Begun!

Ground Breaking Banner
Ground Breaking Banner

Hello everyone,

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.

Thank you!

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!

Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Farah Addressing Attendees
Farah Addressing Attendees
Patrick Explaining the Biogas System
Patrick Explaining the Biogas System
Ground Breaking Cake!
Ground Breaking Cake!
Construction Metal
Construction Metal
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Jitegemee

Location: Somerville, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.jitegemee.org
Project Leader:
Clarence Wardell
Somerville, MA United States

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