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Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya

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Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya
Jitegemee - Helping Street Children in Kenya

Project Report | May 16, 2017
Exciting start to 2017!

By Verity Norman-Tichawangana | Executive Director

Felicitas In Action
Felicitas In Action

2017 began with a burst of activity:

  • We provided school fees, uniforms and textbooks to 65 primary school students, 18 secondary students, and 11 university students
  • We welcomed 45 new students to our 2017 Vocational Class.
  • In April, we hosted our first ever Jitegemee Open Day, where we welcomed hundreds of guests from the community, including government officials, representatives from schools and churches, and other non-profit organizations
  • Our students featured in a song and music video about Jitegemee by local musician Kyalo Maingi – also known as “Machakos Kyalo”
  • Two new staff joined our team – Joshua Muema, Social Worker, and Lucy Mutisya, Teacher. Recent Jitegemee university graduate, Peter Muasya, also joined us for some part-time financial consulting

What else?

Two graffiti artists from Machakos helped our students beautify and decorate old and new spaces at our center. A few weeks ago, all our primary school students traveled to Tsavo National Park to learn about volcanic rocks and the environment. They had a long, educational day - playing learning games, seeing wild animals, and so much more!

We believe Jitegemee is transforming the lives of our students and graduates and helping them become not only self-sustaining, but able to help others. One of our graduates, Felicitas, is a great example of this. Please read her story in the attached document.

Last but not least, THANK YOU to all of you who have donated to Jitegemee. Your support goes so far in changing the lives of our young people in Machakos, Kenya. Thank you!

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Jitegemee

Location: Somerville, MA - USA
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Twitter: @jitegemeeinc
Jitegemee
Verity Norman-Tichawangana
Project Leader:
Verity Norman-Tichawangana
Somerville , MA United States

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