Friday, June 10, 2011

Introducing the Uweza Community Center

It has been a while since we have posted because we have been busy at our new Community Center! As of last month, thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise enough money to complete the purchase of the building and make it our own. Congratulations to Sarah Dunnagan in New Orleans for winning the drawing to name a room!

In the past weeks, our Under-18 soccer team has helped us clean and paint the center.

Check out the photo galleries of the cleaning and painting for more pictures.

The students from our Sponsorship Program have started coming to the center after school to do their homework under the guidance of a qualified tuition. Kibera Agenda 4 Business Savings, the savings and loan group that we frequently partner with also held their first meeting at the center this afternoon.

Tomorrow, we will officially open the center and are celebrating with a launch party. If you are in Kenya, please feel free to stop by!

After working in Kibera for more than three years and running around without an office or meeting place, this is a huge accomplishment for us and we are so grateful to our supporters for making it a possibile. We are really excited for the coming months as the center will allow us to meet more frequently, work more efficiently and create new programs to better serve children and families in Kibera.

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