George Odhiambo, a graduate of Ngong Road Children’s Foundation, has started working as a full-time intern at the NRCF offices and will become a full-time caseworker after receiving his diploma in July. George has been sponsored by Bob and Louise Tritt of Kansas City since 2007. He was a camp team leader for three years and recently volunteered in our NRCF offices. George also worked for Karibu Loo, both as an event attendant and with construction projects. He is grateful for the many opportunities he’s received through the program and is excited about developing his skills further at NRCF. We are proud of you, George!
Archives for May 2016
We extend a sincere thank you to the LuminFire team for their integral role in launching our amazing new website! Our goal was to create a mobile friendly, photo rich site that helps us tell our stories and is easy to maintain. Nick, Michael, and Marty helped us find just the right platform and design–we couldn’t be more excited about it. You guys truly do create brilliant solutions. Thank you for all your efforts and for being so generous with your time. There’s more to come too–one feature under development that we plan to launch this fall is a login for sponsors that provides access to pictures, assessments, and news about their students. Check out our new website today and stay tuned for more! (and if you ever need help with your own technology, check out LuminFire!)
Robert started with our program in 2009. Robert had a difficult childhood – both of his parents died from AIDS, and he was almost thrown out of the program because of behavior issues.
After support and counseling from our staff, he was able to pull through, and ultimately excel, in high school. Robert just graduated with a B- on his final high school exams. He said he was motivated to turn things around for himself because of his sponsor’s support. He is now interested in veterinary studies and plans to continue with his post-secondary education with the continued support of his sponsor.
A big shout out to Robert and to his sponsor, Janis, for the support and hope she offered Robert to overcome so much and continue transforming his life.
Thank you to the volunteers, donors, guests and Mozza Mia for making the Art of Africa sale possible. Many beautiful pieces of art donated by Kurt Meyer, unique handmade items from the mothers, guardians and aunts of children in our program in Kenya, and more were available to help support the students in the Ngong Road Children’s Foundation program. Thank you all!