We have so much to be thankful for! The following people and organizations have generously donated their time, services, products, and other talents to further the mission of Friends of Ngong Road and Ngong Road Children Association.
Thank you to those who joined us at the 2016 Annual Gathering held October 24 at the Pourhouse in Minneapolis. Paula Meyer and the Ngong Road Children Association Board Chair from Kenya, Rajpreet Bains, provided program updates and shared stories of what our kids “can do.” Elisha can become a civil engineer. Michael can lead others. Winnie can read. Mary can transform her life. We are proud of our kids!
And just as our kids can do so much, we thank and applaud our sponsors, donors and partners for all you can and have done. Your support has made education possible for nearly 400 children. Your support gives children the chance to say “I Can” both today and in the future.
A special shout out to event volunteers and to the band Six Still Standing for providing entertainment at this year’s event. We hope to see everyone next year!
Kate, a 13 year old soccer player from Minnetonka MN, for the 2nd year in a row has collected soccer cleats with her summer soccer team to send to our kids in Kenya! Thank you Kate and team! Soccer (football) is a favorite sport among our kids, and they excited to receive the shoes!
Shout out to Jerald Waithaka for the library of photographs he recently took of our Kenyan NRCA program, some of which we used in our 2015 Annual Report and in many of the posts you have seen online recently. Jerald was sponsored by Sarah McKenzie and recently graduated from our post-secondary program where he earned his diploma in graphic design and photo/video production.
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!)