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!
Tom Gleason has decided to leave the Friends of Ngong Road Board effective June 1. Tom joined the board in 2008 and has been an incredibly valuable member of the board. He was responsible for setting up our operations and securing a grant from Salesforce.com to house all of our data in both the U.S. and Kenya. This included training the board and the Kenyan staff on how to use this new tool.[Read more…]
Dear Friends, 2015 year has been a very exciting year for Friends of Ngong Road. Our board of directors has engaged in a nine-month strategic review, believing we are at a critical stage in our development. We have learned much through the work we’ve done and will complete our next strategic plan this fall.[Read more…]
The Annual Gathering in the Twin Cities is:
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcom Avenue SE
When we launched Friends of Ngong Road in 2006, we said our mission is “to provide education and support to Nairobi children living in poverty whose families have been affected by HIV/AIDS so they can transform their lives”. The board has had long discussions about the ways lives have been transformed in the intervening nine years, but we all agree that ultimately our graduates must secure jobs in the formal Kenyan economy. By climbing the economic ladder, they will lift themselves out of poverty and their families out of the slums. The cycle will have been broken.
This is now beginning to happen. It is very exciting to witness.[Read more…]