We are pleased to report that our 3rd annual Gala Dinner in Alexandria, Virginia was a great success. A huge thank you to all who attended, made a donation, offered words of encouragement, and prayerfully supported this important event for our mission to expand the impact on the lives of marginalized youth in Nyeri, Kenya. We recognize that our success is only possible with the help of those who share our vision and take this journey with us!
Keynote Speaker, Ambassador Dr. Jendayi Frazer, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, commended our mission and methods of working in Africa.
Honored Guest, H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States, joined us again this year, affirming our organization.
Mrs. Eunice Muindi, mother of Learn for Life Kenya’s Vice President and Co-Founder Anne Muindi and wife of the late Rev. Bernard Muindi, founder of the Tumaini Children’s Ministry, honored us by her presence this year.
For the third year, the Kenyan Embassy was represented at and supportive of the event.
Five members of Meadow's Presbyterian Church, the organization that launched the Vocational Training Center building project with a generous gift several years ago, traveled from Charlottesville, Virginia to attend.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Mrs. Eunice Muindi for her exemplary service and accomplishments and the Appreciation Award was given to Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao.
Many people attended a Learn for Life Kenya event for the first time!
*Check out our flickr site to see all photos from this fun-filled evening.
Contributions towards this event are still arriving, but we are very pleased to share that to date (Oct. 4) we have raised $28,597 of our Gala campaign goal of $30,000! Given the $30,000 we have already raised this year for this purpose, we are now shy only ~$1,500 of the $60,000 needed to meet our overall target of building the external walls of the Vocational Training Center! We are enormously grateful to all of you as we approach this goal.