Submitted by Liz Scranton
On Saturday, June 22, the Kenyan School Project is hosting a harambee at Vita’s, in Lopez Village, beginning at 5 p.m. Harambee in Swahili translates to “all pull together” and is the traditional community fundraising done in Kenya. Harambee is a celebration and party while also raising money for an important event. The KSP is raising money for building a new classroom at the Olemoncho Primary School in Kenya, following on the success of the elephant electric fencing project completed in 2018. The school is situated in the semi-arid Maasai Mara region in Narok, Kenya, part of the Great Rift Valley. The school is currently overcrowded and must use a church near the school to teach first through fourth grade children. The school’s goal is “to create a conducive learning environment for the school children.” Most families in the area are pastoralist and have a modest income. The new classroom building will cost $10,000 and our community can meet this challenge! Check out our website for more information about KSP past projects and to see photos of the school. If you are unable to attend the Harambee you can still donate on the web site: www.kenyanschoolproject.org.
We hope you will come celebrate the solstice with African music and dance! Come to our Harambee party and enjoy the spirit of Kenya with robust music and dancing, good food and company. All funds support the building of a new classroom for the Olemoncho Primary School. There will be a traditional Kenyan meal available for purchase, and wine and beer will be on sale in the restaurant.
Please join the Kenyan School Project community in making this dream a reality for the Olemoncho school students. Your small and large contributions add up quickly in Kenyan shillings, so please make a gift today and plan to come to the harambee.