Dec 3, 2021
SHEPHERDSTOWN ROTARY PARTNERING ON KENYA PROJECT
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown is partnering with the Rotary Club of Kakamega, Kenya, on a Rotary Global Grant project aimed at reintegrating street children in Kakamega back into homes, society, school, and other community settings.
Assisting with the project is 29:11, Inc., a US nonprofit organization which has an established partnership with the Victorious Children’s Home, a Children’s Charter Institute in Kakamega, and an established relationship working with the street children there and in the surrounding community.
It is hoped that the project will serve as a template for helping street children in other cities throughout Kenya. The total budget for the project is $65,000. The Shepherdstown Club has been raising funds though District 7360, and the Kakamega Club has been doing the same through its district and other Kenyan districts and clubs.
The project total is nearly reached, and only about $6,000 more is needed. The target date for beginning to implement the project is January 22.
The Shepherdstown Club received an update on the status of the project November 30 from member Maria Brown and Alice Atemo, who is managing the project for the Kakamega Club. The accompanying photo shows, from left to right, Maria, Alice, and Shepherdstown Club President Steve Campbell
For more information about the project and to support it, visit the project website at https://isc.shepherdstownrotary.org/projects/kenya-project/.