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The Party

In 2020, Kiwimbi will host our annual benefit or “Karamu.” Karamu is a Swahili word meaning “party” or “celebration,” and this year we have lots to celebrate! Our past Karamus have raised over $300,000 dedicated to providing opportunity through education. These funds enable people, especially children, in rural African communities to work their way out of poverty. Our mission inspires diplomatic, corporate, educational and grass roots community members to join the party and support this vital work.

Education in Rural Kenya

Currently Kiwimbi operates in Kenya’s Busia County where, in 2019, children had the worst performance on key national examinations of anywhere in Kenya. These results quite simply mean that the majority of the kids in these rural communities (in some villages, more than 95%) cannot advance to secondary (high) school.

Kiwimbi’s Impact

In contrast, where Kiwimbi has been able to focus our efforts, the passing rate has been 40%, well above the national average. Our academic programs are complemented by our Library and Community Learning Center, which is patronized by hundreds of children and adults daily and lends books to 72 schools. This means that more than 46,000 students have access to books that would otherwise be unavailable. Even for children who cannot participate in our more focused programs, this is a huge benefit- making literacy achievable in remote villages.

Recognizing that kids need a future even if they do not progress academically, Kiwimbi also provides vocational training in tailoring, carpentry, sustainable farming and the arts.

Join Us!

This year’s Karamu will be held virtually on Saturday, October 10, 2020.   The evening’s event will feature first-hand glimpses into the impact of Kiwimbi’s programs, special surprise guests, a silent auction of unique Kenyan art and cultural items, cultural performances and MORE – this is not your typical gala!

How can you participate?

  • Become a sponsor (see enclosed forms above), either individually or through your company;
  • Cover the cost of printing, food, rentals and other items associated with the event; and
  • Join us with your family, friends and co-workers.

Corporate sponsorship is critical to the success of the Karamu, covering the event’s operating costs and more, thus ensuring that more money goes to our programs in Africa. We offer various sponsorship levels, each with specific benefits, as outlined in the attached description. We would, of course, be very grateful for any amount that you choose to contribute.

Your support enables children to build a better future for themselves, their families and wider communities. And in this rapidly changing world, there is no better time to invest in children’s futures than now.

Should you require additional information, please contact our Development Coordinator, Lisa Connell,  lisa.connell@kiwimbi.org or visit our website at www.kiwimbi.org.

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