A Good Time for a Good Cause
The money from the carnival sends Kenyan students in the rural town of Chulaimbo to secondary school (high school). This allows these students to get an education, leading to a better life. The Umoja Project of Global Interfaith Partnership addresses the students’ needs with school fees, food, clothing, blankets, lamp oil and psychosocial support.
A few of our leaders got to know some of these students during a recent trip to Kenya. They are smart and motivated but have many obstacles to overcome, such as extreme poverty and the death of their parents. They know that education paves the road that leads out of poverty.
When you come to the carnival, you are making a contribution to give these students a way out of poverty. It takes only $325 to send a student through one year of high school, and a contribution of only $18 provides school lunch for a primary student for a year.
Any contribution is appreciated. We recently went to Kenya and the work of the Kenya Carnival is evident. With your help, Umoja is making the community of Chulaimbo better by providing education and support to the youth.
And, of course, the Kenya Carnival is a lot of fun! The event features live music, food and dozens of inflatables and games. Don’t miss this chance to have fun while supporting our friends in Kenya.
Jake Dennie, Sarah Matthews and Ben Booher, 2012 Kenya Carnival Co-Leaders