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Elimu...It means EDUCATION in Swahili, one of the major languages of East Africa.
It's been a busy but fruitful year so far at Elimu. There is a new and larger home for Nyumbani Kwetu, our sponsored home for children. We are already reaping the benefits of more space and extra facilities as our kids head on towards and into there teenage years. There are seven candidates at Heri Ministries Sewing College this year. That's double the amount we've been able to support in the past. Teachers and students are more comfortable in their three full classrooms at Upendo Nursery School. We're still fundraising for the last office/storeroom. We continue to give thanks for our generous supporters and for the amazing positive results we've seen in the lives of children through our projects. Read the latest news in our newsletter. Click here to read the latest in our news letter.
Elimu is a registered Canadian charity assisting children through education. We are based in Ottawa, Canada and are completely volunteer-run. We have been undertaking projects in Kenya since 2006 as private individuals. We were registered as a not-for-profit organization in January 2011 and as a charitable organization from January 2012.
We are a board of directors of four Canadians and an Advisory Board with members from Canada, USA, England and Kenya. We have one volunteer administrator in Ottawa. Click here to meet the board.
The “office” of Elimu is a virtual set up run between Ottawa, Canada and Malindi, Kenya. For this reason there is currently only a P.O. Box address and email contacts for us.
Currently, 100% of proceeds raised go direct to Elimu projects. All overhead costs and administrative fees (including printing, mailing, legal and accounting fees, etc.) in Canada and Kenya are covered by our founder, Nina Chung. All those involved in management, administration and fund-raising volunteer their time and expertise. All operations are virtually run from home offices (Kenya and Ottawa) so there are no overhead costs.
If you would like to offer children hope of a better future through our projects, please see the column to the right and consider a donation to keep our work going.
Nyumbani Kwetu: a Sponsored Family Home for Children, Malindi, Kenya
Elimu provides all living expenses, schooling and staffing needs of Nyumbani Kwetu, a family home to 12 children. Click here to learn more about Nyumbani Kwetu Home for Children.
Heri Ministries Sewing Project, Malindi, Kenya
Elimu supports young women from the local community by finding sponsors for them to provide school and boarding fees to attend Heri Ministries Sewing College and develop the skills needed to become independent and productive members of their local community. Click here to learn more about Heri Ministries Sewing Project.
Upendo Nursery School, Sabaki Village, Kenya
Elimu is fund-raising to assist the Sabaki Village community to build a nursery school to educate their youngest members. Without it, children would have to walk an hour to one of the two government primary schools. Click here to learn more about Upendo Nursery School.
Elimu Partners : We Can't Do This Alone
Elimu is so grateful for the generous support of many individuals and organizations that help to make our project work a success. We are pleased to be working with two dynamic child care providers in the Ottawa area to help make Upendo Nursery School a reality. We also welcome our partners at Goodfellow Cleaners in Ottawa. Click on the links below to learn more about our partners' services.