Jambo Volunteers has been working at a grassroots level with the Maasai women by promoting them with their handmade jewelry and products by selling through fair trade markets to provide them with much needed income for their families and the profits go to education and orphanage projects. By doing this we keep the Maasai culture alive.

Dear Friends of Jambo,

We want to start this new stage updating you on the latest progress made by our association.

In recent years we have been very focused on building the Samuria Initiative center for children. This idea was developed by several volunteers, the local community and Jambo Volunteers. The idea is to build a center for regular children, orphans and chronically ill children, so they have an opportunity for the future.

In this center, in a first phase, we will host 30 girls from the area and surroundings. They will have access to decent housing and education, and also their basic needs will be covered. Now we only need to acquire the beds and we are in the process of registration center.

The strategy was to call the local community to present our idea for this shelter, which was very well received by the local community. Their proposal was very generous to Jambo Volunteers; they offered public land to develop the project and we established a community committee to be trained and in the future to manage the project.

We have also continued with the meal plans for different schools (Kimuka, Eyarat and Kajiado), during these years we have fed nearly 800 children. Nutrition = energy for studying.

Another project is the sponsorship for children in primary and secondary school and the University. We have 4 projects in total.

The last, but not least, of the projects is the promotion of Maasai crafts. With this project we managed to give independence to women and cut their dependence on men and thus give their children an opportunity because with them lies the responsibility to pay for the studies of their children.

We also apologize for the silence in recent times, Luis has been moving his family to Spain, and it has been very difficult to adjust to the new situation.

We encourage you to lend us a hand either with contacts that can serve us, or with financing activities like selling Maasai craftsmanship and by finding us partners for Jambo Volunteers . Please contact us through our contact form.

We also have a new website: www.jambovolunteers.org

Thank you all

Luis

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Jambo Volunteers

Jambo Volunteers began its work in early 2009. Jambo Volunteers is a Community Based Volunteer Organization working at the grassroots level on education and community development interpolation. We focus our efforts on the neediest communities. We work at a grassroots community level on education and community development interventions, particularly in the communities of Maasailand. We work to improve the lives of the people in these communities through education and food programs, providing medical care and medicines, and fair trade pay for beautiful, handmade works of Massai art and jewelry.

Projects

Jambo endeavors in establishing pre–schools and primary schools for young orphans and vulnerable children so as to enhance their educational foundation just like that of the other children under parental care. The schools are equipped with modern learning facilities and updated syllabus to enhance proper learning. We anticipate that at least 50 boys and girls from Kimuka, Olosho- Oibor, Saikeri and Ewuaso are assisted and will receive proper education and health care. Our Kimuka and Iyarat pre–schools though, are still growing at their initial stages and are our benchmark proving the viability of the educational program.

Reports/Blog

Hallo and welcome to this month’s school report. Today is 5-03-2014, a new month. Generally, February was a great month for our school, no interruptions of time and resources. Many activities have been undertaken in classwork and outdoor activities. We are glad to announce that we have achieved some goals that were intended. The school has a shamba from which children get vegetables for vitamins. All children and staff are in good health.We had several successful parent meetings with teachers which saw them making wise decisions that are being implemented at school. Kenya Power is planning to install power in our school soon.

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