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Donor Appreciation Dinner

Donor Appreciation Dinner is a parish wide celebration of our mission work in Mulundi.  This event will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. This year we celebrate...

 

Happy Women’s World Day

Books and Bricks recognizes teachers and especially female teachers making a difference in our communities. Mrs. Mary Muli at Kabaa Secondary School has been mentoring...

 
 

Harambee + Grants = Working Together

What is “harambee”?

Dancers at a Harambee at Kwa Muema Secondary School in March, 2011

Harambee is Swahili for working together. In Kenya this word refers to a gala fund raising event with food (often roasted goat), and soft drinks, speeches, song and dance.

Mulundi Village Harambees.

The community of Mulundi holds harambees to match funds from Books and Bricks.

The village has held harambees to:

1.  Complete unfinished classrooms at St. Mulumba’s Kwa Muema.

2.  Raise high school fees for  girls in Mulundi to attend high school.

3. Send students to college.

4. Close the gap between government and parent fee payment at the schools.

 

 

A drummer at Kwa Muema harambee and Amber Strehle taking a photo

Many of the images on this web site were taken by Amber Strehle of Tres Birds Studio. Check out her blog for more  photos of our March mission trip to Mulundi, and information about the polytechnic and scholarship student Mr. Elijah Munyoki.

Grants:

We apply and received grants to continue our work in Kenya. You are very much welcome to partner with us to promote education in Africa.