Topgolf Fundraiser Nets Nine Scholarships

Thank you to everyone who came to Topgolf in Fishers on a cloudy afternoon in April. We had a great afternoon of golf, conversation, food, and fun. The fundraiser raised more than $2300, enough to fund secondary school for nine Kenyan students. Special thanks to Garland Graves for organizing the event. Asante sana!

Recent Graduates Celebrate Success

In March the secondary class of 2018 came together to celebrate the graduates’ next steps. Eight Umoja post-secondary students scored high enough on national exams to receive direct admission to university. Congratulations to Michael, Cleophus, Dorthy, Tabitha, Cleon, Stephen, Brian, and Doreen! Umoja Project also named the 2019 project assistants, recent graduates who work with…

Yoga class highlights Umoja

Thank you, Body Mind & Core, for the yoga class benefitting Umoja Partnership. It was a wonderful session of stretching and rejuvenation. We gathered $250 in donations — enough to sponsor a Kenyan student for a year of secondary school! Special thanks to Isabella Yallapragada, one of our Indiana student leaders, who told the group…

Umoja Partnership Participates in J-Serve

We were honored to participate in J-Serve at the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center. Middle and high school students from local synagogues came together to participate in service projects and learn about nonprofit organizations. J-Serve students created alphabet flash cards and wrote letters to their Kenyan counterparts. Asante sana!

Willis Spreads His Wings!

Willis has a lot to celebrate these days. As a recent Kenyatta University graduate, he has worked hard to achieve success. When you meet Willis today, you see a poised, confident young man pursuing a teaching career. He is a facilitator in the new Boys Empowerment Team of Umoja Project and spends much of his…

Thanks for the A-Maize-ing Lunch!

We are grateful that about 50 people gathered at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church on a snowy Sunday in  February to enjoy a maize and beans lunch (similar to the ones served to our Kenyan students!) and hear how Umoja is transforming the Chulaimbo community. YOU are making a difference in the lives of vulnerable young children!…