Let’s go to Kenya!

Our next interfaith group is traveling from Indiana to visit the Umoja Project in a few weeks. Sixteen travelers ranging in age from 16 to 72 are looking forward to spending time with Umoja students, teachers, guardians, and staff. The next interfaith trip is scheduled for February 2020. If you are interested in learning more…

Celebrating Ellen’s Memory

The Umoja family in Kenya gathered Memorial Weekend for Umoja Day to honor the memory of Founder Ellen Daniels-Howell, who passed away two years ago. The day included the grand opening of our new office space in Kenya. The celebration included ten children from each of our 19 partner primary schools, link teachers, head teachers,…

Meet A Leader: Yvonne

Yvonne overcame many challenges to shine as a leader in her school and community. Her father has passed away, and Yvonne lives with her grandma. Her mother abandoned her after remarrying and moving away. She attended Chulaimbo Primary School until 2015 then joined Mawego Girls Secondary School, where she is excelling in her final year.…

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…