The KURA Project Update 2016

The KURA Project Update 2016
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The KURA Project Update 2016

Dear Friend,
 
The KURA Project’s impact on educational opportunities in northern Kenya continues to grow thanks to your support. As 2016 draws to a close, we offer you the following accomplishments for the year:

The Dukana Primary School
  • Purchased and delivered 1,200 reusable menstrual kits, 1,200 pairs of underwear and 1,200 soaps to Girgir Primary, Wamba Primary, Sereolipi Primary, Ndonyo Uasin Primary, Torbi Primary, bringing our total distribution of Opportunity kits to 4,200;
  • Awarded secondary school scholarships to eleven students who would otherwise not be able to continue their educations;
  • Thanks to Maple Street School and KURA, 100 solar lights were purchased and delivered to students in Logologo Primary, Karare Primary, Namarey Primary, Mercy Primary and Cavarella Secondary, allowing students to read and study at night; 
Student with a new solar light
  • Launched The KURA Project video: https://youtu.be/rhAXBCTxiJg - with help and support from Greater Northshire Access Television, gnat-tv.org;
  • Received a grant from the Journey Charitable Foundation for the purchase and delivery of Opportunity kits in 2017;
  • The KURA Project Mentorship Program launched in December 2016. This program facilitates workshops on FGM, HIV, hygiene, career opportunities and other life skills education
  • Spring Fundraiser- “The Spring Fling Event” held on June 8, 2016 brought over 50 women together for a day of tennis, lunch and KURA Project awareness.  $5,000 was raised for Opportunity kits
  • December Fundraiser – “An Evening for KURA” held on December 1, 2016. This event was collaboration between Vermont.house and JOY all things underthings. Over 80 women came to support KURA. Over $4000 was raised for reusable menstrual pads to go along with the 100 pairs of underwear donated by JOY.
Student from Maikona
Looking forward, our goals for 2017 are:
  • To purchase and deliver 1,200 additional AFRIpads kits
  • To purchase underwear and soap to the students who receive our pads
  • To add five students to The KURA Project Sponsorship Program, guaranteeing 16 students education through secondary school.
  • To provide a second mentorship program for our sponsored students and other area students.
  • To provide a questionnaire to students and teachers at sample schools we serve in northern Kenya. We hope to provide data to support our effectiveness and an insight on how we might serve better.
  • Lastly, Sarah Hadden will be traveling to Marsabit County, Kenya, in December to assist in the delivery of Opportunity kits, (reusable menstrual pads, underwear and soap). She will collect data on the impact of The KURA Project in the region. She will also be present at the first KURA Project mentorship program and have the opportunity to meet and spend time with KURA’s sponsored students.
  • Follow Sarah's blog to hear about her trip beginning December 27th.
Sponsored Students
Thank you for your continued support of The KURA Project. It is because of your actions that we are able to provide the resources needed for these students to continue their education and improve their communities.
 
Most sincerely,
 
Your friends at The KURA Project
Sarah in Logologo
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