The KURA Project Update 2017

The KURA Project Update 2017
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Seasons Greetings!

As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the impact of The KURA Project over the past twelve months, report on the success of our three programs, and thank all of you who continue to make these educational opportunities possible.

Students at Loiyangalani Primary School
2017 Accomplishments:
  • Purchased and delivered 1,200 Opportunity Kits (containing reusable menstrual pads, underwear, and soap) to seven primary schools bringing our reach to 32 schools and 5,400 total Opportunity Kits in five years
  • One of our most heartfelt deliveries went to Lkuroto Integrated School where deaf students sang their appreciation in sign language
Students sing "thank you" in sign language at Lkuroto Integrated School
  • Awarded secondary school sponsorships to 31 students with the first four KURA sponsored students successfully completing their education
Gumatho thanking Joy for the donation
  • Delivered 100 pairs of Wacoal underwear for KURA's Opportunity Kits thanks to a generous donation from Joy All Things Underthings
  • KURA received a second grant from the Journey Charitable Foundation for our Mentorship Program in 2018
  • We held our second annual “Spring Fling Event” on June 6, 2017. This event brought over 80 women together for a day of tennis, lunch and KURA Project awareness and raised $7,000
We had a beautiful day for our Spring Fling!
This past year, Sarah expanded her speaking engagements to include:
  • Green Mountain Girls
  • Burr and Burton Academy National Honor Society
  • Burr and Burton Academy Global Initiative Club
  • Long Trail School
  • Maple Street School
  • And was honored at Eileen Fisher's Fall Event "What does power mean to you?"  
KURA Project was also the subject of a feature article in The Bennington Banner and the Philadelphia Tribune. Click here to read the article.
Linet is a new KURA sponsored student
Last year, our Mentorship Program conducted a two-day workshop on health related issues pertaining to the region. We contracted with 3 professional mentors from Kenya to work with over 50 students, both male and female.

Looking forward, o
ur goals for 2018 are:
  • To purchase and deliver 1,800 additional Opportunity Kits
  • To add ten new students to The KURA Project Educational Sponsorship Program
  • To provide a third Mentorship Program increasing our student enrollment from 50 to 100 participants

Once again, Sarah Hadden will be traveling to Marsabit County, Kenya, in December to assist in the delivery of Opportunity Kits. She will collect data on the impact of The KURA Project in the region. She will also be present at the second 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 26th
KURA Project Opportunity Kit (puppy not included)
Looking for a special gift this holiday season? Consider purchasing a KURA gift card in honor of someone who values education. This $25 will purchase an Opportunity Kit that will last a girl a year or more.

Click here to donate and download the gift card.

Keep an eye on our social media pages and share your thoughts as we continue our journey to give the opportunity of an education to as many students in northern Kenya as possible.
With thanks and gratitude,
Your friends at The KURA Project
Sarah with children in Kenya
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