With friends like you, we have been able to accomplish so much over the past four years!
As you know, we are partnering with Tumaini Children’s Home in Nyeri, Kenya to build a trade school, a strategic response to high unemployment in Kenya. Once open, the four-story, 29,000 square foot Vocational Training Center will certify young men and women in trades such as plumbing, masonry, culinary arts, and tailoring.
As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect on how much we have accomplished together this year:
* External wall construction completed
* Window casements, door casements, and staircase banisters installed
* Funds raised to plumb building on Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019)
* Computer Lab expansion yields ICT contract with local primary school
* Agribusiness Training track launch, thanks to generous friends
Work in Progress
* Phase 8: plumbing, electrical conduiting, internal plastering
* Hairdressing & Barber Skills Training moves to new facility
Brand New in 2020
Life Skills Training & Character Development
Because the youth population we serve grow up in orphanages, we find it critical to address foundational issues as the basis for a flourishing adult life. Local mentors will lead on-site sessions. More on this new initiative in the new year.
End of Year Campaign: Electricity
Between now and the end of 2019, our goal is to raise $11,500 to add electrical conduiting to the entire 29,000 square foot Vocational Training Center building.
Thank you to all those who have already given towards this final campaign in 2019!
Your donation reaches far beyond brick and mortar construction!
You help us foster dignity by preparing a young person to earn a self-sustaining, living wage through trades certification earned at the VTC.
Learn For Life Kenya is committed to combining goodwill with contextually relevant solutions, strengthened by sound economics and grounded in the recognition that all humanity has dignity as formed in our Creator’s image.
Our goal: $11,500
Helpful Year-End Giving Tips
Only gifts made by December 31st can help reduce the amount of taxes you owe in April, so you’ll need to move swiftly! Please keep the following in mind and consult your tax adviser for specific details:
> Gifts made by check must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2019.
> Credit card gifts can be made online on or before 11:59 p.m. (EST) on December 31, 2019. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express debit/credit cards.
Your end-of-year donation reaches far beyond brick and mortar construction at the VTC. Your gift enables us to foster dignity by preparing a young person to earn a self-sustaining, living wage.
You are the Reason for our Success!
Because of you, we are quickly approaching $243,000 in contributions to the VTC construction project and $16,000 to social enterprises and skills training.
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!
Board of Directors
Learn For Life Kenya