TEACHING-EMPOWERING-MENTORING-BUILDING OPPORTUNITY Mission: to partner with individuals and communities in Western Kenya to support entrepreneurial activities, education and health through training programmes, scholarships, water and sanitation projects

Sunday, August 21, 2016

LEAP grant from Better World Books

Sharing an overview of this project. This was created from a Powerpoint to share here, so slides with text move too fast!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What's coming?

Virtues Project Global Mentorship in Kenya, February 2017

For updated and on-going information checkout our Google site https://sites.google.com/site/virtuesforkenya/

Our international speaker and team leader Dara Feldman has booked her ticket. Take a look at how you can participate, visit a Virtues school and a community, invite an Kenyan student to dinner. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Honour award

Tembo-Kenya is proud to announce that the founders and directors of Tembo-Kenya, Patricia and Rod Crossley, have been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Government of Canada for their work in Kenya. . Created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Meritorious Service Decorations recognize Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honour to our country. The Meritorious Service Decorations are an important part of the Canadian Honours System and highlight remarkable achievements that are accomplished over a limited period of time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Integrity conference

Conference on Integrity through Virtues is planned for Feb 21, 22 2017, targeting teachers, parents, business and community leaders. With an international speaker. Stay tuned as we look for funding.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Global Mentorship for Virtues Project

Virtues Project Global Mentorship is slated for February 23-26 2017 in Kakamega, Kenya. Bookmark this site which will soon be live for updated and on-going information: https://sites.google.com/site/virtuesforkenya

Friday, March 11, 2016

Virtues training

Sixty more students were trained in Virtues at Masinde Muliro University. Head teachers and principals attended an introduction to Virtues, encouraging them to seek training for their schools.

Last sanitation project

The sanitation projects funded by Rotary International and by private donations closed this week with the handover of the boys' toilet in Ebukoolo. The boys were wonderful to work with as we explained the structure and use of the composting toilets and very appreciative of having more than one 'hole' and an old brick wall.

We then visited two other schools requesting toilets. Eshibembe has nearly one thousand students and their pit latrines are almost full (and smell to high heaven!)

Emwatsi has half the number of students but so few latrines (all without doors) that boys and girls have to share. The Head Teacher is afraid of closure by Public Health. The metal structure you see is the boys' urinal. 

Both schools would require more doors than in the normal blocks we install.