While hearing from our NGO in Kenya, City Harvest Ministries, it was brought to my attention that the Pokot children in Asilong were not able to attend school. This was worrisome because it meant that the XO’s were not in use. We found out that Asilong Primary school ran out of food to feed the children during the school day and that the children could not be reinstated until the problem was resolved. The OLPC Kenya branch discussed possible solutions to raise the money in order to feed the children. This bump in the road occured around Thanksgiving and we couldn’t imagine the children be without food. Luckily our team member Alex raised over $200.00 in funds through his fraternity (Tau Kappa Epsilon) for the children in Pokot. Now we are happy to say that school will continue, along with the OLPC project. On another note, we have applied for the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and are in Phase II of the grant process. Please keep OLPC in your prayers as it is our goal to one day saturate all of Kenya.
If you are in the Christmas spirit or just want to help out the tribe in North Pokot, please go to: www.christmasforkenya.com
UBC Waco teamed up with area artists and local business, Common Grounds, to create a Christmas album. The album can be downloaded with an optional donation. All proceeds will go straight to building a well in Western Kenya for the Pokot Tribe.