Press Release Archive

Upendo Nursery School Takes Shape, September, 2012: Teachers and students of Upendo Nursery School were thrilled to start the last semester of the year with two classrooms complete. Building began in August and the second class went up in just three weeks, meaning it was ready to receive its students on opening day! Click here to view the latest video clip and see how things have changed at Upendo.

Upendo Opens First Classroom for Lessons, June, 2012:
This week about 30 excited students and their local teachers had their first lesson in the newly completed classroom of what will be the three classroom Upendo Nursery School in Kenya's rural Sabaki village. Read more.

Funds Raised in Ottawa, Canada Raising Classrooms in a Kenyan Village, March, 2012: Upendo Nursery School in Sabaki Village in Kenya is another step closer to reality. Elimu raised enough to continue work on the building project. They are moving ahead one classroom at a time. Read more.

September, 2011 -- Sewing Graduate Takes Charge of Her Life in Rural Kenya: Mary Kombe’s village of Chakama has no electricity, nor running water. The nearest river is 10 km away. Mary is not yet 20, but thanks to her sewing skills, she is already an independent, income earner making her own choices in life. Read more

September, 2011 -- Groundbreaking News: 
Nursery School Breaks Ground In Rural Kenya with help of Ottawa-Based Partners. Read more.



Newsletter Archive

Fall 2012 Newsletter: School strike, health issues and holiday activities incur added budget challenges at Nyumbani Kwetu while Upendo Nursery School gears up to build classroom 3 and Heri sewing college confirms new sponsorships for 2013.Read more.

Winter 2012 Newsletter:
By end of 2011, Elimu had welcomed new volunteers to Kenya, added to our Nyumbani Kwetu family, and completed Phase I at Upendo Nursery. Read more.

Fall 2011 Newsletter:
After a whirlwind of activity in Ottawa this summer, Elimu founder Nina Chung is back in Kenya ready to break ground for the Upendo nursery school project. Read more.

Spring 2011 Newsletter:
After her latest trip to Kenya, Elimu founder, Nina Chung, was back in Ottawa this May to further the process of their charitable tax status in Canada. Elimu received its paperwork this Spring, officially recognizing it as a not-for-profit corporation. Read more.


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