Making it Official
“In the beginning, everything was managed and funded personally by our founder, but we knew that in order to make our projects sustainable and ensure the support of our kids through their educational needs, we had to establish an official charity and work under the proper guidelines and regulations of the countries in which we operate.” George Brown, Chairperson, Elimu
October, 2012 – Elimu receives its official Certificate of Compliance from the Kenyan government's Registrar of Companies as a branch office of a Canadian-based charitable organization.
March, 2012 – Elimu is officially registered as a Canadian charitable organization and begins offering tax deductible receipts to donors.
January, 2011 – Elimu receives official registration as a Canadian not-for-profit organization.
October, 2010 – Elimu board of directors is established.