5 results for tag: education


Wheels to Meals

Wheels To Meals 1st Annual Ride Join us on September 22 for a gorgeous Fall evening ride in support of Chikumbuso's School feeding program What: 15 or 25 mile ride followed by DINNER Dinner starts at 7:30 hosted by Wheeler Library. Come learn more about how lives are being changed at Chikumbuso When: September 22 @4:30 p.m. Where: Wheeler Library, Main St. North Stonington How Much: $15 Reservation Here and $150 at the event  (feeds one family for three months) To start raising funds amongst your friends and family use this LINK

Chikumbuso’s Pele-TON is a Winner!

  Chikumbuso Gives Back! Part of Chikumbuso's Mission statement is to Remember to do for others... and that is what we did with a fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief. 32 People rode and 52 attended the dinner at North Stonington's WheelerLibrary. Q and A Part of our evening was spent interviewing Dave Neiswander the President of WBR. He shared with us the importance of bikes in the lives of students in Africa and why in particular a focus on girls. There was ashort WBR video of the great work being done in Western Kenya. Aaron, our Chikumbuso student, also ...

Changing Lives Through Sponsorship

And now, God, do it again bring rains to our drought-stricken lives So those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.   (Psalm 126)   Sponsorship at Chikumbuso continues to be an integral part of our program. And each time I interview students I am reminded of how much these students need us. When I see our kids out in the courtyard of the school having lunch or playing with others I wish that I could know each one by name, hear their story, and share their pain but I will never be able to do that. What I ...

Post Mardi Gras

This Lenten season let us remember those who struggle. This year Chikumbuso celebrates 10 years of being in Ng’ombe working hard to help others find their way in the world. The road is not easy for these children. They are asked to break with the past and move on into a future that is coming at them fast and furiously. Their lives have been bound by poverty and poverty does not want to let them go. Despite the blessing of a free education several of our children, especially the girls, have chosen to drop out of school as they hit puberty. The cultural pressures to marry and have children are strong. Although we have many that stay in school we ...

International Day of the Girl

Tilape is one of our girls participating in our Gap Year Program. We invited 16 high school graduates to join us for a program designed in three parts to take them through some basic life skills, including some discussion about HIV/AIDS, communication and finding your motivation. Next they'll be learning more about employment and basic finances. When Chikumbuso began ten years ago, the children and women had nothing. No skills, food, or education. Dreams of a better life seemed very far away. Our students barely could think beyond coming to school for the free lunch and the excitement of being in a classroom. Now Tilape has dreams. She wants ...