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END OF 2009
HARAMBEE USA FOUNDATION MAKES ITS SECOND GRANT OF $40,000

The grant is awarded to Cameroon’s Sorawell Center for Professional Education of Women to provide theoretical and hands-on education in hospitality careers so that women could enter the labor market more competitively and help end the vicious cycle of poverty in and around Yaoundé.

Harambee Second Grant

SUMMER 2009
ROSEDALE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM ADOPTS HARAMBEE AS THE THEME OF ITS SUMMER PROGRAM
Location: Bronx, NY

This program gave girls between 9 and 13 learning and service opportunities related to Africa. With 10 activity periods for map-making, invited guests, lessons on African arts and crafts, music, fashion and dance, the Bronx students learned plenty about Africa. They also discovered the meaning of “All together for One” by joining in the drive to raise money for girls their age in Africa.

Harambee Camp

APRIL 27, 2009
HARAMBEE USA HOSTS “A NIGHT OF JAZZ”
Location: New York, NY
Net amount raised: $10,000

Master of Ceremonies: Kwesi Blair
Speech by Kevin Kambo, Graduate of Strathmore University, the first inter-racial, inter-tribal university in Nairobi, Kenya (read his speech here).

Concert featuring:
Chris Gillespie, Piano
Dmitri Kolesnik, Bass
Keith Loftis, Saxophone

Harambee Event

END OF 2008
HARAMBEE USA FOUNDATION ISSUES ITS FIRST GRANT OF $25,000

The grant helped fund Kenya’s Teacher Enhancement Program, a pilot series of training courses for 135 primary school teachers. The program restored a sense of identity to Kenyan educators as contributors to the moral fiber of their nation. The attitudinal change in the teachers made a major, measurable difference in the lives of 4,050 children.

Kenya School

MAY 21, 2008
HARAMBEE USA HOSTS “TO AFRICA WITH A DREAM”
Evening of Conversation and Reception with Olga Marlin, Author
Location: New York, NY
Net amount raised: $1,000

Olga Marlin, a native New Yorker who has spent the past 48 years in Nairobi, Kenya and is author of To Africa with a Dream, spoke of the many milestones in education and development that she has witnessed during her lifetime in Africa. Ms. Marlin was principal of Kianda College for Women for nearly 20 years. In addition, she is a member of the Governing Council of Strathmore University, the first inter-racial, inter-tribal university in Nairobi, Kenya.

Guests heard moving stories about the adults in the poverty-stricken northern town of Turkana dedicated to making a better life for their children and their children’s children. In addition, participants saw slides depicting Turkana’s fledging primary school, and its environs. The needs of the region – from drinking water to houses, school buildings and basic sanitation – are immense. In Olga’s words: “When I first came to Africa, I came with a dream, which has turned into a magnificent reality… the Harambee initiative from 2002 pulled together multiple racial groups of Africans, Europeans, and Asians to work together for the first time for the benefit of their country.”

The event attracted many young people who showed interest in supporting Harambee’s vision and programs in the future.

Harambee Event

OCTOBER 25, 2007
Harambee USA Foundation is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, making it eligible to receive tax-exempt contributions and issue grants.

OCTOBER 18, 2007
OVER 100 GUESTS GATHER AT A COCKTAIL RECEPTION TO INTRODUCE HARAMBEE
Location: Embassy of Kenya – Washington, DC
Net amount raised: $19,000

His Excellency Peter Ogego, Ambassador of Kenya and his wife gave their personal welcome
Master of Ceremonies: Patrick Njoroge, Deputy Division Chief of Finance in the International Monetary Fund

Special guests:
Linda Corbi, Harambee Africa International Program Coordinator
Ngozi Agbim, Program Coordinator for Harambee USA Foundation

Embassy Event

AUGUST 15, 2007
Harambee USA Foundation files its application for recognition of tax exemption with the Internal Revenue Services.

MAY 25, 2007
Harambee USA Foundation incorporates in New York State for non-profit purposes.

SUMMER, 2006
DINNER PARTY
Location: Miami, FL

A high school student who read Olga Marlin’s To Africa with a Dream and saw a Harambee Video spoke with aplomb to her parents and their friends. Both couples and the girl raised money for Harambee as a result.

SUMMER 2006
PACIFIC COAST LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ADOPTS HARAMBEE AS THE THEME FOR ITS SUMMER CAMPS IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
Locations: San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA

Camp Counselors spoke to the campers about Harambee. Each cabin was named after an African country and the campers learned about their chosen country. The camp “theme song” included words about Harambee and the last day celebration included the theme song and a dance for their parents. Girls collected $125.00 proving they can become future Harambee promoters and supporters or possibly even work-campers in Africa some day.

MAY 15, 2006
CELEBRATION AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION TO BENEFIT AFRICA
Location: Dahesh Museum of Art – New York, NY
Net amount raised: $34,000

Master of Ceremonies: Kwesi Blair

Special guests:
Linda Corbi, Harambee Africa International Programs Coordinator
Susan Kinyua, Kimlea School, Kenya

Reception to Benefit Africa