Kiwimbi Messenger
January 12, 2017

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Opportunity through Education

You are invited to join us for an unforgettable and enriching experience - A chance to engage with Kiwimbi's friends in Kenya!

This trip is an opportunity to experience:
  • Six days of collaboration with Kiwimbi Kenya in Amagoro
  • The diversity of cultures that make up Kenya
  • Nairobi - capital and largest city in Kenya
  • Luncheon on the shore of Lake Victoria while visiting the western port city of Kisumu
  • Optional safari into the famous Maasai Mara - the gemstone of Kenya's wildlife and greatest location for wildebeest migration

Photos from our 2015 Cultural Exchange and Service Trip
More details on the Cultural Exchange and Service Trip can be found by visiting us at our website.

Introducing Kiwimbi's Newest Trustee Member

Stacy Charles is the newest member of Kiwimbi's Board of Trustees. As the founder and head of customer marketing at Reflexions Group, Stacy develops high-impact marketing campaigns for Small-to-Mid-Sized Businesses. Prior to founding Reflexions, Stacy led vertical marketing for Verizon's Digital Media Services - a technology solution for online TV and commerce. Prior to Verizon, she was the Director of Digital Marketing for DC3, a full-service agency based in Brooklyn. 
In addition to calling herself a lover of storytelling and marketing for good, Stacy is passionate about the leapfrog impact that technology can have on developing communities. She was an early member of the African Library Project, and has served as an advisor to the non-profit Share your Soles and to Shea Yeleen, a skin care brand that employs women in Benin and Ghana. Kiwimbi's mission of Opportunity Through Education and the accomplishments in Kenya strongly resonated with Stacy's love for education and development through empowerment. Her commitment to Kiwimbi will be with focus on the organization's marketing and development efforts. 
Stacy holds her MBA from Thunderbird and a dual B.A. in Art History & English Literature from Rutgers University. She loves to traveled, has visited over 30 countries including 8 countries on the African continent

Kiwimbi Welcomes New Director of Development & Publicity

Mehwish Abid joined Kiwimbi in December 2016. Her background is centered around grants writing & reporting, human, social, & civil rights, and nonprofit development. 

 Mehwish graduated CUM Laude with a BA in History and an MA in Civil Rights Studies from Rutgers University. She went on to study social and human rights at the University of Maryland and recently obtained an Advanced Diploma in Fundraising Practices and Philanthropy from New York University. 

With a strong focus on basic individual rights, Mehwish always believed that education should be readily available to all children, especially in underdeveloped regions. Mehwish hopes to empower Kenyan children to reach their highest potential by helping Kiwimbi deliver their powerful message.

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For first-hand accounts of life in rural Kenya from the children's perspectives, check out our KAP collection.  Proceeds from the sale of these books support our efforts to bring educational opportunity to the community.
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