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Elimu – Changing the Future through Education & Entrepreneurship

ELIMU MEANS EDUCATION IN SWAHILI

Nina Chung, founder of Elimu visited St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. She spoke about some of the wonderful things that her charity is doing for the people of Kenya. Her efforts are incredible, the results are amazing! It started with helping youth with vocational training and led to finding her own vocation in Kenya.  Today Canadian, Nina Chung, and a passionate team of Kenyans are changing the future through education and entrepreneurship.

In 2004, she left behind a successful marketing consulting business in Ottawa to embark on a two-year volunteer posting at a vocational training facility in Kenya. She soon began assisting children with education. In 2011, she established the charity, Elimu (which means education in Swahili) to make her projects sustainable. She’s still hands-on in Kenya and recently opened the first digital education resource centre in Malindi.

Over 14 years, Elimu has helped 50 girls avoid early marriages while gaining independence through starting their own sewing businesses and has kept more than 200 kids from dropping out of school.

Elimu Resource Centre provides a learning space and educational resources for over 300 students per day during school holidays and delivers a digital reading program to hundreds of children in their classrooms who have never even touched a paper textbook.

By mentoring and through educational support, Elimu provides alternatives and role models to assist children, youth and their parents in finding hope for the future and the skills and resources they need to achieve their goals (and dreams).

Elimu at a Glance:

2005 — Two children start kindergarten.

2006 —First Elimu sewing graduates receive their sewing machines.

2008 -“Nyumbani Kwetu” Home begins providing foster care for 15 abandoned Children.

2013 —Building of Upendo School is completed in collaboration with Sabaki Village.

2014 —Stay in School Project is launched keeping 17 children from dropping out of school.

2016 —Elimu opens the first-ever digital education centre in Malindi.

2018 – Elimu Resource Centre moves to a four-storey building officially opened by the Canadian High Commissioner.

Bottom middle picture: Elimu founder, Nina (left) smiling for the camera.

We invite you to join the effort and be part of the journey to improve the future for Kenyans through education and entrepreneurship.

For details on our projects and how you can contribute visit us at: www.eIimu.ca

Elimu is the official trade name of Elimu Development Projects, a registered Canadian charity. BN828374314

(The content for this post was supplied by Elimu)

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