EIP Africa’s Awareness Event in Victoria BC was a Heartwarming Success!
Education Is Power Africa is at an exciting yet challenging time as after over 8 years of supporting East African youth to school, the organization has grown to a size that cannot be sustained without bringing on new volunteers and supporters who can help carry our vision forward. Last night’s event at Fort Tectoria was a success, filling Tectoria’s Shaw Conference Room with an encouraging turn out. Kenyan guest speaker, Ken Kamero captivated the room as he told his remarkable story of how he struggled to pay fees to attend primary school up to now where he has graduated from Kenya’s Moi University — and used his education to establish an environmental NGO across Kenya. Ken is an alumnus student of EIP Africa and is a very strong advocate for EIP’s motto to “empower one who can empower others”. EIP Africa’s president and co-founder, Dave Cuddy, joined Ken in leading a talk about EIP’s 102 supported Kenyan and Tanzanian student’s, and more about how the organization achieves its mission to “improve access to education that unlocks the potential in African youth, while connecting people internationally to foster responsible citizenship”. David is a recent graduate from Royal Roads University’s Master of Global Management program where he based many school assignments around improving EIP’s sustainability.
We would like to thank our event sponsors for enabling the event to be a success. Thanks to Royal Roads University for using its resources to provide us with venue space at Fort Tectoria. Thanks to VIATEC and Ground Control Cafe at Fort Tectoria (777 Fort St.) for providing coffee and logistical support to use the wonderful community space they have to offer. Thanks o Better Print Victoria (1-775 Lampson St.) for donating our roll up banner! A special thanks to Niagara Market (579 Niagara St.) who supplied refreshments and tea, not to mention an unexpected home cooked curry dinner for Ken and Dave, who were famished and out of time during their organizing efforts! We are very grateful for all the support.
Of course, we can’t forget a very special thanks to all those who were able to show up and support EIP Africa at the event. We hope you can help spread the word further.
To move forward with the organization, new volunteer positions have been designed in which EIP is currently recruiting for. Additionally, the organization is looking for board members who have relevant experience to co-create a new strategic plan. Currently, EIP is most interested in recruiting members near to Victoria BC, where this grassroots organization is based in Canada. However, we are always open to offers of help wherever they may be from. Please get in touch to share your input or to attend our upcoming volunteer meeting in early to mid December.
For more information on our new volunteer positions and request for new board members please visit: http://educationispower.org/volunteer-positions/
For more information on Ken Kamero’s environmental NGO please visit: http://missenvironmentkenya.org/