Kenya ACORN August Report

Kenya ACORN August Report

Better part of the months was spent on identifying organizations and institutions that would be stake holders in the Korogocho education day which is scheduled to take place on 6th October 2011.That day has been marked to climax series of events  and activities on education campaign. We still look forward to be with the Director of city education, District Education officer and the Municipal Education officer, the area Chief as part of the guests to grace the day.

However other activities on membership recruitment, leadership building and dues collection has been going on concurrently.

Membership recruitment.

Forty new members joined the organization in the last one month, – a good number having been recruited from the other villages of Korogocho.

VILLAGE NEW MEMBERS

Highridge 14
Ksumu ndogo 10
Korogocho A 7
Korogocho B 4
Grogon A 5
Total 40

Dues collection

VILLAGE NO.OF MEMBERS TOTAL IN KSHS

Kisumu Ndogo 95 1900
Highridge 105 2100
Other villages 40 800
TOTAL 250 4,800

MEETINGS

EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETINGS

This is a special task force composed of leaders drawn from the village and other stake holders working on education issues. We meet on every Mondays at 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

DATE ACTIVITY VENUE ATTENDANCE
01/08/2011
  • Mapping of the groups to be invited.
  • Further tasking
ACORN offices

Kariobangi

12
08/08/2011
  • Confirmation of invitation letter
  • Further tasking
ACORN offices

Kariobangi

10
15/08/2011
  • Reports from the committee members
  • Further tasking
ACORN offices

Kariobangi

14
22/08/2011
  • Reports from the committee members
  • Further tasking
ACORN offices

Kariobangi

13
29/08/2011
  • Reports from the committee members
  • Further tasking
ACORN offices

Kariobangi

14

Briefs on the education campaign

We meet with Father John of korogocho and agreed to give us the venue. Hence it is now confirmed that this event will take place at St. Johns Compound and we feel that this is a great step towards our organizing for this day. There is a very good arena and security here is tight for all those who will attend the event unlike in the open ground at the Chiefs camp.

So far all the invitation letters of the organizations working in Korogocho, and other from  outside but working in areas of Education  have been given dispersed, and starting  next week we will start doing the follow-up with the  with them to know their position in regards to this great event. Others also who have been given the letters includes the Banks, Institutions of education, and companies like Safaricom Kenya. Orange Kenya, Airtel Kenya, Brookside dairies just to mention a few.

We are also compiling the contact list of all old students from Korogocho- people who have become successful in their lives from the area, and can be role model to the community.  We believe they have a greater role they can play in bringing Change to the education status in Korogocho.


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