In IlBissil – Kajiado Kenya
In 2010, Myles of Great Hopes donated a 10,000 water tank to IlBissil Township primary School. Our goal still remains to be able to sink a borehole for the school and share with their community under their own administration. This is a region that doesn’t receive much rain.
For that reason, we will be having a 2 kilometer walk at this school so in the efforts of raising funds to go towards this project. This will be a school and its community acknowledging the need for water and taking action. Please come join us on February 22nd at Il Bissil Township Primary school, Kajiado. We have invited local leaders and clergy.
It is important to note that The Global Outreach team at the - Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh North Carolina sponsored our initial step of doing the survey which was done under the Kenya Water Resource Management Authority (WRMA) by Nyika Associates.
According to Sally Poland of Sacred Cathedral and I paraphrase, she says their happiness and goal is to see this wonderful community drink clean and uncontaminated water. We are very excited as an organization in joining hands with this wonderful community.
We are envisioning this water not only for drinking but also as a machine to empower people through gainful economical. This walk will be a fundraiser, meanings that each one is being encouraged to bring as much money as he/she can comfortably give for this noble cause.
The final raised amount will be announced and the school will hold the money in their account until the targeted amount has been raised. According to the survey report, our target amount is Kshs. 1,800,600. We will be looking at more technological ways of filtering and purifying this water in making sure the water borne diseases etc have been fought.
Isaac Kuria will be honored to joining hands with the team on the ground on this special day. He is specifically asking any Diaspora Kenyans who will be in the country and able to travel the two hours from Nairobi to come and support this good cause and volunteer as needed. He is also seeking free transport from Nairobi if there could be a van or two as this could enable people to save and donate for this cause. He is encouraging everyone to come and experience it together. “We want to have fun while doing this awesome walk”, he says. He is also very thankful for the Kenya Embassy in Washington DC for creating the Diaspora Conference since Kenyans around the United States are feeling as part of the solutions back home while local companies are informing us of great opportunities. Our message to the community is simple just as Margaret Meade said that never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Below is a sketch of the site and the surrounding community.
Myles of Great Hopes (MoGH) Heritage & Culture Program brings you its Inaugural “Proud of My Culture & Talent event". We plan on entertaining you, your families and friends while we together support educational program for boys and girls in rural Kenya. Event address and details are 5:30 pm Saturday March 29th at the Halle Cultural Art Center of Apex Address 237 N. Salem St. Refreshments will be served, event to start immediately at 6:30pm and end at 10pm.
We are asking of those talented in music, reciting poem, coral verse, skits, drama, etc to reach us on our contact. Email your clip or interest to email@example.com Limited spots will be available. More details to follow regarding Ticketing.
Thank you, MoGH Team!!
I am a son, brother, uncle, husband, dad, loving, compassionate, respectful, and responsible community people person. That is not all about me, but this is not about me or my family, it's about that other child, that other family, that other community in need. It's actually about how you and I can be of service to them. It is fun and satisfying, try by joining our team!!
Is the art and science of what we as an organization envision how the society should look like. MoGH believes in learning about the challenges facing the poor communities and finding ways on how to resolve these challenges while remaining true to the mission and vision.
We develop realistic plans to our projects; strategize on support systems to enhance community confidence and bring hope in sensible, measurable goals and metrics which we use to monitor achievements over time.
Our culture is our shared values as volunteers to the organization. We cultivate the culture that improves us as a team and as individuals, drives excellent products and services for the communities we support. These are our bottom line understandings and perspectives that unite us all and move the organization forward. Our principles help us prioritize and determine on how to get the work done by fostering a collective behavior or the best candidate for the task. Our belief supports the mission and vision and by default enhances the commitment by our dedicated volunteers and members.
Our members and volunteers commit financially, emotionally and physically and their efforts continue to make a difference in our communities. Our positive culture embarks on our core values and ensures the strength of purpose in achieving required goals through productivity and retention.
Myles of Great Hopes is named after our lovely first born son. It was the best thing ever to just teach him and remind him every day that there is a child his age, older or younger who misses out on basic human needs like clean drinking water.
The inspiration to start the organization was my own story. Born in a big nuclear family of ten, I saw our mom manage business but unselfishly give to the needy at our local village/community. Our dad died in 1982 but our mum held us together and observed Christian values and teachings with calm faith and hope.
My parents had invested on a posho mill for gridding maize into flour and our mum used to give some families free flour to cook Ugali for their families. Ugali is a staple food in Kenya. We also had several dairy cows and the milk that we got in the evening was distributed to families for their children to consume.
It was from what I saw my mother do to make a difference in these few households and the smiles that she brought to their faces that I started learning about; sharing, helping your neighbor, sustaining hopes and empowering someone.
Sadly, we lost our mom in 1998 but her spirit still lives with us and for her, the acts of giving back and helping lives on!! To practice and remain true to these values, Myles of Great Hopes became the best vessel to making the world a better place for these people. It's nothing like it, come join team MoGH and probably you hold the key to the next needy family drinking that clean water.
I still have painful memories of classmates and friends who could not afford to graduate from school because they lacked tuition, money to purchase books and uniforms. A good number did not have running water or a well and would travel many kilometers to fetch drinking water from the nearest river. We provide water wells or drill boreholes for such communities and educate the people on other beneficial ways of utilizing the same water-- e.g. start a chicken coup, irrigation for tomatoes, cabbages, and onions; train them on how to market their surplus and start other businesses from the capital gains and through that, we will be empowering and using the resources wisely.
We cannot do all this alone, partnering is very essential! We challenge you to come join us and together we will succeed. Since we started the organization in 2009, we have been able to dramatically improve the lives of more than 1600 individuals and counting! You definitely have something special to share, to tell us, to contribute as we all make some powerful blessing on these communities.