Elimu is a Canadian charitable organization whose name means education in Swahili. It began with a small gesture—paying school fees for two boys to be able to go to kindergarten. Founder, Nina Chung, initially covered project expenses from her personal finances to keep fifteen children and their grandmother from homelessness and to make sure the kids stayed in school. Twelve years later, Nina is still hands on in Kenya. She has invested startup capital at various junctures and continues to cover the charity’s administrative costs in Canada so that all donor dollars go directly into projects.
To learn more about Elimu projects and to donate, visit Elimu.ca
On Thursday September 13, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, join us for a casual after work gathering to raise funds for their education programs.
Where: 268 Ridley Blvd. Toronto, ON M5M 4N3 ( At Avenue Road and Highway 401).
Meet like minded people, contiribute to enhancing access to education in Africa. Enjoy Kenyan refreshments and swahili music by The Van Rosi Duo.
Meet Nina Chung, founder of Elimu as she walks you through her journey from taking two boys to kindergarten in 2005 to establishing a sewing project for vulnerable girls to buiding a school for 100 pupils and finally creating the first digital education resource centre in Malindi, Kenya.