The US Nyumbani Board (COGRF) met this weekend for their annual all-day retreat. With 17 participants the discussions were wide ranging and goal-directed. Led by Charles DeSantis, we were able to stay on topic. Standouts were tertiary education, planning for the 25th anniversary gala, and the Village earth dams (cisterns).
This month, Nyumbani Village was the beneficiary of generous donations from two local secondary schools. Mumbuni Girl’s and Boy’s Secondary Schools, located in neighboring Machakos County, donated over 80,000 ksh (approximately $800) of food and clothing to the children and grandparents of Nyumbani Village. The students and teachers arrived in 4 buses for their visit to the […]
More than 60 friends and supporters attended the Nyumbani 25th Anniversary Kick-Off celebration at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Arlington, Virginia, on March 10th. Among those in attendance were Townsend “Van” Van Fleet and Jim Desmond, two of the longest-serving Board members, as well as many current Board members, and their invited guests. This was […]
Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson announced the launch of a new office in Nairobi, Kenya. Although J&J has been active in Kenya for many years, the new office will bring together multiple teams within J&J to deliver an integrated approach to improving health outcomes in the East Africa region. With that in mind, Vittorio Sereni, Country Manager […]