Hope you are enjoying the summer here in the US. The girls of Rukmini Foundation are busy with school exams as well as taking part in Health Camp 2013. They received basic health check-ups, were able to discuss any health issues with a doctor, and also learned about important personal health matters.
We have a lot of wonderful people working to help fulfill our vision of empowering girls through education, and we would like to feature one of them today. As a member of the board, Linda Githiora-Olweny brings drive, determination, and a diverse set of skills to the foundation. She shares her story of how she became a part of our Rukmini Foundation family.
If July hasn’t been warm enough for you, we know this update post from our Didi, Surabhi will definitely warm your heart. Our sister organization Lit Club Nepal organized another session where the girls shared what is most important to them in the form of heart maps. Read Surabhi’s post.
In Part 2 of our Board Member, Linda’s blog post, she talks about the issue of child labor, which is a big issue in Kenya as it is in Nepal, and how her mother’s charitable works began to shape her thinking and her goals for the future. We thank you Linda for sharing your insights and your personal story.
|Summer is usually a time to get away and a time to relax, however, the volunteers of Rukmini Foundation have given up a part of their summer break to volunteer to support our girls in Nepal. We would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who are giving up their free time in order to give Rukmini Scholars a chance to fulfill their dreams. We would also like to thank Thomas Jamison, Chief Cone, of DreamCream Ice Cream for giving us this wonderful fundraising and awareness raising opportunity.Some pictures of our cool summer fundraising efforts|
This week in Nepal, we celebrated Guru Purnima, which is kind of like Teacher’s Day, except with more ceremony. Guru is the Sanskrit word for teacher, and this tradition of honoring teachers goes back many centuries. We would not be able to empower young minds through education without the hard work of these teachers
|Since July was a great success in terms of getting volunteers and engaging a new audience, we are extending our cool summer by scooping ice cream all August long.We will have a new flavor for the month, which we will unveil on August 1 via Facebook and Twitter.|