So, I have a bit of news! We have come up with a name for the NGO:
Building Community Through School Building
You remember the game “Jenga”, right? Well, “Jenga” is the Swahili work for “Build”. “Jumuiya” is the Swahili word for “Community”. So, Jenga Jumuiya = Community Build – or — Building Community.
Our tagline is “Building Community Through School Building”.
I’ll come up with a logo, a dedicated site, and hopefully some marketing materials soon. We also have a tax ID number now, as a precursor to being registered as an official 501(c)3 — so your generous contributions will soon be tax deductible!
In regards to the budget, we are still short of our goal to start The Big Project (Oldonyo Sambu Primary School) — we need about $4000 to purchase the supplies, pay the contractor, etc. (Desks, chalkboard, etc. will come later.) I’m really hoping to raise these funds soon so that we can get started on the Build in the next few weeks.
With that in mind, I am again asking for your support for the project. I now also have a new way for you to donate! We have just set up an account for the project, under the name Jenga Jumuiya. You can send checks to the following address:
c/o: Matt Henneman
711 Louisiana Street, Suite 1800
Houston, TX 77002
This will go to my brother, who is serving as Treasurer for the organization. Thanks for your help with this, Matt!
You can also still use the PayPal link by clicking “Donate Now!” on the right. Whichever you prefer!
Thanks again to all of you for your support and contributions to this project!