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East African Center E-Newsletter
Feb. 2009

Greetings!

Thank you all for your support and generosity in 2008. It truly was a fantastic year for our organization!

Together we accomplished so much! Including:

- 396 children treated at our clinic

- 2,924 people visited by our Community Health Workers

- 148 women received pre-natal services at our clinic

- 291 women received post-natal services at our clinic

- 658 students (9-14 years) received HIV/AIDS education

- 248 children immunized

- More than 2,000 children received growth monitoring!

- 189 students received a top-quality education at our Vutakaka Junior School (kindergarten through 4th grade)

- 13 adults completed our year-long business skills course

- More than 400 children received free after-school tutoring

I can honestly say we couldn't have done it without all of you! Together we are making a real difference!

In this issue
  • Become an EAC Partner
  • The 2009 School Year is Underway!
  • Spring Event
  • The EAC has a new office in Seattle!
  • Christmas Bazaar a success!
  • Goodbye and Best Wishes Theresa Wilson!
  • Vutakaka School Blog

  • The 2009 School Year is Underway!
    School girls

    Classes have begun at Vutakaka for 2009. All of the children are happy to be back after their December break and eager to start in their new classrooms.

    Sponsorships are still needed for many students. The cost of sponsorship this year is $285 or $23.75 per a month. Please visit our website or call us at 425- 681-2459 for more details!


    Spring Event
    Coyaba Dance Theater

    We have formed a planning committee for this year's Spring Event in Seattle. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. If you have any interest in helping, planning or organizing such an affair please contact enierman@eastafricancenter.org! The committee's first meeting will be February 12th at 6:30pm.


    The EAC has a new office in Seattle!

    That's right, the EAC now has fantastic office space in the University District. We are directly next door to the alley entrance of the U-Bookstore in a small grey house. The office is loaded with EAC sewing items and 5 work spaces for our volunteers. Swing by if you're in the area! (technically, the address is 4336 University Way, NE. Seattle WA 98145 - but remember, we're in the alley). Our phone number is 206-353-4768.


    Christmas Bazaar a success!

    Thank you to all the new and familiar faces who visited our Seattle office and purchased sewing items at our Christmas Bazaar in December. Your support, generosity, and cheer were all greatly appreciated.


    Goodbye and Best Wishes Theresa Wilson!

    The EAC would like to give thanks to former Board President Theresa Wilson for her 4 years of service. Her selflessness and hard work have been truly appreciated.

    Our new president will be announced following our annual Board Meeting this February!


    Vutakaka School Blog

    Don't forget to check out our new blog at http ://www.eastafricancenter.blogspot.com/.


    Become an EAC Partner

    Consider making a monthly gift to the EAC. Gifts of any size are welcome. Your donations go so far in Kenya. Just $20.00 a month provides hot cereal to all of our nursery students, $50.00 a month buys materials for our sewing students, and $100.00 a month buys books and school supplies for Vutakaka.

    We do all we can to keep our costs low, and we stretch your donations as far as we can. But even with such low costs, we need your help to keep our doors open and our programming going. Please consider becoming a regular monthly donor of the EAC so we can continue to offer all our great programs to the people we serve. Your gift will make you a partner in providing education and resources that hundreds of children, women and men can use to improve their own lives.

    It's simple to sign up, just click the Network for Good link above, or click here, and indicate you would like your donation to occur on a monthly basis.

    Thank you.
    Suzanne Jeneby
    Executive Director

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    What We Do

    Our Approach to Empowerment

    Women's Education

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