PEACE CORP VOLUNTEER
Nomad just started the process of applying for a Peace Corp volunteer to live at Gail's House. If all goes well, we'll have someone joining Cody either this August or December 2013 when they conduct placement positions. Tilapia, get ready!
SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS AND CELL PHONES
A huge thank you to the Seattle Women's Chorus, and Claire Mouflard and Lisa Parker, for collecting 38 cell phones for our students in Kenya. The phones were given to university student Benjamin Musango. He was able to sell the phones in Nairobi and pay his remaining tuition for the 2013 school year. Amazing what a used cell phone can do!
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS!
Thank you all who came by First Friday and purchased everyone of our baskets and items from Kenya. Also a huge thank you to the Olive Bridge Fund, the Raskob Foundation, our friend in Sisters, OR, the WHH Foundation and AMREF in Kenya for your support. Let's start fish farming!
FIRST FRIDAY IN BEND - MARCH 1ST
First Friday In Bend! Stop by for a little vino, lemon drops, apps and check out all our handcrafted items brought back from Kenya in Dec. of 2012. All proceeds will go towards the care of our orphans living at Gail's House in Kibwezi, Kenya.
INTRODUCING CODY HARROLD
In a perfect world, Cody will be overseeing our fish farming pilot project in Kibwezi, Kenya in May of 2013. Cody will live at Gail's House and oversee all aspects of both produce and Tilapia farming. Nomad is lucky to have Cody on board!
FISH FARMING 2013
Nomad's next project includes building a pilot project for fish farming on our land. We have the water, the solar energy, the security and the Kenyan government will supply the workers to dig the pond. We now need a liner and then the fish stock, which we can get in Kibwezi. A money maker for Nomad!
ONE MONTH IN AFRICA!
I can't even begin to tell you how rewarding this trip was to Kibwezi this past month. We were able to finally finish Gail's House and get new boys in there to live full time. Our Coordinator Robert will be living there full time. We have been working with Robert for over 7 years now and he is wonderful with our boys. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS IN KIBWEZI
Jenn, along with Sharon McNeill and Lauren Huffman, will be heading to Kenya Dec. 1st for one month to work on our Student Sponsorship Program, paint and furnish Gail's House and moving in twelve new boys to live at Gail's House. We've hired ten of our students to help paint and get everything ready. Its going to be an incredible Christmas!
Nomad Chosen For National Verizon Commercial!
We are excited to announce that Nomad has been booked for a national Verizon commercial. Shooting begins in LA on Nov. 15th. Nomad will have an ongoing relationship with the Verizon Foundation. We're going to be able to help a lot of children in Kibwezi because of this opportunity!
CELL PHONE DRIVE
Nomad is currently conducting a cell phone drive at Central Oregon Community College until until Nov. 30th. Drop boxes are conveniently located throughout the campus. Phones are heading over to Kenya Dec. 1st!
GRANT AWARD RASKOB FOUNDATION
Oct. 23rd, thank you Raskob Foundation for the grant award. Funds are off to Kenya this December!
WGBH TELEVISION RENEWS CONTRACT
The Eskimo and the Whale will continue to be used on the Teachers' Domain site, which is screened in classrooms throughout the country. Thank you PBS!
OLIVE BRIDGE FUND GRANT AWARD
Nomad is excited to announce that on Oct. 3rd Nomad was awarded a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the Olive Bridge Fund!
NOMAD INVITED TO SPEAK AT COCC
Nomad's Executive Director has been asked to speak to students attending a Medical Anthropology course up at Central Oregon Community College on Oct. 4th. The focus is for students to see that medicine and health occur in many different venues, including Africa. Thanks Margaret Peterson for the invite!
JULY 2012 MEDICAL CLINIC
Nomads free medical clinic was a huge success, treating over 1540 people over a three day period. Thank you to all 18 of our volunteers from around the country who made this possible.
Check out Jenn's nationally televised Subaru commercial about Nomad Charities. Thank you to everyone from around the country who have donated money and/or have taken on a student in our Student Sponsorship Program. Hats Off! To screen the video click and/or paste address below: