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Author: Terry Kiruja

This #GivingTuesday Give the Gift of Reading

by Terry Kiruja

Imagine yourself as a child for a moment…growing up, and having almost zero access to books. Your only contact with books is inside a classroom, where one is likely shared among multiple students. Not a single library exists in your community and the nearest one is about 45 minutes away by public transportation. Now imagine…

Movie Screening – Queen of Katwe, May 2017

by Terry Kiruja

It was a great privilege to partner with the Embassy of Kenya in Washington, D.C. to screen Queen of Katwe, a movie that showcases the power of knowledge, perseverance, good mentorship, and opportunity among youth in poor communities. Deputy Ambassador, Mr. David Gacheru, received and addressed the guests before settling into the Wangari Maathai conference…

Pamoja Visits Tigania West, January 2017

by Terry Kiruja

Our founder, Terry Kiruja, visited Tigania West, the location of our first project this past winter. She met with the chief, assistant chief, and other local leaders in the community who understand and have supported Pamoja’s mission from the very beginning. She also toured the plot of land donated by the local government for the…

First Fundraising Happy Hour, July 2016

by Terry Kiruja

We held our very first fundraising happy hour event at the Front Page restaurant in Dupont, Washington D.C. We had a wonderful evening socializing, talking all matters literacy and education over drinks and great company. About 60 people attended the event and a few lucky ones won unique Kenyan items from the much anticipated raffle.