Teaching-Empowering-Mentoring- Building Opportunity920 Park Blvd # 203
BC V8V 2T3 Victoria,
|Phone No.:||+1 250 592 5057|
|Contact person:||Patricia Crossley|
- Volunteers are welcome.
- Aid for developing countries
- Aid organization
- Educational policy/project
The work of Tembo has existed since 2003. The Society was registered as a non-profit in British Columbia in 2009 and was recognised for charitable status in 2010 by the Canada Revenue Agency. Patricia Crossley, an educator, and Rod Crossley, an engineer, have been volunteering in Kenya for six months every year since 2001. They have been involved in educational projects, the installation of simple wells, scholarships and microfinance. With the help of donations and some Rotary International grants as well as self-financing, they have been able to make a difference to some lives.
Tembo-Kenya - Teaching-Empowering-Mentoring- Building Opportunity - is a non-profit society to assist community development and education in Western Kenya.
Our mission is to partner with individuals and communities in Western Kenya to support entrepreneurial activities, education and health through training programmes, scholarships, water and sanitation projects.
• Water: Digging simple wells and protecting springs to provide clean water to communities.
• Literacy: Providing reading materials such as donated North American books, and locally published materials in national language; Running `Read for the Top` literacy programs in schools; Training teachers in strategies for Language Arts, Math and other subject areas. Teachers from North America who provide these seminars are volunteers; Running Adult literacy sessions and providing basic Bookkeeping skills; Providing computers and learning games with training to schools and communities.
• Job Skills: Providing job training for needy young people in areas such as carpentry, tailoring, driving, brick making etc.
• Business activities: To assist in putting food on the table by providing instruction in improved farming methods, rabbit keeping, poultry raising, fish farming. Provide basic business training and simple bookkeeping.
• Virtues: The Virtues project aims to assist teachers with classroom management to eliminate the use of corpo.ral punishment. We eliminate use of the cane and other harsh punishments, train children for leadership as Peace Makers and in communities create structures for cooperation, peace and harmony.
Patricia Crossley is the President and Founder of Tembo-Kenya.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.