Three Cheers for Moses

2 05 2012

(Moses had no clue I was writing this post about him, but I figured a guy who gives so much to his community deserves an applause once in awhile)

Cheer #1: Moses (our Inspiration Centre director, for those of you who weren’t aware) has tirelessly poured his heart and soul into this organization for years. He’s an inspiration to us all. Without him, there would be no Inspiration Centre. But instead of relishing in a power trip, he’s always looking to improve IC in ways that will empower its members and sustain the centre even after he’s not there. His leadership is something we should all emulate.


the happy couple on vacation in Lamu

Cheer #2: Moses recently got ENGAGED! He proposed to his (now) fiance Celmali Jaime in February. The couple met four years ago at the Inspiration Centre. Celmali was working for Build A Bridge International, the American organization which has helped us put on our art camps for the last several years. Congratulations to the couple! They plan to wed in August in Nairobi. 

Cheer #3: In addition to running the Inspiration Centre, Moses has been  studying for his masters degree. After putting in many hours and three years, he will be graduating this May 19th with an MA Global Urban Leadership (MAGUL). “Volunteering, leading the ministry and studying at the same time has been quite challenging but with the support from friends, Bakke Graduate University and Inspiration Centre, I was able to overcome all the challenges. Thank you all!!”

Congratulations Moses, you rock! 


Big Updates

2 05 2012


After months of inactive web presence, Inspiration Centre is back in action on the web! Just because we haven’t posted anything lately doesn’t mean there hasn’t been big stuff happening at the IC, though. In fact, there are a lot of new and exciting things to share. So without further ado,

Sacco: Inspiration Centre started a Sacco (monthly saving) to encourage the spirit of savings. It’s very hard for people in the slum to save money. The Sacco encourages people (members of Inspirations Centre, Mathare residents and our students) to save as little as Ksh.200 ($3) per month. In its first month, our Sacco members have saved Ksh. 10,500 ($133). Way to go! We hope that the savings will help fund some community-strengthening projects. Moses is encouraging participants to target buying a van that can be used to generate some income.

New Company: We are in the process of registering a company called FLATTED FIFTH LTD. This company will be the vehicle to propel IC to greater heights and to also meet its budget. This is another exciting step in our path towards self-sufficiency. Income generating projects (like the kerosene pump, land ownership, and hopefully more) enable Inspiration Centre to send kids to school, put on art camps, host church, provide a safe place to hang out, and much more! We have already done a name search with the Kenyan government and the name was approved. Now we are working the modality of how business will be managed, directors, shareholders, etc. More updates to come.

Back to School: Boy does time fly! Our students are heading back to school this week for another term of classes. We wish them the best of luck and ask for prayers for perseverance and motivation with classes, peer pressure, and the stress of being away from home. As always, we have students that would benefit greatly from financial sponsorship. For more information, please contact us. And another thank you to those generous donors who already help this happen.

Facebook: Inspiration Centre now has a Facebook page, so get out there and “like” us!

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