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Introducing the iAPP Executive Committee Members

25 Apr

As we launch phase 2 of our African Pilot Project at the end of April, we would like to introduce you to the Executive Committee members responsible to oversee the various committees.

Miguel Martim (left), iAPP Chair

John Ndegwa (left), iAPP Vice-Chair responsible for the Field Partners Program

Sylvanus Murray (right), iAPP Vice-Chair responsible for the Outreach Program

Mokhtar Omar (right), iAPP Secretary responsible to keep us all well-coordinated.

Over the next few weeks, the Executive Committee members will be introducing themselves on this blog and will lay out their vision and goals for the upcoming fundraising phase.

The Executive Committee is responsible for the general managerial responsibilities over the work of the Iduka African Pilot Project (iAPP).

We are lucky to have this outstanding and committed group of individuals on the Executive Committee, and we will soon be introducing the other members.


National Volunteer Week 2011

11 Apr

Happy National Volunteer Week To You!

It’s that time of the year that in the US we celebrate volunteerism and the national media creates a buzz to promote volunteer work for one entire week.

Being an all-volunteer organization, we understand how vital each of you is to our grassroots project. Our volunteers deserve our appreciation all year-long, so it is only appropriate that we take this opportunity to once more recognize the contribution made by all of you this past year from coast…

Maria Block-McKenzie, Florida Volunteer Coordinator and Joan Barnes, Chair of the Board of Directors at Iduka's Thrift Store in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

to coast…

Monica and Sara, Dublin High School in California at a Red Cross Club and Iduka activity.

…and beyond!

Sylvanus Murray, Iduka African Pilot Project Vice-Chair volunteering in Sierra Leone.

We are specially thankful to the many student volunteer interns who helped us design, develop, and successfully complete phase 1 of our African pilot project these past six months. Much of the success of establishing volunteer teams in all African regions is owed to our country coordinators and community organizers.

Special thanks go to our student volunteer internship coordinators Caleb Thole, Emmanuel Tanifum, Frank Kamanga, Gilbert Bita, Mokhtar Omar, and Sylvanus Murray. Thanks to your leadership, we are present today in almost every single African country.

Mokhtar Omar, Egypt, Iduka African Pilot Project Secretary, volunteering in India.

Our  field partner John Ndegwa at Kisima also deserves special recognition for sponsoring our first scholarship recipient in Kenya and helping us kick start phase 2 our African pilot project.

John Ndegwa, Iduka African Pilot Project Vice-Chair in Kenya with a group of volunteers.

If you’d like to get involved in our organization’s activities but are not sure where to start, please visit the Volunteer page and check out our current needs.

Once again, thank you for your support!

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