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Australian Women in Business Support Umoja.
Australian supporters, Ros and Colin Tomlinson hosted the Hawkesbury Chamber of Commerce 'Women in Business' luncheon on November 22nd. Ros and Susie Fookes provided fantastic food, while Ngaire Mccubben sold Tanzanian crafts. The 25 guests had a garden tour and a potting workshop with Jennifer Stackhouse, editor of Gardening Australia Magazine. $876 was raised for Umoja. Thank you to our supporters and the generous business women who attended.
Co Founder and Chair of Umoja UK, Emma Wagner, visits Umoja.
Emma took the time out of her busy life to visit us all at Umoja, laden down with donations and presents.
The students prepared a welcome assembly for our important visitor. Emma was able to interview staff and students to report back to Umoja UK. Welcome again Emma!
Thank you to all who donated goods for Emma to bring to us!
Farewell Miss Ngaire!
28th September 2012
What a sad day—the day we said ‘good-bye’ to our Miss Ngaire, who is leaving after an amazing 12 months of volunteering for Umoja. Ngaire has been working as Sponsorship Coordinator and Grants Officer, both important roles she has done with dedication and professionalism. KARIBU TENA!
Presenting...The Umoja Hammers
None had ever played before, but were eager to match the boys in their football skills. And they did! The whole school went to support the big game against local team K Youth. Sadly The Umoja Hammers lost 1-0 to an off-side goal!
Laura says “the girls showed great dedication and team work and I am very proud of all of them.”
Farewell to our longest serving volunteer, Lisbeth Kiehn
Lisbeth has been an integral part of the Umoja family since 2009, when Umoja began. Her role at the Centre developed over time, with her responsibilities including teaching Science, Spoken English and organising the annual Environment Week. The related curriculums were designed by Lisbeth, proving her high level of knowledge and skills as a teacher. In addition to her excellent teaching, Lisbeth has played an important part in securing funding for Umoja, including our student’s food.
She and her husband returned to Denmark at the end of March. Umoja staff and students bid a sad farewell to a wonderful member of our team. Lisbeth is sadly missed; for her teaching, her knowledge, experiments (particularly the volcanoes) and of course her cooking!
Thank you Lisbeth for all that you have done for Umoja – come
Juilliard and Umoja Students Deliver Once Again
The Umoja Centre was once again blessed with the presence of volunteers from New York’s Juilliard School, a prestigious school focused on drama, dancing and the musical arts. Every year, a handful of these students (known as the Arusha Arts Initiative) come to The Umoja Centre to increase the students’ personal development through a number of activities focusing on drama, dance and music.