Kamitei annual event in Amsterdam and Belgium

On Thursday February 1, 2018, we held our annual event in Amsterdam at the HQ of Newzoo, with an update from Jeroen and Ageeth on progress made in 2017 and plans for 2018, as well as some very tasty food prepare by Grace. The day before, on Wednesday January 30, we...

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Dutch charity Globewise becomes key new multi-year sponsor

In December we welcomed an important new sponsor: Globewise, a Dutch NGO with a focus on education. For the coming three years they will support Kamitei. The decision was made after a visit to our schools in Tanzania and a number of meetings with the Kamitei...

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Eight new Eagle Scholarships awarded

Early November a total of 8 students were awarded an Eagle Scholarship and they will start next January at a boarding school in Arusha. This was an important increase compared to previous years, where there were only five scholarships available, and was made possible...

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Irkeepusi fun and good results

In November, we had our almost traditional moment of giving tennis balls to the Kamitei students. This included Irkeepusi; one of the schools in a Maasai community. Very happy that we could do this again, thanks to the donation of Pro Te In (Christel ten Have, Tim...

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Top performer Mary gets school scholarship

In 2011 Mary Constantino was offered an Eagle Scholarship by Kamitei. As a student of Kainam she then left Karatu and went to Arusha to attend a boarding school. This year she scored A’s in all subjects in the national exam. She was also the best maths student of her...

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A4C Event

On September 28th our long term supporter Alternatives4Children (A4C) organized the Legends4Legends investment conference with the aim of raising money for A4C at the iconic EYE film museum in Amsterdam. The conference was a great success and raised tens of thousands...

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All Eagle Students of Edmund Rice together

Last March Kamitei visited them at school to check how they are doing. In the national exams at the end of 2016 almost all of them were in division I and some of them in division II out of five divisions. Only a couple are not doing great. Together with their teachers...

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Sponsor event Belgium

A day after the event in Amsterdam, Jeroen, Jane and Ageeth travelled to Belgium at the invitation of Hugo Levecke, who had organised an event at the Royal Hockeyclub in Leuven, where over 20 guests attended. Kamitei is now also an officially recognised charity in...

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Annual sponsor event Amsterdam

The annual sponsor event in Amsterdam was held in January and we were happy to see so many old and new friend who support Kamitei. This year it was held at the private bar of Intertrust, who kindly allowed us to use their facilities (incl. free drinks). Jeroen and...

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Marar Teacher House Almost Finished

Marar Teacher House Almost Finished Almost done… New teacher house in Marar will help the Marar primary school a lot! Housing and transport of teachers was a major bottleneck and this will alleviate it massively. Sometimes people wonder why we would invest in a...

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Teaching Teachers

Teaching Teachers In a recent article the Economist argued that teaching teachers to be more effective in their job is the most effective way overall to improve educational results. That applies everywhere, both in developing and developed countries. We as Kamitei...

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Winnie Leonce reaches #1!

Winnie Leonce reaches #1! Eagle Scholarship student Winnie Leonce ended #1 of the entire school in mid-year, continuing her top ranking from last year. Winnie joined our Eagle Scholarship program in 2011 and has been doing very well throughout. Originally from...

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Heart Warming Message from Scholarship Student

Heart Warming Message from Scholarship Student A few days ago Jeroen and Jane received an envelop and a small gift, a box of fresh eggs. Inside was a letter from Sylvester Pater, a talented student from many years ago who had received a scholarship to finish high...

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Fun in Hareabi

Fun in Hareabi A couple of weeks ago the kids of the primary school Hareabi were surprised by an unexpected gift from Dutch tennis club ProTe In: each student received a tennis ball. Perhaps this doesn’t sound very impressive compared to the Sinterklaas bonanza we...

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Another Happy Eagle (and Her Proud Mom)

Another Happy Eagle (and Her Proud Mom) Saturday the 7th of november…..Kamitei accompanied Johana to her house to tell her family that she became one of the Eagle Scholarship students! Her mother immediately told the headteacher of Kilimatembo how grateful she was for...

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Star Performer

Star Performer Renata Raphael is one of our star performers in the Eagle Scholarship program. She won a Kamitei Eagle scholarship back in 2009. Today she is in Form 3 of secondary school with 1 year to go to complete her O-levels. She is doing very well. In the latest...

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Four New Community Scholarships Awarded

Four New Community Scholarships Awarded Every year around this time we award a couple of community scholarships for students who completed secondary school and who have the talent and drive to complete vocational training. This year we selected four students; two from...

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Summary of Ageeth’s Second Visit in 2015

Summary of Ageeth’s Second Visit in 2015 In November for the second time this year I went to visit all the schools of Kamitei. The drive from Arusha to Karatu takes two hours but already after 15 minutes I know that a lot of things are changed and my doubts about...

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