2019 Summer Fundraiser

On Saturday, August 17th Kamukamu Learning Foundation held its annual summer fundraising event at Board Members Hank and Helen’s home in Olympia, WA. Guests were welcomed with delicious appetizers, an open bar, a beautiful water view (complete with seals and their pups!), and serenaded by the Jazz Birds. Time was spent mingling/getting to know each other while enjoying a perfect Pacific Northwest Summer afternoon. At the end of the event, guests gathered in the main room to learn more about Kamukamu Learning Foundation. Kamukamu Secretary Helen did introductions, Kamukamu President Stephen talked about his reason for starting Kamukamu and gave an update on completed projects, Kamukamu Board Member Brenda then gave the closing remarks. At the end of the evening, one guest was the lucky Raffle Winner and got to go home with a beautiful Wine Gift Basket. It was an enjoyable and successful event, and we were able to raise over $4,000 in donations! Kamukamu’s Board is extremely grateful for the guests who attended our event, and for the continuous generosity from our supporters. Thank you! Guests mingling The JazzBirds Guests mingling Guests listening to President Stephen Enjoying the view Guests listening to President Stephen Delicious! Kamukamu Board Members President Stephen shares his story & Kamukamu’s...

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Kamukamu On New-Day-Northwest!

NEW-DAY-NORTHWEST KamuKamu Learning Foundation enriches Ugandan students’ education one step at a time KamuKamu is a Ugandan proverb meaning “One by one makes a bundle.” Author: Su Ring, Helen Smith Published: 11:00 AM PDT March 26, 2019 Updated: 11:57 AM PDT March 26, 2019 WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE SEATTLE — KamuKamu Learning Foundation‘s president Steven Ssemaala grew up on a small island in Uganda. At Ssemaala’s schools, his teachers often weren’t qualified and students had to practice the alphabet by drawing with sticks in the dirt. Ssemaala entered politics in 1992 and was forced to flee the country in 1996. Ssemaala came to the United States where he would become a lawyer and teach American Government courses at South Puget Sound Community college. Inspired by how education helped change his life, Ssemaala turned his focus to improving the education of students in Uganda by starting the KamuKamu Learning Foundation. The foundation’s goal is to empower Ugandan communities to educate Ugandan children through installing water filters, building classrooms, installing solar-powered lighting and much more. Ssemaala joins New Day Northwest to talk about his story and his mission to improve the education for children in his home country. The KamuKamu Learning Foundation is hosting a Benefit Auction Friday, April 12, at the Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell St. The foundation is auctioning off a Seattle staycation, a one week stay on the Oregon coast, summer sailboat rides, college football tickets, tickets to the Seahawks training camp and more incredible prizes. Tickets are on sale now starting at $43.35. If you can’t make it to the auction, you can still donate. Watch New Day Northwest 11:00 weekdays on KING-TV Ch.5 or streaming live on KING5.com. Connect with New Day via Facebook, Twitter,...

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