Umoja Project: The Global Interfaith Partnership (GIP) is a coalition of congregations in Indiana (including STA) and the Chulaimbo area of Western Kenya. The GIP has developed the Umoja Project (“unity” in Kiswahili) to respond to the urgent needs of Chulaimbo’s orphans and vulnerable children. In this rural area just north of Lake Victoria at least 20% of the school-aged children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDs and other diseases. The Umoja Project is developing a coordinate care system which addresses the children’s immediate needs and builds the capacity of household and the community to meet their own needs in the long-term. Members of this committee help build awareness and financial support in the parish and assist the parish youth who participate in the Kenya Carnival held each year on Labor Day.
For more information about the Project, GIP or the Kenya Carnival or to volunteer for this committee please contact our leader.
Leader: Margaret Huelsman, 317-925-0976, firstname.lastname@example.org