A Fundraiser for Dennis Kimambo, An Extraordinary Educator

Dennis entertaining with HIV+ childrenSummary: I am raising travel funds for Kenyan community-based arts and theater educator Dennis Kimambo to join me in Vermont, USA during October.

This Fall Peace Tiles founder Lars Hasselblad Torres and Kenyan educator Dennis Kimambo are planning a get-together in Cabot, Vermont. The purpose of this meeting is to share how each of us uses the workshop format, discuss ways the Peace Tiles process has been used at the community level to promote social inclusion and education, and awareness-raising at the global level. At the same time, we are planning to strategize ways to strengthen the growing Peace Tiles network in Kenya.

Dennis Kimambo is a truly outstanding peer educator from Kenya who, among many other exciting things, is finding ways to use the Peace Tiles process in prison settings to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention. Dennis also has a long track-record of building unique partnerships with local and international organizations to realize his education programs, including MTV and Family Health International. Our meeting in Cabot represents an opportunity to strengthen our relationship and define ways to deepen our collaboration.

Dennis performing with teeanages (he is in the I would very much like Dennis to come to Vermont at this beautiful time of year. To make this happen, we need to jointly raise about $2,300 to cover visa (Update: Dennis has secured a visa, which cost $350 and has already been covered!) and airfare as well as a modest travel stipend. I hope you will join me in helping to raise the funds necessary to bring this dynamic educator to the US for ten days in October . I am convinced that Dennis’ visit will be a wonderful learning and networking opportunity, as well as help to strengthen a Peace Tiles link the to grassroots in Kenya.

To learn more about Dennis, please visit the Omidyar Network online community. To make a donation, click on the badge below

Deepest thanks,

lars

Quick update that Dennis will not be able to make our Summer 2007 Workshop (http://mixedmedia.us/lhtorres/workshop/summer07-peace-tiles-workshop-and-counting/) but still hoping he can come at a later date this year to meet Vermont State corrections people to initiate a Vermont-Kenya inmates peer-to-peer support effort through artistic exchange.

Quick update: Dennis has secured a visa! Now, we are working to raise the airfare and funds for a modest stipend – please pitch in!

Hey everybody – quick shout out to everyone who contributed an a huge THANK YOU: we met our goal of raising $2,300 to cover the costs of Dennis’ visa, airfare, and a modest stipend. So far, $350 has been spent toward visa fees, another $200 for a workshop, and $1,400 for his ticket. Thank you so much!

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  • lhtorres says:

    Quick update: Dennis has secured a visa! Now, we are working to raise the airfare and funds for a modest stipend – please pitch in!

  • lhtorres says:

    Hey everybody – quick shout out to everyone who contributed an a huge THANK YOU: we met our goal of raising $2,300 to cover the costs of Dennis’ visa, airfare, and a modest stipend. So far, $350 has been spent toward visa fees, another $200 for a workshop, and $1,400 for his ticket. Thank you so much!

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