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4th Annual Reason 2 Smile Benefit Art Exhibition & Sale May 6th!
April 12, 2011 - May 13, 2011 Free
Art Sale & Benefit May 6
April 12 – May 13
Jambo Jipya School is located at the center of Mtwapa, Kenya. Mtwapa is a highly populated middle/lower class town on the edge of a touristy area. It is located about 10km north of Mombasa (the second largest city in Kenya) on the coast of Kenya. While there are many people in Mtwapa, there aren’t many jobs. Many people run little dukas (shops) and sell anything they can get their hands on in order to create a little income for their family. Most people only have jobs on a day-to-day basis based on what manual labor is available, and therefore they struggle to support their families.
Keela Dates is the executive director of Reason2Smile. With the support of her board members and other enthusiastic individuals, Keela works daily to provide both immediate and long-term financial stability for Jambo Jipya School. She does this through connecting with donors; producing a monthly newsletter; presenting to schools, churches, civic organizations; etc. Keela is also the liaison between Jambo Jipya and the Reason2Smile Board of Directors.