Standard Digital November 29, 2013
Spokane graduate’s big breaks lead to large accomplishments
He grew up in Nairobi’s Kibera slums, living inside a Timber house. He dropped out of school in form two since his parents could not afford the fees. However, he was lucky as his pastor paid for his education. He later became Kenya’s first government spokesman and now has an ambitious dream for his county.
Dr. Alfred Mutua graduated from Whitworth University and attended Eastern Washington University. He was the editor of the Spokane African American Voice.
What has Dr. Mutua’s big break lead to? He started by planting 5 acres of trees in Mahakos County, hiring local women to water them and donating property so the community could build a sub police station.
See what he is bringing to Machakos only 8 years later…..
Spokane also has its share of those who are part of the African Diaspora, including Ugandans, Kenyans and South Africans. Quoting the article below “… many of her nationals went overseas to earn an education or seek greener pastures. Today, all these Ugandan sons and daughters are mockingly referred to as “Nkuba Kyeeyo”or Kyeyoists” crudely translated as “menial workers cleaning foreign streets for a living after leaving Uganda.” The author makes the point that this is not true. Some may have begun at such menial levels but many have taken advantage of every opportunity and become pharmacists, bankers, politicians, ambassadors, health administrators and media producers. They certainly are not “Nkuba Kyeeyo”!
Spokane African American Voice’s editor and graduate of Whitworth and Eastern Washington University, Governor of Machakos County, Kenya, Dr. Alfred Mutua jump starts Entertainment Centre for Film, Media, Music and the Arts: Full Story
Viewers came to see the art of Emmanuel Nkuranga and to meet the artist. Visitors who came found a story about Emmanuel, his mission and the children of Rwanda who are changing their lives with art. (click on text below to enlarge)
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Clinton School Winners South Region Policy Solutions Challenge
The Clinton School hosted the inaugural South Region Policy Solutions Challenge USA event this past weekend. Three teams competed. In addition to the Clinton School, there were teams from the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas and the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
After the judges submitted their scores, the Clinton School team was announced as first place winner with Georgia Tech taking second place. Both teams will be invited to attend the final competition being held March 22-23 at the American University School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC.
Please take time to congratulate Clinton School team members Angela Bukenya, Mara D’Amico, Christine Sumner, and Jillian Underwood on the terrific job they did!
Susan A. Hoffpauir, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
TEXTBOOKS for Ugandan Grade School Children
Organized by NAKISENYI FOUNDATION NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL
Greetings from Uganda!
My name is Angela Bukenya, a Clinton School of Public Service graduate student. I was born and raised in Uganda, but currently residing in the USA.
In addition to the skills i have gained as a student, i have been working to raise funds to assist the Nakisenyi Foundation Nursery and Boarding School in Uganda, based on a needs assessment, to help improve their education. Of immediate need for 254 students, is textbooks that they can use for the entire year that will cost less than $10 each.
I am therefore asking everyone with the same passion, to join me in accomplishing this goal through a donation of any amount.
If you can please be a part of my personal project, together we shall make a difference in the lives of these young ones. Thank you in advance!
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