Kenya Carnival is a major fundraiser for STEP UP (Student Education Program of the Umoja Project), which supports secondary education of Kenyan students.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
INSIDE Second Presbyterian Church
7700 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis
Who is involved? Check out this list of participating congregations and schools.
Watch these Umoja Project videos to learn more.
Need help spreading the word? Use this PowerPoint from the January KickOff.
In its first five years, Kenya Carnival/STEP UP has raised more than $130,000 to sponsor 128 secondary students. These bright, ambitious students overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to succeed in school. Want to join the fun? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or come to one of the upcoming planning events.
In addition to changing the date of the event to March 1, organizers are encouraging groups of students to create games and activities for Kenya Carnival. Of course, many inflatables and other favorites will be part of the carnival.
In the past about one third of the Kenya Carnival proceeds are from the actual event. Moving the event to later in the school year allows students and groups to hold fundraisers during the first semester of the school year. Many creative fundraisers have been suggested for the holidays, including bake sales, babysitting sessions and craft sales.
We are encouraging congregations, school groups, families and groups of friends to consider how many students they can send to school for $350 each.
How can you STEP UP
to help the Umoja Scholars?