Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rotary Club presents $5,211 check

Last week, founders Jeff and Linda Lohr attended a luncheon where the Spring-Ford Rotary presented the $5,211 grant check to Moringa Community.

Pictured from left to right are:
Jeffry Lohr, Linda Lohr, Janet Neff (Spring-Ford Rotary), Mike McCarthy (Rotary District 7430 Governor), and Damien Petaccio (Spring-Ford Rotary President). Not pictured, because he is the photographer, is Glenn Holcomb, who facilitated introductions of the project to various Rotary Clubs that supported the grant.

The ceremony was held at the Vo-Tech School in Limerick, PA, less than a mile from where the Moringa Community project was conceived. Moreover, the function of the Vo-Tech School is harmonious with the founding purpose of Moringa Community - to build strong and effective lives through education in the trades and escape hunger through their own industry and hard work.
Many thanks to the Rotary Club for their belief in our project!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Construction in final phases

Abu has recently sent more pictures of the progress at the Moringa Community Training Center in Baako. With the roof and electrical rough-in complete, the finishes are underway! The stucco coating has been applied and decorated with the traditional West African Adinkras (symbols of hope, and faith, dynamism, friendship, and interdependency).
Meanwhile, Jeffry is finalizing preparations for his trip in just a few weeks! Stay tuned and consider supporting the growth of this grass roots endeavor through our website!