The Value of Partners
It is in our name. It is how we work. We partner. With the help of our partners we are able to have a much greater impact. Partnering with PeacePassers www.peacepassers.org means we can bring soccer balls, soccer shoes, shin guards and other pieces of sports equipment to the Partners for Care team on the ground who use the equipment to put youth in organized teams. From northeastern Kenya to the Rift Valley and places in between PFC staff are using sports to change the lives of the youth of Kenya.
Partnering with ITT Technical Institute www.itt-tech.edu means we can provide computers and open computer schools for children, youth and adults who want to learn the computer skills that will help them gain employment.
We partner with SANA Mobile www.sana.mit.edu and Global HEED www.globalheed.org to implement mhealth – a revolutionary way of extending the reach of health care practitioners helping to improve access to health care for hundreds of people.
We partner with HEART in Kenya to buy the bed nets we distribute. These bed nets are made by women in their WEEP program. Women who are infected by HIV/AIDS sew the nets providing them gainful employment to feed their families and send their children to school. Putting a bed net over a child can prevent the child from dying from malaria.
Partnering with MEDSHARE www.medshare.org means we can receive hundreds of boxes of medical equipment and supplies for health care providers in Kenya, including our own medical clinic. These clinics help save the lives of the sick.
We partner with Greif, PackH20 and Habitat for Humanity to bring to Kenya a solution for transporting and storing water that can be kept safe for drinking – preventing waterborne illnesses.
And, our newest partner is my church – St. James United Methodist Church. They are sending a team to Kenya in October to help the PFC staff. I am very excited to have my church partner with us to promote our work on the ground in northeastern Kenya.
We partner to equip our Partners for Care team on the ground. We partner to save lives. We partner because it works. We thank our current partners and our future partners. Together we are more effective.