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Tumaini for the Future
The Green Girl met a Kenyan runner, Moses Waweru, last year at the 13.1 Chicago Half Marathon.
Moses is originally from Nakuru, Kenya. He currently resides in the Midwest in Wisconsin.
When Moses visited Nakuru last September, a local school teacher reached out to him.
The teacher explained the parents of the school children in her class could not afford the tuition and consequently, she had fallen behind on rent, and did not have money to purchase ugali (cornmeal) and tea to feed the students.
Moses vowed to do everything in his power to help this teacher keep her school and continue to provide an education for these children.
As soon as he returned to the US, he transformed his vision into Tumaini for the Future.
Moses founded the non-profit organization Tumaini for the Future to provide educational opportunities for underserved youth in his hometown of Nakuru, Kenya.
When Moses spoke to the school teacher, he discovered the ugali and tea served at school is sometimes the only nourishment the children get.
Tumaini for the Future is also raising money to build a new school which will be called the Tumaini School. The goal is to raise $10,000. The land and some building materials have already been purchased.
Tumaini for the Future has partnered with Coach Steve Mackel and his running group, the Sole Runners, to help spread awareness.
Please help celebrate and make the Tumaini for the Future dream come true by spreading awareness to your family and friends.