Kishermorauk School’s First College Graduate
The club’s Kenya School Lunch Program is a portion of a larger project led by led by Jerry Kallman of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood, NJ and based out of the Kishermorauk Primary School. After primary school, Jerry and others have raised funds to send students onto various high schools. The project is now seeing its first high school graduates who have gone on to college. This year Jerry proudly announced the very first college graduate to come out of Kishermorauk.
The graduate is Kelvin, who graduated with a degree in
International Relations. He is pictured here at his graduation on Saturday, December 8, 2018, with a gift for Jerry and Jerry’s wife Lorraine. Also in the picture is his grandmother (center), who Jerry once met at the school. Kelvin’s mother died several years ago, and sadly, his father died on the Wednesday before his graduation on Saturday. The other woman in the photograph is Mercy Mburu, a Kenya citizen hired by two Rotary Clubs working in Kenya to assist with the administration of several programs. For instance, with our club’s Hot Lunch Program, Mercy oversees all the purchasing of food, etc.