2017 WYM Outreach Special Project

Goal - $12,000

The purpose of this fundraising goal is two-fold:

(1) Support Oscar Siema Mmbali, recently appointed pastoral minister to Belize. Oscar, a Kenyan, is to plant a church in the Southside neighborhood and serve as a chaplain in the Friends School
(2) Assist with the purchase and renovation of the new Belize City Friends Center.

The Belize Friends School gives young people in Belize a second chance to succeed at entering High school or Trade school and to be successful in life! 

Make checks payable to:
Western Yearly Meeting
PO Box 70, Plainfield, IN 46168

And make a notation that it is for the 2017 Special Project: Belize.


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2016 WYM Outreach Special Project

The municipal power grid in Kenya is notoriously unreliable. Power outages can last anywhere from 30 minutes to eight hours and occur almost daily. For the most part, a traditional lifestyle doesn't rely heavily on electricity, and people are quite flexible in response to the inconveniences of outages. But a modern institute of theological education, engaged in dialog with centers of learning and practice around the world, can't as easily or cheerfully weather the constant unreliability of the power. Friends Theological College is situated in an ideal location for solar power, as it is at a high elevation just 10km from the equator. It has long been a dream at FTC to be able to electrify the entire academic campus using photovoltaic technology, but the dream has felt out of reach. Until now. FUM has begun a campaign to fund the installation of Solar Panels at FTC, and the WYM Outreach Board has decided to take part in supporting this project. The 2016 Special Project goal is to raise $12,000 for the Solar Project at Friends Theological College in Kenya. The money raised will be used to pay for solar panels and their installment.

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