On Saturday, 11 June 2016, Jitegemee’s local advisory board hosted our first ever Annual Jitegemee Charity Golf Day at Machakos Golf Club. We are thrilled to report that the event was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of the Jitegemee team and all our partners. Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over KSh400,000 to support our work with former street children in Machakos.
Leading up to the Golf Day, we were nervous, as none of the Jitegemee team members had ever organized a golf tournament before. However, we worked closely with the Machakos Golf Club Captain, Chairman, and Administrator, and hosted a successful event. We hosted 40 golfers, who played in support on Jitegemee.
After the golfing concluded, we heard from Jitegemee graduate, Mirriam Mativo, who is a graduating Ecoomics and Sociology student, and Harrison Mutulu, a continuing Electronic Engineering student, who both explained how important it is to provide street children with social support and opportunities for continuing education.
Our winners of the day included:
|1st Prize (Men)||David Mwangangi||Double room at Gelian Hotel|
|1st Prize (Women)||Kamene Nihof||Double room at Gelian Hotel|
|2nd Prize (Men)||Caleb Mule||Double room at Garden Hotel|
|3rd Prize (Men)||Francis Njeru||Dinner set|
|4th Prize (Men)||Jan Nihof||Thermos flask|
|Guest player||Charles Kimiti||Double room at Gelian Hotel|
|Guest player||E. Nyongesa||Set of glasses|
|Harrison Maingi||Double room at Gelian Hotel|
|Francis Ngunga||Double room at Gelian Hotel (donated by Ladies winner, Kamene Nihof)|
A big Thank You also goes to our sponsors whose generous support contributed to the success of the event. Our sponsors include: Maanzoni Lodge, Garden Hotel, Gelian Hotel, Thika Motor Dealers, and Zalego Institute. They all generously donated funds and prizes to our tournament. Thank you!