- The launch saw it re-named Elimu Centre Community in a colorful ceremony that saw various stakeholders attend.
- The organization was founded in 2013 as Elimu Tutoring and Training Center.
After nearly collapsing due to the effects of Covid-19, Elimu Center was Saturday re-launched.
The launch saw it re-named Elimu Centre Community in a colorful ceremony that saw various stakeholders attend.
Speaking during the launch in Pulaski Park Drive, Baltimore, Maryland in the United States of America, Senator Kathy Klausmeier said that together and her team they will help Elimu Community Centre to roam back to life.
"I will be working with the delegates so that we can help and give you extra support donations," she said.
She said that by helping the organization, people's lives in the community will be improved.
On his part, County Councilman David Marks said that everyone needed to act regardless of party lines to make the organization's dream a reality.
"I pledge to you that all of us are going to work across party lines and the vast community to make this a reality," he said.
"In my other life am a special education teacher and so I deal with a very large and growing population and I suddenly recognized that diversity is increasing everywhere," he advised.
Juliana Valencia Banks chief, immigrant affairs. ‘Baltimore County's Office of Community and Engagement and liaison for immigrant communities said that she likes spending time with the Kenyan Community.
She further said that as the Chair of an education committee of the New Americans taskforce, she was well aware that the immigrants are marginalized and she was working on correcting the situation.
"I serve as a committee chair of the education committee of the New Americans task force. And special project we are taking on because we understand that our immigrant community is often marginalized. And we want to correct that," she said.
"In Baltimore, the County service task force is creating a strategic plan, for immigrant integration and conclusion, and your voices, " she said.
She said that by hearing from stakeholders including the ones from Elimu Community Centre, a good framework on how to help will be drawn.
"Because we want to hear from you, we want to hear how we can serve you. We see the need, the support, and the work that this community puts into Baltimore County. So I'm very excited to be here. I will be staying the entire time. There's no party like a Kenyan party, " she added.
Elimu Community Centre, popularly known as Elimu Centre nearly collapsed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organization was founded in 2013 as Elimu Tutoring and Training Center.