April 30th 2014
Today we honored and celebrated 2014's Outstanding Women of Northern KY Honorees. The Pamoja Kenya Mentorship Alliance (P.A.K.E.M.A) Team congratulates our Board Vice-Chair for being recognized as one of the NKY outstanding women of the year 2014! #PMentorship #MayGodBless
October through November 2013
We are progressing with our pilot phase PMentorship introductory workshops to the schools that showed interest in collaborating with us in this wonderful mentorship journey. We had a successful launch of PMC at the above High Schools based in remote rural areas of Kisumu, Kenya. It was a great educational meeting with the PMC student leaders, PMC students and their teachers. Stay tuned for updates on these visits and more.
Our founder served as a group facilitator and also represented P.A.K.E.M.A Mentorship at this peacemaking interfaith event hosted by the Sisters of Saint Francis - Assisi Heights MN, USA. Let PEACE be the air that we breathe around the World. Let us all promote PEACE in our communities, nations and around the World.
"The Strong, Empowered, & Classy Project is very excited to present our 40th Highlight of the Week: Winter Okoth, a Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) fanatic and founder of Pamoja Kenya Mentorship Alliance (P.A.K.E.M.A), a non-profit grassroots organization that was established in July 7th 2012 as an alliance of Kenyans & Global Elites extending networking & MENTORSHIP services to young school children and youths situated in slums, urban and remote rural areas of Kenya and beyond by focusing on the empowerment, leadership, critical thinking, socio-economical, spiritual and academic growth of these future leaders. Get empowered and read more of her powerful story here:...."
As from January 2013, we started visiting with our PMC schools in Kenya, Ghana and Cameroon. Introducing our program to the schools. We have been able to achieve a total of 25 schools (high school & primary schools) that have shown willingnes to collaborate with us as PMC schools. We have two primary schools in Cameroon and two in Ghana. We are still continuing with initial schools' visits before implementing our P-Mentorship Curriculum. Please see our P-Chapters' pages
As a great advocate for Girls/Women in Biomedical, Molecular Medicine & STEM Education, Ms. Okoth achieved a great milestone as her first co-authorship research paper got accepted and published in the Journal of Liposome Research, which is the official Journal of the International Liposome Society (LPS). Congratulations to Ms. Okoth, her research team at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and all the Research Collaborators!
The P.A.K.E.M.A USA Tshirt design print finally got here! This will be our representative P-shirt for our P.A.K.E.M.A Ambassadors, P-Mentors, P-Team and Supporters in the USA! Our Tshirt designs for Ghana and Cameroon are in process and will be coming out very soon.
We are still progressing with our P-Mentors' recruitment in Ghana. We are glad to share that we currently have 7 P-Mentors who have shown genuine interest to volunteer with us! We are almost reaching our phase one goal of having 15 Committed P-Mentors/Volunteers in Ghana. Stay tuned for more news from our P-chapter, Ghana !
July 7, 2013
Today marks P.A.K.E.M.A Mentorship's Pilot Phase First Anniversary since launching in July 2012! Keep Moving P-Mentorship! We are delighted to share with you about this great milestone. Our first P-Mentorship Newsletter Issue 1 Volume 1 got published today and shared with our supporters and P.A.K.E.M.A Team.
Our Founder/ED, Ms. Winter Okoth got invited to the President Farewell Gala for former Thomas More College President Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer. Ms. Okoth was humbled to be one of the attendees who gave brief speech toasts in honor of Sr. Stallmeyer. In this photo with Dr. Votruba, former President at the Northern Kentucky University and Sr. Stallmeyer.
May 21, 2013
Very humbling news! P-Mentorship was officially endorsed by the UN Women Canada National Committee! This our second endorsement and a great milestone ever for the P.A.K.E.M.A Initiative! May God Bless P-Mentorship journey, the entire P-Team and our supporters! Thank you UN Women Canada National Committee for the endorsement!
Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is a network of highly educated young African Entrepreneurs from leading universities in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, spearheading social and business ventures across Africa! Our Founder/Executive Director, Ms. Winter Okoth made it to the HEA as an Associate Class of 2013. Ms. Okoth Represented P.A.K.E.M.A and Kenya at the Harambe Bretton Woods Symposium VI that was held in Babson College, Harvard John Kennedy Business School and at the Mt. Washington Resort Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Upon signing of the Harambe Declaration by our founder, the P.A.K.E.M.A Initiative became officially endorsed and associated with Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Organization. This marked our first endorsement since establishment!
Our first introductory training session in Kenya wary this year was held at the Kabiro Community Center, Kawangware Slums Nairobi. Keynote speakers were: the foudners at Tatua Kenya and Network for Youth Advocacy Kenya. The theme of the session was "Mentorship is the next most important basic necessity for our children and youths from around the World." The P.A.K.E.M.A Motto! Please visit our Photo Gallery page.
P-Mentors engaged in community service and volunteered with the New Life Home Trust - that seeks to identify and bring babies and children into residential or community care programmes in order to provide them with a compassionate remedy to their spiritual, physical, emotional, economical and sociological needs. Please visit our photo gallerry page.