May 29, 2007
Project Contact in July is beginning a partnership with Feed the Children and the NBPA (National Basketball Player's Association) in feeding ONE million people this summer in the slums of Kenya. The program in Kenya will start in July and end whenever we run out of food. Project Contact not only has a medical clinic but also a school that has 50 students in which they are fed twice per day. We have also built a community center where their are classes for the locals on various subjects.
We are very proud to be able to help the people of Kenya and other African nations and wish that you would help as well. If you or a group would like to be a part of what we are doing please contact us for more details.
The Washington Wizards have come together to help Kermit Washington's effort in Africa. They are donating Autographed Authentic Rebook, Adidas and Nike shoes to be sold off on eBay to help bring medicine to the free medical clinics in Africa. The clinics that are operated by the 6th Man Foundation (ProjectContactAfrica.com) and some that are not (Mother Theresa Orphanages and others) will benefit from this fund raiser. All Jerseys are being sold for $399 each and will include an additional Tax Receipt for $150 to help make this fund raiser more attractive to all potential donators.
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Al Blocker/ Microsoft executive - leads our strategic planning and coordination efforts. Al has been instrumental in the overall planning and ensuring that PCA's medical clinics and orphanages are running in optimal efficiency. Al's leadership, enthusiasm and communication skills compliments PCA's mission and makes a profound difference in the lives of many. Microsoft recognizes the value of its employee's volunteerism in the community and support their efforts with a cash match for their time spent doing volunteer work for eligible organizations.
September 1 - 18, 2005
Nairobi, Kenya - Fall Semester - We have just returned from Africa and everything is going great. We met and coordinated with students from the American University (AU) who wished to intern with us. We have begun a new project at the clinic. Project Contact, along with the students from AU, have started a micro finance CO-OP. Our plan is to teach those currently living in the slums the ability to start businesses of their own. We are starting with 20 sewing machines and hiring teachers to help those interested learn how to sew. After they have learned, they will each receive a new sewing machine along with all materials they will need. Once their business gets off the ground, they’ll give back to the CO-OP by helping others follow in their footsteps.
During the trip, we were also able to secure a place for our students and volunteers to stay. We found a place in a safe area with transportation to the city and schools. So, if you’re a student interested in joining the program and coming to Africa, you will have an option to stay at the Project Contact house. This will be as cheap or cheaper than any other place in Nairobi.
I want to thank everyone that has made this trip a success. I would like to thank Dr. Sam Richards and Jay Donkers for working in the clinic and the students for aiding in the growth of the project contact program.
If you are interested in coming to Africa as a student or volunteer, please get in touch with us soon for the spring semester.
Thank you for visiting the Project Contact website. My name is Kermit Washington, the founder of Project Contact. We are always trying to help people in need around the world. I am very disappointed with our current situation in this country regarding the human rights and treatment of those who are in need elsewhere. I came to realize that no matter how much we protest for change, no one will listen. Since voting for a new president did not work, once again all I can do is help all of those we can reach with project contact. I would like people to remember this as Isaac Newton said it, "For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction." When you deal in nothing but violence, that is all you get in return. If you deal in love and compassion, that is what you will receive.