This Madaraka Day Event was not just about celebrating Madaraka Day, when the event organizers - Wakenya Pamoja Boston got together they had a bigger vision, one that would bring the community together the young, the old and everyone in between. Engage the Kenyans in the Boston and Metro South area and provide the members of the community with a resource to build a stronger community living up to the motto "I am as Strong as the Weakest Kenyan" . The efforts of organizers were fruitful shown in the overall attendance by the young and old with enough activities to keep all age groups engaged and entertained.
We were challenged by the speakers to give the best to our children, teach them our culture and heritage, teach them to love and care for one another, stay engaged in their daily lives and education, serve the community and be each others keeper. The young adults had a peer session with Dr. Muteti and Dr. Paul Kasili.
Watoto Poa led singing of The Kenyan and American National Anthems, reciting of the Pledges. The Watoto Poa (Awesome Kids) also sung "Daima " a song by Eric Wainaina and Tushangilie Kenya which the community including the Kenyan Ambassador to the US (H.E. Robinson Njeru Githae) were delighted to join in.
The delicious food was catered by Wamama Poa ( Aka Awesome Moms) , the cupcakes were prepared from scratch by our own Watoto Poa ( Aka Awesome Kids)
The keynote speakers and special guests included- H.E. Robinson N. Githae, Dr. Acquillahs Muteti, Dr. Paul Kasili, Dr. Mercy Wangombe, Mr. George Wachiuri, Clinton Gachangi.
We are a big community with a lot of resources amongst ourselves we hope that we can build on that and support, network, connect and build each other up.Read More