Entries by reason2s_keela

Regional School Talent Competition

On Saturday July 23, the Jambo Jipya primary school competed in a day long cultural competition with seven other local schools. About thirty Jambo Jipya students competed in categories such as traditional dance, modeling, solo verses, coral verses, modern dance, choir music, journalism, question and answer session as well as field events like tug of […]


Last November, two of our long time children’s home orphans graduated from the Jambo Jipya School. Both Ritah Kakai and Jeremiah Kadish are kind, caring and responsible individuals who would like to pursue an associate degree in business. Since January they were enrolled in computer courses at the Nesbony College of Professional Studies. In September […]

#GivingTuesday November 29th, 2016

Once again, Reason2Smile will be participating in #GivingTuesday, the non-profit world’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  It’s a day when we ask that you reach out and make a specific donation to our non-profit organization.  This year, #GivingTuesday will be on Tuesday November 29th 2016.  

Smiling from year to year

Students at Roland Chatterton Elementary School in Merrick, New York are smiling from ear to ear as a result of their fundraising efforts this past April/May.  The sixth-grade’s unique “Acts of Kindness” fundraiser provided Reagan, an elementary student at the Jambo Jipya School in Mwtapa, Kenya, with another year of schooling through the nonprofit organization […]

Executive Director’s Trip to Kenya

Donna Rosenblum will be traveling to Kenya to visit the Jambo Jipya School and Children’s Home. She will be leaving July 17th and returning on August 9th. Upon her return updates will be posted to the website and newsletter.

Update on Clinton

Clinton graduated from Jambo Jipya in December of 2013 and is presently a sophomore attending the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, popularly known as MMUST. Clinton is devoted to his studies and grateful for the opportunity to be in a university setting. He is pursuing a degree in commerce and will major in […]

Global Awareness Club Aids School in Kenya

This article was published in Floral Park Memorial’s online newspaper, The Shield. You can view the original article here: http://fpmshield.com/3366/features/new-global-awareness-club-aids-african-school/ Reprinted with permission below. Sophia Ramcharitar September 23, 2015 This year at Floral Park Memorial, there has been a surge of brand-new clubs; one of them is the Global Awareness Club (GAC). As its title suggests, […]

R2S Educational Trunk Program // Roland Chatterton Elementary School

Recently the sixth grade class of 2015 at Roland Chatterton Elementary School was involved in a unique program. Lead by their teachers – Mrs. Cain and Mr. Horodyski, the students embarked on a writing assignment where they journaled their “Acts of Kindness.” The theme of “Act of Kindness” has been always part of Chatterton’s character […]

Holiday Benefit with Janet Paolucci

On Sunday November 9, the holiday season began a little early in Merrick, New York with a special event to benefit Reason2Smile. Janet Paolucci hosted a wonderful party featuring Lia Sophia jewelry, makeup from Makeup Tech and beauty creams/lotions from Biodroga. Guests received the royal treatment upon entering the Paolucci’s home being served wonderful appetizers […]