Forward Into 2018

The recap of 2017 reminds all at ETI of how far we’ve come! The year’s highlights? Here they are:

  • TOP EVENT: KARUCO was dedicated and inaugurated on October 29, 2017!
  • Ten from Team ETI participated and were among the thousands celebrating!
  • Thousands of people from Karagwe and around the world attended the KARUCO Dedication.
  • (Several took personal safaris following the dedication ceremony. An amazing first for any of us!)
  • ETI committed to building Rural Opportunity Centers (ROCs) as extension ‘arms’ of KARUCO.
  • Bruce Engel of BURO Engel Architects (NY) will work together with ETI to built ROCs.
  • Crosby/Ironton Schools S.A.L.T. students organized 80 health kits for Karagwe.
  • The University of Minnesota continued its assessment work in Karagwe.
  • 18,000 books were delivered to KARUCO.  They barely fit in the library!
  • ETI and Hardly Neutral (Eric Johnson) shared its unique partnership model at the MCN Tech Conference
  • ETI’s Advisory Board met and shared new visions and hopes.
  • ETI continued collaboration with its board, officers, partners, volunteers, bookkeeper and interns.
  • ETI hosted the NO GALA gala (in place of the gala) which brought in lots of funds to support ETI.
  • Victory Lutheran Church hosted its 3rd annual “Running for Victory” 5K Run/Walk in Eden Prairie.
  • Bruce Engel (architect) was a popular keynote at the First Annual ETI Breakfast held at Hazeltine.
  • End of Year Giving helped ETI meet its charitable goals for 2017!



2018 GOALS

  • Plan, design and begin construction of the first ROC. (Conduct site visit to Karagwe with BURO Engel Architects.)
  • Establish an MOU with KARUCO’s International Partners.
  • Continue our fundraising plans (ETI Gala; Victory Lutheran Church’s “Running for Victory” 5K Run/Walk; ETI GIVING DAY – Nov 15, 2018; ETI GIVING DAY Breakfast – Nov 15, 2018; End Of Year Giving);
  • Build ETI Board/Officers/Volunteers
  • Continue assessment/evaluation


2018: BRING IT ON!

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