In a bid to give back to their parent country, a group of Kenyan professionals living in the United States came together to form an non-profit organization, Innovative Technologies Advancement & Research Campus (ITARC), that promotes health well-being and organizes medical missions in various parts of Kenya.
ITARC, registered as a 510(c)(3) non-profit in the US, aims to be an educational and organizational system that enables communities to work together to identify and address their own physical, social, intellectual and spiritual challenges especially to communities living in slums in Kenyan urban area such as Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nakuru.
“One of our key non-profit strategies is to teach communities to take responsibility in addressing their own needs,” the NGO says. “ITARC strives to create efficacy in communities worldwide by providing medical aid and resources towards poverty alleviation”
"Provision of food, clothes, education, surgeries, medical services and love to our communities are some of services ITARC offers to communities," says Dr Nelly Kangethe, ITARC's CEO, and Co-chairman and Health Director.
The NGO says that it plans to build infrastructure such as medical facilities as well as improve living conditions including sanitation infrastructure and in the future.
In a program dubbed Kenya Medical Mission, ITARC will be holding a medical mission in Kenya from September 8th to 21st, 2017. During the Mission, various communities around Kenya will be educated on self-examination on common health conditions ranging from breast cancer, prostate cancer, testing sugar levels and monitor blood pressure.
Other services will include provision of free mosquito nets to prevent malaria, diabetes screening, health physical assessment, eye services (mainly glaucoma screening), HIV screening, dental check, children assessments and blood pressure screening.
The medical mission will be carried out in Machakos, Nakuru, Loktoiktok , Ruiru, and Murang’a.
To facilitate its upcoming mission to Kenya, ITARC has organized a Fundraising Dinner in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, August 19th, 2017.
Fundraising Dinner Details:
- Date/Time: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 5pm to 11pm
- Venue: Supreme Ballroom (7830 Philadelphia Rd, Rosedale, MD 21237)
- Charges: $45 online per person, $50 per person at the door, or $80 per couple
- Hosted by Dr Nelly Kangethe, DNP, RN, CCM, CMCN
- For more information please call 443-844-6001, or email firstname.lastname@example.org