Immigrant Empowerment Forum

roseIt is with great pleasure we recognize Mrs Rose Njenga for 2016 St. Louis Queen of the Year Service Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership and tireless efforts to impact lives in our community and in Kenya.

The numbers are staggering: Facilitating donation of over twenty wheelchairs and walkers by her work place, going out of her way to create a platform for our kids to cerebrate Kenya National holidays and teaching them the purpose of the holiday. This include offering her free service and resources to make sure our kids enjoy Kenyan food.

When there was shortage of volunteers Rose made a quick decision to accompany our kids on their trip to White house. Though the trip was not in her plan, she paid from her own money and she turned out to be our greatest asset in the entire trip.

But what is also staggering is how the efforts of one person, one particular person, can truly make a difference in entire School District. For the last five years Rose has been actively involved in Festival of Nations events at Hazelwood West High School lifting the Kenyan Flag high and helping our kids know their identity

In addition to this work, Rose has been deeply committed to and involved in the local F4KIDZ program in St Louis teaching kids our language and culture and gardening. It is because of her good parenting and leading with example that her kids are following her foot steps. Geoffrey Njenga and Margaret Njenga are actively involved in the community. They are recipients of Vitendo Awards. Because of these efforts, Rose has earned not only the award for “2015 V4A Volunteer of the year, but also the respect and gratitude of those for whom and with whom she serves, her church family, her neighborhood residents, and her peers at work.

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