My name is Joshua Hoffman. I’m the new volunteer Community Director for the Kilifi Kids blog. If you’re a new visitor to Kilifi Kids, I’d like to welcome you, and thank you for joining us to learn more about the work of our organization in the Kilifi, Kenya community and around the world. And for those of you who are returning visitors, please accept my personal thanks for your continued support!
By way of introductions, just a few words about me: I come to Kilifi Kids with a professional background in technology and publishing, having been the Editor-in-Chief of TechNet Magazine at Microsoft, and publisher of the market research site Research Access. However, I also have an academic and personal interest in fundraising and not-for-profit administration. I sit on the board of directors of CatScratch Theatre and FLICfest, both arts organizations based in New York City, and I recently received my Masters degree in Fundraising Management from Columbia University. My true passion lies in helping mission-driven not-for-profit organizations reach their full potential, with their help of their supporters.
I join Kilifi Kids with precisely that goal, and with the hope of bringing you closer to the work that our dedicated staff and volunteers around the world are undertaking to eradicate childhood malnutrition and improve public health. Over the coming weeks and months, you’ll be hearing more from me and a number of new contributors, not only about the work of our organization, but about major advances in international development, public health, mobile health technology (a major new initiative for us), and leadership success throughout the Kilifi community and beyond.
Our hope is always that this be an immersive, interactive and participatory process. If there are topics which you’d like to hear more about, people you’d like to hear from, or even if you just have a thought, opinion or question to share, please feel free to do so, either via the comments section of our blog, or by fining us on Twitter at @KilifiKids. We’d love to hear from you!
Thank you again for being a part of our community.