In the United States, Chinese Community United Methodist Church (Oakland, CA) has established a Covenant Relationship with YCVM, which is a commitment to long-term prayer, communication, and financial support. Chinese Community Church (San Diego, CA) also supports YCVM through prayer and financial giving.
Aeri Lee has visited Kumi annually since 2003 and has enabled a unique relationship between CCUMC and YCVM to grow. Every summer Aeri teaches music at the Reformed Theological College in Kampala, Uganda. YCVM's director Silver Omakenyi was her student, and she came to know of YCVM through him. Aeri is a professional pianist and music teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area.
2009 Mission Trip
In the summer of 2009, a team from Chinese Community United Methodist Church in Oakland CA traveled to Kumi for two weeks to join forces with YCVM and further their goals. Find out more at the Kumi Konnect blog here.
2014 Mission Trip
In the summer of 2014, a combined team from Chinese Community United Methodist Church (Oakland) and Chinese Community Church (San Diego) visited the school to do teacher training and interact with the students. You can re-live the team's journey on the Facebook Page or trip BLOG.
2018 Mission Trip
In the summer of 2018, a small team of professional educators visited KCVS to teach in the classrooms, demonstrate basic drumming technique, introduce new teaching methods to the staff, and interact with the student body. Read more on the Facebook Page.