Sister Makinya Sibeko-Kouate was a brilliant and powerful educator who, among her many accomplishments, was responsible for spreading the concept of the community Kwanzaa throughout the Bay Area and in other parts of the nation and world.
Unfortunately, at the time of her transition, funds were not available to cover the cost of engraving her inscription on the headstone that she and her mother share at their gravesite.
A group of Sister Makinya's friends met about a year ago to start raising funds to cover the cost of an inscription befitting the Queen Mother of Kwanzaa. It took some time to get the necessary approval to move forward with our plans, but we have finally been given the green light.
The total cost of the inscription, including the removal and replacement of the stone will be $1230. We have already collected over $200, so we would like to generate an additional $1000 in donations.
We know that many of you may not be in the best shape financially during these challenging times, however, if you knew Sister Makinya or if you appreciate her contributions to our community, please consider making a donation, no matter how small.
Our aim is to raise the required funds as soon as possible, so that the entire process can be completed before this coming Kwanzaa.
Please feel free to contact me, Mary (Sabora) Hill, via the "contact" button below if you'd like to make other arrangements to share a contribution.
We thank you immensely in advance for your donations.
Click here to donate to Sister Makinya's Headstone Inscription Fund.