HELLO Gotabgaa,


As we continue to deal with the CoronaVirus Pandemic, I would like to ask each member of Gotabgaa to pay attention to the advice from the health and Government officials.

The Gotabgaa Executive leadership has decided to initiate a Welfare Committee.


1. Chairperson: GI Vice President Jeanette Boit-Kania.
2. All Chapter Representatives
3. Spiritual Team: Rev Chebunet and Rev Emily Lagat



The Board has approved the committee. The purpose and scope of work to include but not limited to;
1. Check on our members wellbeing regularly
2. Provide guidance on safety and wellness of our members.
3. To organize conference calls for member meetings
4. To set up prayer meetings.
5. To guide members on resources available and how to tap into them.
6. Help members to navigate all networks to ensure our members’ safety is protected.


The committee looks forward to serving you and enriching the lives of the people they touch.
God Bless you all and keep you safe.



Erick Kebenei
(Gotabgaa International President and President of Gotabgaa International Board)


A majority of international students who come to the U.S. to study face challenges which typically include adapting to a new culture and financial sustenance. Mentoring such students can help ease the transition.

Benevolence Fund

A National Benevolence Fund has now been established and all members are encouraged to register as members so as to harness the power of numbers to their mutual benefit in case they lose a close family member.

Medical Missions

We encourage You to participate in our medical missions. Your tax-deductible donation covers transportation costs, lodging, meals, permit requirements, clinic, airport taxes and other requirements necessary.

Cultural Fete

Gotabgaa International holds an annual cultural fete that focuses on the learning and appreciation of the Kalenjin culture through games, songs, dances, storytelling, oral presentations, cultural dishes & more.

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Welcome to Gotabgaa International

We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization registered in the state of Georgia that is focused on connecting, uplifting and empowering individuals and families through community programs.

Our Mission

Inspire, connect and economically empower our members through education, networking, investment opportunities and cultural awareness.

Our Vision

Unite members and have a platform where talent, leadership, culture and innovation are nurtured.

Our Chapters

Gotabgaa Chapter locations: Dallas, Houston, Kansas City. North Carolina, Oklahoma, Wichita, Wisconsin, Washington DC. Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa and Dallas.

Interested in Our Programs? Let Us Know

Meet our National Leadership Team

Erick Kebenei

Board President


Jeannette Boit-Kania

Board Vice President


Janeth Ruto

Secretary General


Joe Sitienei

National Coordinator


Lillian Maswai

National Treasurer



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