Malaika Partnerships

African painting of dancers

African Elegance, Nigerian Painter, Benjamin Olabode Oyadiran.

Ken Morrison accepting award from Natalie Hahn

Kenneth Morrison, founding donor of the Malaika Foundation, receiving the 2010 Malaika Global Educator Award.

Mr. Kenneth Morrison

Malaika salutes Kenneth Morrison of Hastings, Nebraska, for the initial grant to establish the Malaika Foundation in 2007. He continued to be a major supporter and with his vision for Nebraska teachers to travel abroad, the Kenneth Morrison International Travel Fellowships were established.

Under his program, 18 teachers and three students traveled to Cambodia, Thailand, Tanzania, Italy, Greece, China, Mexico and Peru.

Mr. Morrison is an outstanding Nebraskan who developed successful agricultural businesses in grains, hogs, cattle, and Alaskan fishing. Also, he has pioneered developments in shrimp aquaculture, hatchery, and feed manufacturing. Kenneth started his career at age 6, working on his family’s farm in Kansas.

The Malaika Foundation thanks Ken for his early support, his generosity and his vision for global education in Nebraska.

painting of three women walking

Ariko with student

Ariko Kaziboni, a business teacher at Omaha Northwest, was a volunteer Opportunity Education Foundation Educator.

Malaika Partnerships

Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, establishing Listen to the Land Grants – Students a Historians.

Great People’s of Nebraska children’s book series through the University of Nebraska Press

Major donors:
Mr. Kenneth Morrison
Mrs. Marilyn Pierpont
Ms. Connie Rath
Mr. Peter G. Peterson
Mr. Sam and Mrs. Joyce Baird
Dr. Daniel Hillel
Mr. Robert James
Dr. Howard and Mrs. Elaine Banks
Ms. Susan Seacrest
Ms. Mary McClymont
Ms. Elaine Miller
Mrs. Jean Armstrong

Partnerships and donors:
Humanities Nebraska
The Nebraska Arts Council
The Cooper Foundation
Opportunity Education Foundation, Omaha, NE
Asia Society, New York City
Generation Study Abroad—Institute for International Education, New York City
Fund for Teachers, Houston, Texas
World Food Prize Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources-University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The Foreign Policy Association, New York City
Nebraska State Department of Education
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Omaha
The University of Nebraska-Kearney
Midland University, Fremont, NE
Concordia University, Seward, NE
Doane College, Crete, NE
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
Reach the World, New York City
Nebraska State Council for the Social Studies
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Word Savvy, Minneapolis, MN
Mr. Ronnie and Mrs. Molly Woodward
Mr. Russ and Diane Moravec

J.C. and Jessie Seacrest Family Foundation to purchase books for Clinton Elementary, Lincoln.

Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, establishing Listen to the Land Grants – Students as Historians.

Nebraska State Board of Education Adopts a Policy Statement for Developing Global Competence (view link)