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Executive Director Sharon Runge named TIAA Difference Maker!

We are thrilled to announce that Executive Director, USA, Dr. Sharon Runge was named a TIAA100 Difference Maker Honoree. This honor is in recognition for the tireless work by Sharon to help break down barriers to education and through providing enrichment and empowerment programs to students and teachers at 55 partner schools in rural Kenya. …

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World Literacy Day 2018!

“Never ignore small and slow animals because they can do great things” –Matheka Students in Wamunyu celebrated International Literacy Day by reading books and writing a highlight of the story. The growing Kenya Connect library includes books written and authored in Kenya from Phoenix and Longhorn publishing companies, biographies and picture books from the U.S. and …

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Leaving my Comfort Zone: What I Did on the Summer Break by Bridget Suvansri

In a speech I delivered to teachers at our convocation last year, I challenged them to do something outside of their comfort zone. Little did I know that on the last day of the school year, I would be boarding a plane to Nairobi, Kenya, to do something way out of my comfort zone. I …

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Deworming: What’s That and Why Does Kenya Connect Do It?

Most of students at Kenya Connect’s partner schools live in homesteads without running water and electricity. Some families have water tanks that harvest water during the rainy season, but most collect water at streams, ponds, and bore holes. Most of the water is not treated and that coupled with the lack of hand washing results …

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The “R” in the LRC!

Resource: to provide (a person or organization) with materials, money, staff, and other assets necessary for effective operation Kenya Connect’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) has become the hub of enrichment activity in Wamunyu for the students and teachers at 44 primary and 11 secondary schools and has provided material and enrichment resources for the community …

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