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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Will You Support a Super Hero? #GivingTuesday

It’s that wonderful time of the year filled with Giving!  One special way to give this season is to make a donation that supports our Super Hero students in Kenya.  Did you know that most of our students are children of subsistence farmers, wood carvers or basket weavers?  Staying in school and achieving is very …

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Wings Poa: KC’s Reusable Sanitary Pad Program! See the Vid!

Wings Poa, Kenya Connect’s Reusable Sanitary Pad program, is helping girls stay in school during their menstruation.  We learned through surveying girls at two or our participating schools that 85% of the girls missed 3-4 days of school each month.  After using the kits for 3 months, we learned that only 5% of the girls …

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Hand Washing Stations + Liquid Soap + School Buy-in = Healthier Kids

By James Musyoka, Co-Founder, Field Director and Director of Operations While it’s a significant achievement to leverage local innovation to create and install efficient hand washing stations at schools in rural Kenya, it’s another to keep them all in use. Over the last five years, Kenya Connect has installed hand washing stations at all of …

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