We are beyond thrilled to announce….. drum roll please….. the creation of the LRC Annex and Maker Space! ! Thanks to a donor, we acquired land at the back of our existing property which is allowing us to build and develop a small Kenya Connect campus!
The LRC Annex will house a proper Library. It will be a library with a kiddie story time corner, study carrels, reading seating, and plenty of shelves to house our growing collection of over 10,000 books. The creation of the Library will allow students as well as community members to directly borrow books!
The building will have a small Sound Studio/Radio Station to create videos and radio content and to provide students with a hands-on learning experience by hosting radio shows. This two-story building will also house staff workspace and a conference room in the upper floor. Currently the staff is crowded in the LRC, and in order to grow and support our many programs, it’s essential to have more space. The LRC Annex will be solar powered and connected to the Kenya Connect internet. A front veranda will provide additional program space.
We will renovate the current LRC staff office space to create a Maker Space with a laptop cart, sewing machines, art materials, robotics kits, silk screening materials and other supplies for students and the community to create. This creative space will allow for entrepreneurial activities and student enrichment. The Campus will be flanked by newly planted trees and will include seating areas for reading and meeting.
We’re inviting YOU to help us bring this project to reality. We have already raised $85,000 towards the total goal of $100,000. Will you help us complete the funding?
You can do so on Global Giving by sending us a check or making a stock transfer. Gifts of $100+ will be recognized in a variety of naming opportunities.
We’re counting on YOU to help Kenya Connect make this project become a reality. We invite you to make a capital gift.
Our work continues to expand with a deeper impact reaching even more students thanks to you! We hope you’ll join us.