The Latest News & Events

Circle of Sisterhood Grant!

We are thrilled to be the recipient of a $10,000 Circle of Sisterhood Grant, Girl Power, Empowering Students in Health, Leadership and Life Skills, as part of  our new initiative to combat teen pregnancy and reduce violence against women and girls. During the pandemic, we saw 97 girls at our 62 partner schools become pregnant while schools …

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Partners Highlight Kenya Connect!

Our work is made stronger and more effective through thoughtful partnerships.  Kenya Connect has been partnering with LevelUp Village since 2015.  Since then, hundreds of students have engaged in STEM learning with LUV’s creative approach.  Global Scientists, Global Storybook Engineers and Global Conversations are some of the classes held in Wamunyu.  Not only do our …

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Teach 2030 with the Commonwealth Education Trust!

We are elated to announce a new partnership with the Commonwealth Education Trust!  CET’s program, Teach 2030, provides innovative content, accessed via a smarphone or tablet, which focuses on student-centered teaching and learning and is in sync with the Kenyan curriculum.  These “bite sized” courses are engaging and nurtures collaboration among teaching groups.  We are piloting Teach …

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Ford Motor Company Gratitude Grant!

We are thrilled to share that the Ford Motor Company has awarded Kenya Connect a grant to expand our literacy and technology program! The $5,000 grant will be used to enroll two more schools in our library program, purchase 500 Kenyan authored and published books and acquire additional tablets/chromebooks to use at partner schools for learning. …

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Henry E. Niles Foundation Awards Grant!

Did you know our Magic School Bus and Reading Rover Truck visit 21 partner primary schools? With over 4,000 library card holders, students check out books from our 10,000+ book collection. We are thrilled to announce that the Henry E. Niles Foundation awarded us a grant of $2500 for our Library Program. The grant will …

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

Who is looking for a fabulous Mother’s Day Gift for a great cause? Taryn Burns Yoga and Mama Burns (Board Member Lindsey Burns)  candles have teamed up to offer an “Unconditional Love” Mother’s Day bundle. Celebrate Mother’s Day with two hand poured candles and the opportunity to do yoga together. 10% of purchase is donated to …

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Thank You Gupta Family Foundation!

We are delighted to announce that the Gupta Family Foundation has awarded $32,500 to Kenya Connect. The funds will be used to support our Women’s Empowerment and LitMoms program, Expanding Horizons Secondary School program, GiveLove Compost Toilets, and operational support. Executive Director James Musyoka commented, “We are humbled and honored by the Gupta Family Foundation’s …

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A YES Vote by the Kwanda Village!

Kwanda, “a modern collection pot for black communities” made up of 2828 members (and growing) voted to fund our Wings Poa Reusable Sanitary Pad program. Based in the U.K., the Kwanda Village is investing in black communities around the world. Thanks to the members of Kwanda, 230 girls will receive Wings Poa Reusable Sanitary Pad …

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