The Latest News & Events

Running to Read 5K in Wamunyu!

After a pandemic hiatus, the Kenya Connect 5K: Running to Read is back! 30 student teams who are members of our School Library Program will be competing to be the fastest team on Saturday, October 22. The day of festivities will include a Book Parade through the village, the 5k Race, inspirational speeches and the …

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Expanding Horizons!

Kenya Connect is expanding our students’ horizons in Wamunyu! The Expanding Horizons club was started as a pilot program in 2020 at Miondoni Secondary School with 28 students. A literacy empowerment program for secondary school students, we enrich students with life skills, communication, leadership, personal etiquette and hygiene, integrity, conflict resolution, empathy, and critical and creative …

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“I am so excited to use a camera for the first time,” said Faith. She is part of HerShot, a new Enrichment Program for five girls at the Mbaikini Girls High School. HerShot, created and run by Nataki Hewling, is a program designed to open the world of professional photography to girls. Nataki sent cameras for the girls …

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The Library Learning Center is OPEN!

The Library Learning Center is officially OPEN! Three hundred guests gathered at the Library Learning Center for the Gala Celebration on June 23. Distinguished guests including Vice Chancellor Professor Geoffrey Muluvi of Southeastern Kenya University, Christopher Machin, Cultural Affairs Officer U.S. Embassy, Steven Kilonzo, Chief of Staff for the Deputy Governor, Cindy Dyer, US Board Chair, …

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The Day of The African Child

In 1976, children were massacred in Soweto, South Africa, for protesting against education injustice and inequality in the apartheid regime. Forty-six years later, the African child is still plagued with education injustice, inequality and harmful practices across most of Africa. As we honor the memory of those children massacred in Soweto, perhaps we should take …

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Happy Menstrual Health and Hygiene Day!

by Margaret Mutune Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated each May 28th  “to break the silence around periods, tackle the stigma often associated with them, and raise awareness of the importance of menstrual hygiene for women, girls, and people who menstruate around the world”. At Kenya Connect, we envision a world where girls can play and …

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KC “On the Record” with Sheila Kast

Executive Director, USA, Sharon Runge spoke on the WYPR show, “On the Record” with Sheila Kast. She was joined by Rael Mutunge, a staff member at Kenya Connect and Catherine Streator, a student at the Garrison Forest School. They talked about education, literacy, and teen pregnancy in Kenya. Give it a listen!

Celebrating Our Library

Our new library is about to open and in celebration of National Library Week and our new library…. the only one for over 100km in rural Kenya, our rockstar Librarian, Esther Muinde wrote a blog sharing our work! Here’s an excerpt, “At the library, community members have been able to get reliable information. For instance, …

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Kwame’s in the Village!

Award winning poet, author, and educator Kwame Alexander visited Kenya Connect! As part of our work to build a culture of readers, we invited Kwame to visit Wamunyu to inspire our students and teachers through reading aloud, storytelling, teaching, dancing and playing with our community. Our students recited some of his poems, listened to him …

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