The Latest News & Events

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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Calling All Educators: Looking for an Adventure?

Kenya Connect is offering our third Volunteer and Travel Opportunity for Educators at our Learning Resource Center in Wamunyu. The trip, designed to provide teachers a rich cultural experience in rural Kenya, is being offered in June 2018. Kenya Connect Board Member and retired teacher, Laura Carter, will lead the trip in conjunction with the …

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Kenya Connect 5K: Running for Education on Two Continents

It was a glorious day for the 3rd annual Kenya Connect 5K in Wamunyu. Running on the red earth roads through the market and up into the hills of Wamunyu, over 200 students, teachers, and community members ran the 5k race on a beautiful sunny day. A celebration of education, this event recognized Kenya Connect …

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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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Our Hands, Our Future: #GlobalHandwashingDay

Students in Wamunyu were invited to write and essay or a poem to celebrate Global Hand Washing Day 2017!  One of the six winners, Mercy, wrote the following Poem. Washing My Hands All through the day Killing those nasty germs Pushing them away Clean hands saves lives Our hands, our future  Before we eat and …

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Pan-African Awards Shortlist!!

We are thrilled to announce that Kenya Connect has been shortlisted for the Pan-African  Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education by the Teach a Man to Fish Foundation.  480 grant applications were submitted and Kenya Connect was selected for the top 50.  The selection of the TOP 10 will happen in the next couple of weeks. …

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Is there an Impact?

It’s 9:30 am and I am squished between my mom and the window, seated in seats designed for skinny eighth graders. We just left Kenya Connect’s Learning Resource Center and are headed to the primary school we are working at today. The trip takes us out 45 min. from the small village of Wamunyu into …

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KC15! Gala Info and Tickets

Special guests include: Mr. James Musyoka of Wamunyu, Kenya- Cofounder, Director of Operations and Field Director of Kenya Connect Mr. Tim Gregory, Washington DC- Cofounder and founding Executive Director His Excellency Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenya Ambassador to the United States Mr Exaudi John of Arusha, Tanzania – Owner/Operator of Allure African Safari Delicious cocktail fare …

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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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