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Executive Director Sharon Runge named TIAA Difference Maker!

We are thrilled to announce that Executive Director, USA, Dr. Sharon Runge was named a TIAA100 Difference Maker Honoree. This honor is in recognition for the tireless work by Sharon to help break down barriers to education and through providing enrichment and empowerment programs to students and teachers at 55 partner schools in rural Kenya. …

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World Literacy Day 2018!

“Never ignore small and slow animals because they can do great things” –Matheka Students in Wamunyu celebrated International Literacy Day by reading books and writing a highlight of the story. The growing Kenya Connect library includes books written and authored in Kenya from Phoenix and Longhorn publishing companies, biographies and picture books from the U.S. and …

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Tablets Delivered, But Are They Used?

Here’s the picture of a typical Wamunyu classroom: cement walls with a few handmade posters of learning concepts, worn wooden bench desks that seat 2 to 3 students, a blackboard and a cracked cement floor. The classrooms are typically dark, but filled with the radiance of pupils, eager to learn. In 2017, the Kenyan government …

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The Poems of Book Day!

As part of the first Book Day celebration at the Learning Resource Center, three secondary students were selected to recite poems they had written. We invite you to enjoy these poems. Reading Is The Key Reading is the key to understanding It is the doctor to grammatical errors Reading aids in creativity Reading, reading is …

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900 Library Cards and Counting!

Do you remember your first library card?  Since January, 900 students have enrolled in Kenya Connect’s new Library Card program!  (the first ever library cards in this part of Kenya) We currently have seven primary schools enrolled with the Kenya Connect Bookmobile rolling into schools with boxes of books every other week! The students are …

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The Kenya Connect 5K was a Success!

What a wonderful Day!  The 2018 Kenya Connect 5K was a huge success netting over $9,000 for Kenya Connect’s work to empower and engage students and teachers to be successful in the 21st century!   RACE RESULTS We would like to take a moment to thank our Sponsors  Inside and Out Designs, Compass Capital Management, Swahili Village, …

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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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