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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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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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