HerShot!

“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 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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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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The Empowered Woman

by Sharon Mwende, Kenya Connect Intern Every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day which has been observed since the early 1900s. It is a global holiday celebrated annually to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues …

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Check Out Our 2021 Highlights!

2021 was another banner year for Kenya Connect! Here’s a few stats: 319 Wings Poa Reusable Sanitary Pad Kits were distributed bringing our total to 890, 39,914 books were checked out of our library, 2564 PenPal letters were exchanged, 422 students participated in LUV STEM classes and 69 teachers were part of Empowered School Professional …

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Join Our Story and Make a Donation!

It’s GivingTuesday and we invite you to make a donation on GlobalGiving and your DONATION WILL BE MATCHED! Here’s the link: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/computer-literacy-for-kenyan-schoolchildren/ Your support will help launch our 20th Anniversary Year and will provide enrichment and empowerment programs to students, teachers, and parents at our 62 public partner schools. Would you rather send a check? …

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F5 Awards KC $50k for STEM Education!

Kenya Connect and partner SeaVuria were awarded a $50,000 Grant from F5 for our work to strengthen Secondary School STEM education through Teacher Professional Development, providing classroom equipment and enrichment programs, and a Science Extravaganza and Mentor Program. Connections are at the heart of Kenya Connect’s work and we are beyond thrilled to have a …

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Happy International Day of the Girl!

We’re celebrating the “International Day of the Girl Child” by sharing the hopes and dreams of girls who are part of Kenya Connect programs.  We are working to empower the girls in our community so they can live into their dreams and make a difference. Hear THEIR voices.  Support THEIR Dreams. “Terrible things have been …

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