Empowered Education: The New Norm

Empowered Learning: It’s about Empowering Teachers and Accessing More Resources in their Classrooms by James Musyoka, Co-founder & Executive Director Kenya Connect For many Kenyans seeking to have the best education for their children, private academies have been an expensive solution. By digging deeper into their pockets, parents can sit back assured that their children …

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“Lit” Stories!

Kenya Connect is partnering with LitWorld to offer LitClubs to students at two of our partner schools.  We’ll be sharing stories of what the LitClub program means to these students. Meet Ruth My name is Ruth and I’m in grade 5 and a member of the Lioness LitClub. My favorite subject at school is Maths. …

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We’re Excited! LRC Annex and Maker Space!!!

We are beyond thrilled to announce….. drum roll please….. the creation of the LRC Annex and Maker Space! !  Thanks to a donor, we acquired land at the back of our existing property which is allowing us to build and develop a small Kenya Connect campus! The LRC Annex will house a proper  Library.   It will be a library with a kiddie …

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Radio “Read Aloud” Reaches Learners!

Schools are closed in Wamunyu until September which means that the 18,000 students from our 61 partner schools are falling further behind.  With most students without electricity or internet at their homesteads and no “educational resources,” they have few opportunities for learning during the pandemic. In an effort to reach our students, the Kenya Connect …

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Highlights 2019! It was a banner year!

2019 was an incredible year for Kenya Connect! Of special note was the inauguration of the GiveLove Composting Toilet project, further expansion of our Library and Literacy efforts and the acquisition of the Reading Rover Truck, a record number of Level Up Village STEM classes and the launch of CoderDoJo clubs. We were especially thrilled …

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Joyful Giving = Joyful Learning!

Want to make a difference this holiday season?  Give the gift that keeps giving.  Your year-end donation will help expand our literacy and technology programs while providing reusable sanitary pad kits, composting toilets and deworming in 2020 to students and teachers at our 58 partner schools.  What’s on the horizon?  LitClubs, LitCamps, Coder DoJo Club, …

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PayPal Gives Grant

PayPal Gives provided a $6,000 grant for our new Empowered School Program being launched in January! The grant was recommended by PayPal’s employee-volunteer led Timonium GIVE Team, and it will be used for the Empowered School Project. This project is a pilot which provides additional teaching resources including math manipulatives, educational posters, books and art …

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I AM a Writer! Punahou School Teachers Facilitate Fabulous Workshop!

“I am a writer!’ stated Marissa Proctor, a middle school teacher from the Punahou School. Within minutes the Wamunyu teachers, Kenya Connect staff and colleague teachers from Punahou were all repeating this phrase. This set the tone for an interactive workshop for all participants. The workshop was focused on writing stories from the heart. After …

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Building Their Future BBQ Benefit Tickets!

Tickets are now on sale for the BBQ Benefit for Kenya Connect and El Hogar being held on Saturday, September 21 from 6:30-10:30 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Click HERE to learn more about the event and to purchase TICKETS! SEE the LIST OF AUCTION ITEMS! Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a …

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