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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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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Leaving my Comfort Zone: What I Did on the Summer Break by Bridget Suvansri

In a speech I delivered to teachers at our convocation last year, I challenged them to do something outside of their comfort zone. Little did I know that on the last day of the school year, I would be boarding a plane to Nairobi, Kenya, to do something way out of my comfort zone. I …

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