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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KC’s Reading Program Awarded Grants!

Kenya Connect is ecstatic to be the recipient of two grants supporting our work to become #TheVillageThatReads. The Gupta Family Foundation awarded a 2019 $15,000 grant to be used for a 2nd vehicle so we can expand our library reach to distant schools ($10,000) and for operational support ($5,000). The $10k by the Gupta Family Foundation is …

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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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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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