FII Grant Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that Kenya Connect was awarded grants from FII to create computer labs and robotics clubs at three partner secondary schools ($49,965) and to install 10,000 lire water tanks at 26 partner schools ($50,000).  The computer labs are part of our goal to bridge the digital divide for students in our …

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Team4Tech Partner of the Year!!!

We are thrilled to announce that Kenya Connect is the Team4Tech 2023 PARTNER of the YEAR! Team4Tech, a non-profit impact accelerator, is bridging the digital equity gap in education to create inclusion and opportunities for learners in under-resourced communities around the world. This year, at their Lighthouse of Learning Impact Celebration, Kenya Connect was recognized for our …

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We Accomplished A lot in 2022!

2022, our 20th Anniversary Year, was outstanding! We opened the Library Learning Center housing the first community library for over 100km, a maker space, staff offices, workshop space, and a sound studio. We also opened the Dr. Isaac Minae EdTech Hub in our Learning Resource Center for coding, robotics, and graphic and web design. These facilities are providing 21st …

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Expanding Horizons!

Kenya Connect is expanding our students’ horizons in Wamunyu! The Expanding Horizons club was started as a pilot program in 2020 at Miondoni Secondary School with 28 students. A literacy empowerment program for secondary school students, we enrich students with life skills, communication, leadership, personal etiquette and hygiene, integrity, conflict resolution, empathy, and critical and creative …

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The Library Learning Center is OPEN!

The Library Learning Center is officially OPEN! Three hundred guests gathered at the Library Learning Center for the Gala Celebration on June 23. Distinguished guests including Vice Chancellor Professor Geoffrey Muluvi of Southeastern Kenya University, Christopher Machin, Cultural Affairs Officer U.S. Embassy, Steven Kilonzo, Chief of Staff for the Deputy Governor, Cindy Dyer, US Board Chair, …

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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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Celebrating 20 Years! Highlighting Teacher Professional Development!

Kenya Connect’s Professional Learning Coordinator, Rebecca Akinyi Migwambo, wrote this piece, “Professional Learning Communities:  The Hub to Upskilling Teacher Practice” in celebration of our 20th anniversary! Days, months, years, or even decades after graduating from teacher training institutions, teachers encounter many learning opportunities in the classrooms which are sometimes quite challenging to them but still …

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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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