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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Wings Poa Program Recognized!

The Goonj Foundation, India, recognized Kenya Connect’s Wings Poa Program as a Best Practice during their Menstrual Dialogue forum in May.  We were thrilled to be included with other NGO’s working to break down barriers and stigmas of Menstruation. Kenya Connect was also invited to present at the Mwala subcounty’s, “It’s Time to Take Action …

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Kenya Connect Awarded 15K PayPal Tech for Good Grant!

Kenya Connect has been awarded a $15,000 grant from PayPal’s Tech for Good Program for Expanding Technology for Secondary Students in Rural Kenya.  The grant was recommended by employees at PayPal from its Timonium and Hunt Valley offices, and it will be used to provide technology education and resources to students at eight of Kenya …

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Registration is OPEN for the KC 5K Run/Walk!

We invite you to join us for the Kenya Connect 5k Run/Walk being held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9:00 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City.  Winding through the beautiful neighborhood of Dunloggin, the race raises funds for the work to enrich education for 17,000 students at 55 partner schools in …

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Top Ten!

We have big news!  Kenya Connect is one of GlobalGiving’s Top 10 Nonprofits Committed to Impact! Look for us at number 4 on the list. This second annual list highlights 10 of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners (and five honorable mentions) that have demonstrated a commitment to impact through learning. Winners have earned the most points in GG Rewards, GlobalGiving’s way of …

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Executive Director Sharon Runge named TIAA Difference Maker!

We are thrilled to announce that Executive Director, USA, Dr. Sharon Runge was named a TIAA100 Difference Maker Honoree. This honor is in recognition for the tireless work by Sharon to help break down barriers to education and through providing enrichment and empowerment programs to students and teachers at 55 partner schools in rural Kenya. …

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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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