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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Happy Menstrual Health and Hygiene Day!

by Margaret Mutune Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated each May 28th  “to break the silence around periods, tackle the stigma often associated with them, and raise awareness of the importance of menstrual hygiene for women, girls, and people who menstruate around the world”. At Kenya Connect, we envision a world where girls can play and …

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KC “On the Record” with Sheila Kast

Executive Director, USA, Sharon Runge spoke on the WYPR show, “On the Record” with Sheila Kast. She was joined by Rael Mutunge, a staff member at Kenya Connect and Catherine Streator, a student at the Garrison Forest School. They talked about education, literacy, and teen pregnancy in Kenya. Give it a listen!

Celebrating Our Library

Our new library is about to open and in celebration of National Library Week and our new library…. the only one for over 100km in rural Kenya, our rockstar Librarian, Esther Muinde wrote a blog sharing our work! Here’s an excerpt, “At the library, community members have been able to get reliable information. For instance, …

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Kwame’s in the Village!

Award winning poet, author, and educator Kwame Alexander visited Kenya Connect! As part of our work to build a culture of readers, we invited Kwame to visit Wamunyu to inspire our students and teachers through reading aloud, storytelling, teaching, dancing and playing with our community. Our students recited some of his poems, listened to him …

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The Empowered Woman

by Sharon Mwende, Kenya Connect Intern Every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day which has been observed since the early 1900s. It is a global holiday celebrated annually to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues …

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Sign-up for the KC5K 2022

Join us for the KC5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 26 at 9:00 am LIVE in Ellicott City, MD or VIRTUALLY anywhere in the world! Prices increase on March 7th so sign up today!

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: 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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