Running to Read 5K in Wamunyu!

After a pandemic hiatus, the Kenya Connect 5K: Running to Read is back! 30 student teams who are members of our School Library Program will be competing to be the fastest team on Saturday, October 22. The day of festivities will include a Book Parade through the village, the 5k Race, inspirational speeches and the …

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HerShot!

“I am so excited to use a camera for the first time,” said Faith. She is part of HerShot, a new Enrichment Program for five girls at the Mbaikini Girls High School. HerShot, created and run by Nataki Hewling, is a program designed to open the world of professional photography to girls. Nataki sent cameras for the girls …

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

Who is looking for a fabulous Mother’s Day Gift for a great cause? Taryn Burns Yoga and Mama Burns (Board Member Lindsey Burns)  candles have teamed up to offer an “Unconditional Love” Mother’s Day bundle. Celebrate Mother’s Day with two hand poured candles and the opportunity to do yoga together. 10% of purchase is donated to …

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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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KC5K Run/Walk is NOW VIRTUAL!

As a result of Covid-19, we are holding the  KC 5K as a Virtual Race!   You are probably wondering what that means….. We are inviting all registrants to still run, walk, skip, hop, or couch surf on Saturday, March 28 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (EDT).   You can run/walk outside or on a treadmill. Once you complete the 5K …

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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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