Kenya Connect

Kenya Connect is working to make significant and lasting changes that contribute to peaceful productive globalization. We believe that the experience Kenya Connect provides to children are precisely those that inspire them to be "world citizens." Kenya Connect's mission is to promote cross-cultural exchange and grassroots community development through the establishment of personal and service-oriented relationships between children worldwide.
Oct 5, 2012

Home Stretch to the LRC Grand Opening!

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We're waiting for solar panels!

Dear Friends,

In April of 2011 we launched our campaign to build a new green Learning Resource Center during an Open Challenge. Thanks to your support, we raised over $28,000 and came out on top of over 250 other organizations to win the challenge, earning a $3,000 bonus!

Currently, the roof is on, computers are ready to go and the students and teachers of Wamunyu eagerly await the Center’s opening. The facility will serve the village as a community center and connect thousands to the 21st Century with computer training and access to the internet.  But we need your help to reach the finish line.

Our goal is to have the center open this November. Please help us raise $15,000 by October 31 so we can complete construction and install solar panels.

Donate on October 17 and Global Giving will match your contribution by 30%!

Thanks again for your support in making the Learning Resource Center a reality for Kenya Connect!

Peace,

James Musyoka, Director

We can
We can't wait to start using these!
Finishing touches.
Finishing touches.
1 down, 19 to go!
1 down, 19 to go!
Jul 10, 2012

Check Out the Red Roof!

Preparing the inside of the building walls.
Preparing the inside of the building walls.

I am so excited to share the most recent photos of the construction of the Kenya Connect Learning Resource Center.  As you will see, the interior walls are being plastered, windows are being installed and a red roof is being constructed.  We are thrilled with the progress and expect that the building will be ready in early fall.  Later this spring, Southern Middle School teacher Laura Groo will be bringing a small group to Wamunyu to work with Kenyan teachers on "best practices" in teaching and will also visit the construction site.  We look forward to their report.

Meanwhile back at home we congratulate Kenya Connect interns Aashi and Jordan for winning a video competition for their Kenya Connect video.  The $1,000 prize will be used for technology for the new center so they can begin their international book group.

If you are interested in the latest information from Kenya Connect including project reports from enrolled schools, additional photos of the LRC, and blurbs from Field Director James Musyoka, we encourage you to join the Kenya Connect Community Facebook page.

As always, we greatly appreciate the support that you provided to make this building become a reality!

More plastering.
More plastering.
The team is working hard.
The team is working hard.
The walls are looking terrific!
The walls are looking terrific!
The window grates
The window grates
An installed window
An installed window
Working on the roof
Working on the roof
The roof trellis
The roof trellis
Installing the roof
Installing the roof
Love the red roof!
Love the red roof!
The window grates ready for installation
The window grates ready for installation
Plastering the inside of the building
Plastering the inside of the building
Jun 6, 2012

Let There Be Light!

Future Windows!
Future Windows!

Exciting news!  The frames for the windows of the Kenya Connect Learning Resource Center have been installed. We are thrilled to see the walls going up and windows in the building.  Just imagine a group of students learning how to use a computer for the first time in a beautiful and light structure!  We are very pleased with the continued progress of the center and the wonderful team of craftsmen who are making the dream of a resource center come true!  We are especially fortunate to have James Musyoka, Kenya Connect's Field Director, supervising the project.

As always, we are deeply appreciative of the many donors who continue to give to this project.  Your support is helping to make sure the building will be equipped when it is complete!  Asante Sana (thank you very much) as our friends in Wamunyu would say!

We will keep you posted as the building progresses!

Another view
Another view
Windows
Windows
A glimpse into the construction
A glimpse into the construction
It
It's looking good!
A view of the structure
A view of the structure
Building towards the roof
Building towards the roof