Africa SOMA Inc.

Africa SOMA sees education as a central tool in improving the lives of all people. In Kenya, progress has been made in expanding access to education, however large hurdles remain: quality is often low, secondary schools are prohibitively expensive, and often the most vulnerable groups, such as Maasai pastoralists, continue to be unable to access even primary education. Improving participation in schooling requires creative solutions that lower barriers to entry and improve the learning environment. Our programs aspire to contribute to such creative solutions. We work in partnership with local organizations and community members and promote community investment and involvement in all of our p...

Elangata Wuas Resource Center Executive Committee

Elangata Wuas Resource Center Executive Committee
Left to right: James Nkoke (Treasurer), Paul Koipitat (Communications Officer), Fridah Tantei (Secretary), Virginia Nkiiya (Vice Chair), Solomon Kereku (Chair) (view small | med | large | orig)

Mama Mtoto Storybook Program

Mama Mtoto Storybook Program
Mothers participating in the Mama Mtoto program show off one the storybooks that they are learning to read to their children, as part of an early childhood education program. (view small | med | large | orig)

Debate Club

Debate Club
Students from nearby secondary schools engage in extra-curricular activities at the community library such as the Debate Club, pictured above. (view small | med | large | orig)

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies
The Elangata Wuas Resource Center officially opened 2010. The opening ceremonies were a festive occasion enjoyed by the entire community. (view small | med | large | orig)

Art Exchange

Art Exchange
Students work on art exchange projects organized through Africa Soma at the community library. (view small | med | large | orig)

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