Education
 Kenya
Project #13015

Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!

by Kenya Connect (KC)
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Summary

In 2012, Kenya Connect opened a solar-powered computer Learning Resource Center. This facility offers students and teachers from our 54 enrolled schools to gain access to reading materials, STEAM programs including robotics, and coding and computer literacy. This coupled with our programs to breakdown barriers to education including our reusable sanitary pad and our rent-to-own solar light programs, the installation of water tanks and hand washing stations is transforming education in Wamunyu.
$40,000
total goal
$7,744
remaining
187
donors
16
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

In rural Kenya, the average student to teacher ratio is 50 to 1. Our partner schools are poorly supplied with resources and the majority of them are without electricity. Children are literally left behind in the 21st century, struggling to keep up literacy levels, and not being exposed to computers, they lack basic technology skills, and do not have access to STEAM programs. They also face barriers including the lack of clean water, no lights at home and few menstrual cycle options.

Solution

Our Learning Resource Center is equipped with 30 computers offering students and teachers the opportunity to join the 21st century with basic computer training and internet access which opens doors to the world.. We now also offer STEAM classes in coding, 3D printing, and CAD. The LRC's library provides age appropriate books and magazines in English and Kiswahili. Through KC's work families can purchase "rent-to-own" solar lights and have access to reusable sanitary pads for their children.

Long-Term Impact

Literacy measurements and national test scores will improve. More students will graduate from primary and secondary school and be college ready. Students and teachers will be computer literate and gain 21st Century skills for the marketplace.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.kenyaconnect.org
Kenya Connect website
Solar Light Project
STEAM Education and Kenya Connect
Teacher Workshops in Kenya (see pages 12-16)

Organization Information

Kenya Connect (KC)

Location: Wamunyu, Machakos - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​kenyaconnect.org
Project Leader:
James Musyoka
Wamunyu, Kenya
2016 Year End Campaign
Time left to give
$32,256 raised of $40,000 goal
 
525 donations
$7,744 to go
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