Education  Kenya Project #13015

Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!

by Kenya Connect (KC)
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Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
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Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!
Empower, Engage, Educate in Rural Kenya!

Project Report | Feb 8, 2024
The Wonderful World Read Aloud Day

By Sharon Runge | Executive Director

Librarian Esther Celebrates with Students
Librarian Esther Celebrates with Students

We celebrated the power of stories in a wonderful way on World Read Aloud Day (WRAD). 6338 learners at 39 schools participated in the festive event with a Read Aloud story, crown and badge making, and an excitement for reading. It's part of our work to build a culture of reading in our rural community.

In advance of the WRAD celebration, 35 teachers participated in a literacy workshop at the Library Learning Center. Led by Librarian Esther Muinde and Professional Learning Coordinator, Rebecca Akinywi Migwambo, the teachers discussed ways to engage their students with books beyond just learning from them "for the test." They also shared strategies on how to work with struggling readers and how to encourage parents to enroll their children in our library card program.

Literacy is at the heart of our work to lift students and the community out of education through the power of education. In addition to the annual World Read Aloud celebration, Kenya Connect works to strengthen education through the Mobile School Library Program, LitClubs and LitMoms, the Reading Challenge, Radio Read Alouds and the weekly free Saturday Storytime. With the only community Library for over 100km, our collection of 45,000 books delights children, young adults and adults. 

Support from donors like you have allowed us to grow our literacy work, especially to help us reach more future readers through the Mobile School Library which visits schools on an almost daily basis. Your donation also helps fuel our Saturday Storytime program. Most weeks children are lined up on Saturday mornings to participate in the Saturday Storytime since it's a fun and a safe place to explore ideas, knowledge and art.

Thank you for bringing the joy, wonder and knowledge of books to students, teachers and parents in our rural community. As we say during most literacy programs, "Shooting Stars" to you for your generosity and commitment to Kenya Connect.

WRAD Celebration!
WRAD Celebration!
Teachers at Nyaani encourage reading
Teachers at Nyaani encourage reading
Teachers Prepare for WRAD
Teachers Prepare for WRAD
Library Days!
Library Days!
Saturday Storytime
Saturday Storytime
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Kenya Connect (KC)

Location: Wamunyu, Machakos - Kenya
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James Musyoka
Wamunyu , Kenya
$267,394 raised of $400,000 goal
 
3,891 donations
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