Education
 Kenya
Project #5574

Support girls' primary education in Maasai Kenya

by Kakenya's Dream
Vetted
Jun 21, 2013

Updates from Enoosaen!

Solar panel installation at KCE!
Solar panel installation at KCE!

The past few months have been a busy and productive time at Kakenya Center for Excellence— our girls are filled with energy and enthusiasm and a continued desire to grow!  We are excited to share our news with you and update you on the progress of our program and our 155 amazing girls.

At the end of April, our school went completely off the government's electrical grid and switched to solar energy.  One Million Lights, a wonderful organization based in California, came to Enoosaen and installed panels on the roof of our dormitory.  Now, our entire campus is powered by the electricity generated through this system, including our computer lab.  The school and dormitory are now safer, brighter, and more conducive to evening activities. "We use the light to read," says Naomi, a 7th grader.  "This helps us when we are learning so that we can get jobs in the future."  

In May, we celebrated Games Day at the school, a fun day spent outside being active.  Our girls competed with one another in sporting events such as volleyball and soccer and participated in team building games and activities.  Like their counterparts around the world, the girls at KCE love to run, play and compete.  This month, our volleyball team placed second at the county level volleyball tournament!  The girls displayed amazing teamwork and sportsmanship.  We are so proud to have these young athletes representing KCE throughout the district. 

Our 8th graders continue to study hard to prepare for their national exams in November, which will qualify them for secondary school entry.  To give them extra motivation and an idea of where their goals can take them, we have planned a trip to Nairobi for the entire class in July.  The girls will visit top secondary schools, historical sites, and government buildings.  This will be the first time any of them have been to a big city!  We know that this trip will truly be one of discovery for our girls, one that will broaden their vision of the opportunities awaiting them as they continue on their path.

We hope that you know how much of a difference your support makes in the lives of these young girls.  Thank you for your continued support and for believing in our mission to empower Maasai girls through education.  Enjoy the summer!

Games Day!
Games Day!
KCE
KCE's incredible class 8 girls

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Kakenya's Dream

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.kakenyasdream.org
Project Leader:
Jennica Sehorn
Washington, District of Columbia United States
$8,817 raised of $10,000 goal
 
183 donations
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