Project #5574

Support girls' primary education in Maasai Kenya

by Kakenya's Dream
Apr 10, 2014

KCE Girls: Strong, Healthy & Active

The 2014 school year is off to a great start at Kakenya Center for Excellence!

Our new fourth grade class has settled into life at KCE, already standing taller and holding their heads up with confidence.  This incoming group brings our total enrollment to 170 girls in grades 4 through 8, the biggest student body we have ever had!

In February, KCE Board and staff welcomed students, parents and community leaders onto campus for our annual distribution of textbooks and school supplies. Each student received their very own textbooks in all 6 core subject areas:  Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Kiswahili and Religion; and teachers received guidebooks and resources to supplement their instruction.  While it may seem like a small gesture, our book distribution is unique and significant in Enoosaen, as many of our neighboring schools share only a handful of books amongst an entire class. Our girls are keenly aware of this reality and treat their books with care and respect.

Last month 170 uniforms were distributed to an eager student body at the Kakenya Center for Excellence. Thanks to the support of donors such as you, all KCE students received leather shoes and socks, a skirt, two blouses, a sweater, a tie and athletic shorts and t-shirts.  

Our uniforms give our girls a sense of community within the school and create an atmosphere of belonging.  In addition, our uniforms provide the girls with the privilege and responsibility of representing the school, the student body and their teams throughout the wider community.

KCE currently has two competitive team sports, volleyball and soccer. Both teams are coached by KCE teachers and practice regularly after school. The teams compete against 42 other schools throughout the district.  

In addition to team sports, KCE maintains an active and healthy student body through a daily fitness regimen.  At the end of each academic day, the girls participate in a run followed by group stretching and games.  Though the terrain is rough and sometimes muddy, the girls look forward to the end of the school day when they get to don their gym clothes and simply release all that energy and enthusiasm.

KCE girls are learning important life skills on the fields.  Through athletics, they are building self-confidence and learning the rewards of patience, perseverance, good sportsmanship, discipline and teamwork. 

The term has been busy as always, filled with dynamic learning experiences and new adventures and we are so thankful for your continued support!

Text Book Distribution
Text Book Distribution
Volley Ball!
Volley Ball!
New Uniforms
New Uniforms
Daily Fitness at KCE!
Daily Fitness at KCE!

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Kakenya's Dream

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Kakenya Ntaiya
McLean, VA United States
$9,257 raised of $20,000 goal
195 donations
$10,743 to go
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.