Last week, our girls returned from their August break to find their classrooms and dormitories illuminated by solar energy, thanks to our partnership with We Share Solar! We continue to support girl’s primary education in Maasai Kenya through strategic partnerships aimed at improving the quality of education we provide. Each We Share Solar Suitcase includes high-efficiency LED lighting, a universal cell phone charger and outlets for 12V DC devices. This new source of clean, stable and renewable electricity will ensure our girls can study and feel safe at any hour of the day.
This exciting new addition to campus comes just in time for our eighth grade girls to start preparing for the national exam in November. Students, teachers and staff alike are all working hard to ensure our girls have the knowledge they need to perform well and continue achieving their dreams. Our holistic education model continues to produce some the highest test scores in the nation; last year, our average test score was 340, compared to the national average of 180. Eighth-grader and class president Naanyu says she is studying hard so that she may get into a top high school and eventually become a doctor. “Kakenya built a school for the community,” she says, “I want to be a doctor and build a hospital for my community too.”
At KCE, improving women and girls’ access to resources, like power and knowledge, so that they may achieve their dreams and improve their communities is at the center of our mission. Thanks to our partners, like We Share Solar, and the essential support of donors like you around the world, we are bringing these essential tools to the girls who need it most.
Our girls admire a new solar-powered lightbulb