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We're Excited! LRC Annex and Maker Space!

by Kenya Connect (KC)
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We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!
We're Excited!  LRC Annex and Maker Space!

Summary

We're EXCITED to build the LRC Annex which includes a Library to house our 10000+ book collection with a "kiddie" reading corner, study carrels, and reading seating, a Sound Studio/Radio Station, and office and meeting Space. This LRC Annex allows for the renovation of the current Learning Resource Center to create a Maker Space. This project provides dynamic enrichment programs to the 18,000 students, 500 teachers and their families in our rural Kenyan community.

$50,000
total goal
$21,701
remaining
92
donors
0
monthly donors
1
month

Challenge

Our programs have grown and our staff has expanded! When we opened the Learning Resource Center in 2012 we had a staff of three. We now have a team of 12 and our program reach has significantly increased. Partnering with 61 schools representing 18,000 students and 500 teachers has put pressure on our existing space. These students are in desperate need of technology and literacy enrichment and teachers are requesting professional development programs.

Solution

The LRC Annex and LRC renovations will provide new space for workshops, programs and learning. An innovative "Maker Space" will include sewing machines, art supplies, a computer cart and robotics materials. A sound studio/radio station housed in the space will allow for a new mode of reaching students while providing educational experiences for them. A "proper" library housing our 10,000 books will provide students, teachers and community members the opportunity to borrow books and read.

Long-Term Impact

The LRC Annex and Library will educate 18,000 students, 500 teachers and community members through providing innovative programs, workshops, and resources at the LRC Annex and Library. This project will lift the community out of extreme poverty through the power of education. This dynamic space will spark creativity, micro-enterprises and improved modes of learning.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​kenyaconnect.org
Overview of Kenya Connect!
KC's Co-Founder/​Executive Director, James Musyoka

Organization Information

Kenya Connect (KC)

Location: Wamunyu, Machakos - Kenya
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @KenyaConnect
Project Leader:
James Musyoka
Wamunyu, Machakos Kenya
$28,299 raised of $50,000 goal
 
97 donations
$21,701 to go
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