Kenya Projects

Mbitini Village Projects (Tula Thompson) - Kenya

My husband and I recently returned from Kenya where we have been supporting a village water project for the last 3 years (with generous matching funds from Rotary International). During our visit, we were pleased to see that the project is nearing completion (the well is operating and much of the distribution system is installed).  Creating a source of clean, accessible water addresses a major health and sanitation issue, reduces an enormous burden on the women of the village, who often must…

Presbyterian Church, Kiangua Parish (Grace Templin) - Kenya

Kiangua community comprises of three public secondary schools, five public primary schools and one academy. The schools have a population of over 900 learners with the secondary schools comprising a population of over 650 students and over 250 pupils in primary schools and the academy. The population in the secondary schools is increasing annually based on the quality education systems being implemented in the parish. This is a result of the reading culture introduced in the schools. Books…

Operation Gusii Books II (Paul Morande) - Kenya

For many years, Gusii Kenya’s rural schools have been severely underperforming in national examinations as compared to other schools in the region and Kenya as a whole. To improve education standards, book reading is a sure way to encourage good academic performance as well as provide entertainment to school students. Through the encouragement of reading, MKIDA hopes to improve the quality of education, student performance in national examinations, increase number of students going for higher…

Sachangwan School project (Philip Brachman) - Kenya

This is a very small young and remote secondary school in Sachangwan, Molo District, Kenya, that requests textbooks for their use. They will be used by 350 students in the 9th to 12th grades of the school. Additionally there are 60 students who are orphans after the famous Sachangwan fire tragedy that claimed over 150 lives. The school will appreciate any assistance accorded to them. The school, being in a remote area, will serve as both to improve the academic excellence of the students as well…

Books For Lamu (Lamu Youth Alliance) - Kenya

Lamu County is located on coastal Kenya along the Somali border.  Lamu is home to a rich Swahili culture and has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Although the region is rich in natural resources, Lamunians have suffered in recent years due to declining tourism, threats of terrorism, and poor investment in education.   The county falls below the national average performance for all educational indicators, and has a primary completion rate of less than 70 percent.  Less than 40…