On March 18, 2020 the Kenyan Ministry of Education closed schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Kenya. This decision came 3 ½ weeks before the end of the first term of the 2020 school year. At the time this was posted, the government has not announced a projected date to reopen schools. As a result, 15 million primary and secondary school students are now navigating the challenges […]
I recently returned from my 13th trip to Kenya. I was in Miwani, Western Kenya. That’s where our local partner, the Miwani Community Based Organization (MCBO) led by Pastor Joshua Atieno Auka, and the high school STARS are based. During my 10 days there, we conducted leadership development sessions with the STARS. I also met up with STARS alumni who came to be with me and mentor the current STARS […]
What picture forms in your mind when you hear “high school”? Do you think of homeroom and lockers, eating with your friends in the cafeteria, attending multiple classes and waiting for the bus while it’s dark? Maybe school activities like drama club or attending football games comes to mind? If you attended an American high school, you likely experienced some of those things. What’s High School Like in Kenya? High […]
May is a big month for students: thousands are graduating and thousands more are celebrating them. $5.32 billion will be spent in this endeavor them according to the National Research Federation. Why do Americans spend so much to mark the milestone graduation? Because it’s a really big deal. A high school or college graduations represent the cumulative achievement of many years of study, the investment of family members and mentors […]
Updates! Now 10 graduates from higher education! Educating one is changing many! 7 now in high school and college; more will join in 2016! Ken to Kenya day after Thanksgiving! Website is being updated!
Verena and I had a safe, joyful and productive time in western, ruralKenya. In August, we were with the STARS (high school and college) and their mentor/our partner, Pastor Joshua, of St. Luke’s Ministries. MiwaniKenya: Verena (sitting), Ken (standing) and Pastor Joshua, (next to tree) with 26 STARS. We discussed covenant, encouragement, serving, entrepreneur, experience, and funds. The covenant is for the STARS in colleges and universities, not those in […]