Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Kyaithani Cluster Schools project receives grant from Rotary Foundation

After almost 3 years of grant seeking effort, our project has finally succeeded.

Just before Christmas we received the news that The Rotary Foundation (in the USA) had approved our grant application for the enhancement of education within the cluster of 7 schools in the Kyaithani area of Kenya.

With all the grant funding our project will be able to:
1. implement a solar light rent-to-own program to provide a light for each of the 1300 students and teachers in the 7 schools.
2. implement a computerized Learning Resource Center in each of the two secondary schools.
3. provide certificate level online training for the 70 teachers in the 5 primary schools.
4. provide solar-powered teaching materials at each of the 5 primary schools.

The project will take about 2 years but we expect that the solar program and the implementation of the Learning Resource Centers will be complete in 2016.

Some of our 1300 students with the 140 solar lights from our pilot project

Thanks to:
our 10 Rotary Club sponsors
Rotary District 5040
The Rotary Foundation Canada and the Government of Canada
The Rotary Foundation (International), and
all our supporters of all our work iin Kyathaini.

For individuals and other Rotary Clubs, you can help our efforts at these cluster schools by supporting our scholarship program.  Check out . 

No comments:

Post a Comment