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By partnering with communities, educators, and government leaders, we are building the capacity of public schools to improve student outcomes.
After years of dreaming and planning, we constructed the Charles Wickham Academic Center, a multipurpose building that includes 7 classrooms, science and computer labs, and a brand new home for our Teacher Training Institute.
Our gratitude to the supporters who contributed to our Architects of Opportunity Capital Campaign:
The World Bank reports that only 35 percent of primary school teachers in rural Kenya have been given the skills they need to demonstrate mastery of the curriculum they teach.
Measuring our impact:
Following a year in our program, our end-line assessments found that every participant made improvements across the instructional areas, and 67% of teachers demonstrated overall proficiency and have graduated to our second year program.
Traditional approaches to improving primary public education in rural Kenya aren't working; too many organizations are operating in isolation, competing for limited resources and lacking a cohesive strategy. Our approach brings together government and non-profit actors in a structured way around the common agenda of strengthening Kenya’s primary education system so that more students can be safe, healthy, engaged, challenged and supported.
2018 Revenue: $2,111,712
2018 EXPENSES: $1,549,598
Flying Kites School Network
Next year, we look forward to welcoming Karati Primary School to the Flying Kites School Network. Karati Primary currently serves 426 vulnerable students.
Teacher Training Institute
With our 2018 Teacher Training Institute pilot wrapping up, we are gearing up to enroll over 50 teachers who instruct nearly 3,500 students into the Institute in partnership with The Dignitas Project.
Flying Kites Academy
With the completion of the Charles Wickham Academic Center and the on-boarding of eight new teachers, enrollment at FKA is set to double in 2019. We plan to break ground on our Early Learning Center in in September of next year.
During school holidays, we will host 91 grade 7 girls from across our partner schools for workshops focused on reproductive health and self defense, in partnership with Ujamaa.