Since we first opened our doors in 2007, we have been on a journey to ignite the potential of orphaned and critically-poor students. Today, Flying Kites serves as a center of excellence in our community and students are thriving thanks to our integrative programs. We are now ready to do more. Our Capital Campaign lays out a framework to significantly increase our impact.
In late 2016, we asked you to help raise enough funds to get 100 students off of the streets and into school, in 100 days. You did it in 40. As we watch our Academic Building rise from its foundation, we feel a sense of urgency that no student should be expected to come to class hungry, and we believe that no teacher should be expected to teach without the tools they need to succeed in a classroom.
The next building in our Capital Campaign has been designed with multiple purposes in mind, helping ensure that our students and teachers are poised to thrive in the classroom. This multipurpose building is expected to be the heart and hub of our campus providing (1) a dedicated facility to prepare and serve meals to more than 200 students and teachers per day, and (2) a flexible and high-capacity space to host comprehensive teacher training programs. We hope you will consider joining us to build this transformative building; we can't do it without you.
Leila de Bruyne Executive Director