In October of 2017, we broke ground on the
Charles Wickham Academic Center
This multipurpose, state-of-the-art facility will enable Flying Kites to provide a competitive and holistic education to 200 vulnerable students, in addition to serving as home to Njabini's first-ever Teacher Training Institute, allowing us to share our model with more than 450 teachers. These teachers work with 22,500+ students across the region, and with the training and support the Institute will provide will be better equipped to move more children out of poverty.
A Model School:
In sub-Saharan Africa, eleven million children leave school before completing fifth grade. In rural Kenya, students who are lucky enough to be in school face often insurmountable barriers to learning, including hunger, disease, and lack of access to trained and supported teachers. At Flying Kites, we believe that education is a path out of poverty and vital to alleviating suffering, increasing gender equality, and promoting economic sustainability. We recognize that in order to be successful, vulnerable students need access to nutritious food and clean water, health and sanitation services, a child-centered learning environment and qualified, supported, inspired teachers.
Since 2007, our integrative programs have been giving critically-poor students the tools they need to build their best lives and positively impact their families, communities, and country. Read more about our school here >>
A Teacher Training Institute:
Beyond the gates of our campus are schools struggling to provide students with the fundamentals of a primary education, largely as a result of teachers who simply lack access to the kind of training that fosters and improves their own basic teaching skills.
We recognize that educators are the most important factor in improving student outcomes. The Charles Wickham Academic Center will allow us to partner with resource-poor schools in order to deliver comprehensive teacher trainings, alongside Kenya's leading experts in education, our partners at Dignitas, in order to ensure that more students can access high-quality education and create a path out of poverty for themselves, their families and communities.