The Flying Kites School Network
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.
In early 2018, we began our journey to scale our efforts across our district with the launch of The FK School Network, a group of resource-poor public primary schools working to transform their classrooms and communities.
The Flying Kites Academy
In the foothills of Kenya’s Aberdare Mountains, the Flying Kites Academy serves as a model school in a region where access to a basic education is not guaranteed. Here, vulnerable students receive access to a competitive primary school education and integrative support services aimed at meeting the needs of the Whole Child, such as nutritious food, clean water, social work services, and extensive extra-curricular programming, such as our Girls United Initiative.
Students at Flying Kites Academy just took their national exams.
Want to see what happens when vulnerable kids have access to a quality education and holistic support?
Traditional approaches to improving 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. Last year, our Village partners provided over 3,000 students in our network schools with access to uniforms and clean drinking water.