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Flying Kites School Network


OUR WORK

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Flying Kites School Network


OUR WORK

 
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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.

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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.

TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTE:

Although enrollment in primary education has risen dramatically across Kenya in recent years, increased access has not necessarily resulted in increased learning, as many students in rural communities remain functionally illiterate or innumerate despite having completed multiple years of schooling. Studies from across Kenya’s education sphere point to this undeniable connection between unsupported teachers and underperforming students.

At Flying Kites, we recognize that engaged and supported teachers are a critical factor influencing student achievement. In collaboration with our partners, Flying Kites operates our district’s first Teacher Training Institute in order to equip teachers in our communities with the tools they need to improve student outcomes.

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2019 Implementing Partners:

 
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Flying Kites Academy


Flying Kites Academy


 
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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.

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Meet Brian:

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Meet Doreen:

 
 
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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?

 
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Village


Village


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The Village

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.