The Flying Kites Leadership Academy & Teacher Training Institute:
In the foothills of Kenya's Aberdare Mountains, the Flying Kites Leadership Academy (FKLA) serves as a model school in a region where access to a basic education is not guaranteed. Here, critically-poor students receive a competitive education, characterized by small classrooms, progressive course material, integrative care, and inspired teachers. In addition to our standard extra-curricular activities, programming at FKLA includes:
LaunchPad provides FKLA graduates with access to secondary scholarships and university loans, as well as workshops that help them succeed. Learn more >>
At Flying Kites, we value teachers as a critical factor in improving student outcomes and our Teacher Training Institute builds the capacity of local teachers in order to raise the level of education available to vulnerable students throughout rural Kenya. In order to share our model and increase our impact, our approach to teacher training emphasizes the Whole Child Model while helping educators to develop student-centered learning environments, emphasizing critical thinking and creativity within the classroom.
FK School Network
FK School Network
The Flying Kites School Network
The Flying Kites School Network is a cohort of resource-poor public primary schools. In partnership with the Ministry of Education, and in collaboration with select implementing partners, we support schools in our network with intensive interventions aimed at addressing obstacles to learning in the South Kinangop District, such as lack of water and sanitation infrastructure, school meal programs, and teacher training opportunities. By partnering with schools to support their needs and introduce innovative strategies to address their challenges, thousands more students will have the chance to be healthy, safe, engaged, challenged and supported.
2018 Implementing Partners: