Family and Friends,
I'm running the Boston Marathon for Flying Kites. Flying Kites belives in "eduction as a path out of pverty." Let us, together, provide a path out of poverty for these students in Kenya. Please consider donating. In the fall, will be traveling to Kenya to see all of the amazing work FK does first-hand.
Hope to see you on race day!
At Flying Kites, we are transforming primary education in rural Kenya.
Students in our rural district face insurmountable barriers to learning – including severely under-resourced public schools, a scarcity of proficient teachers, hunger, and disease. At Flying Kites, our integrative programs nurture students’ development academically, physically, and emotionally. In our experience, the delivery of quality education by engaged teachers within an infrastructure that supports an effective learning environment – including access to nutritious food – empowers students to develop the skills, resilience, talents, and emotional intelligence needed to build their best lives and positively impact their families and communities.
The heart and soul of our work, the Flying Kites Teacher Training Center & Academy, is a hub for educational innovation and professional development, partnered with a model school. Here, we develop and pilot the curriculum and programs that form the basis of our partnerships with public primary schools in the broader community, and provide opportunities for workshop- based professional development in our Training Center, and experiential learning alongside the educators and students in our Academy.
In collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Education, we have assembled a cohort of high- potential, resource-poor public primary schools in our district to form our Flying Kites School Network. Through this Network, the interventions that we design, refine, and implement at our Teacher Training Center & Academy are scaling beyond the gates of our campus to our partner schools, supporting them as they work to ignite learning and improve student outcomes. In 2019, the FKSN supports five public primary schools in the South Kinangop District, serving nearly 3,400 students.