THE LIBRARY CAMPAIGN. For the 2018-2019 school year, the Kenya Connection Club has set an ambitious goal to fund a new library at the Flying Kites Leadership Academy. All funds are donated directly to Flying Kites and will be used to purchase bookshelves and furnishings, new books for all age levels, posters, literacy tools, and other resources. This new library will be unique in the community and will help improve access to books for FKLA students and their families.
ABOUT US. The Kenya Connection Club is a student-led high school service club at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi "ACS".
OUR VISION is to support and improve access to education for children in rural Kenya.
OUR MISSION is to build awareness about the transformational impact of education on vulnerable children in rural Kenya, and to contribute our support and fundraising efforts to benefit the Flying Kites Leadership Academy (primary school), and Teacher Training Institute.
Flying Kites is a US-based 501(c)3 registered charitable organization. They operate the Flying Kites Leadership Academy (FKLA), a student-centered primary school located in the foothills of the Aberdare Mountain Range in Central Kenya. In addition to providing a competitive, whole child education to some of the most vulnerable members of their rural community, Flying Kites has launched the region's first Teacher Training Institute and is partnering with neighboring resource-poor public schools to address barriers to learning and improve the quality of education throughout rural Kenya.
BACKGROUND ON OUR CONNECTION TO FLYING KITES. Kenya Connection Club was started in 2014 following a visit to Kenya by an ACS student. This is our fifth year engaging the ACS community in support of the Flying Kites programs. Several ACS students have visited the Flying Kites campus and personally know many of the students and teachers whose lives have been transformed by education.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!
For US taxpayers, your direct donation to Flying Kites (a US 501(c)3 organization) may be eliglble for favorable tax treatment - please consult your tax advisor. Finally, check with your employer to see whether your charitable donation may be eligible for a corporate matching program.