KAKENYA CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE via Crowdrise
December 05, 2011
BENEFITING: KAKENYA CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE
The Kakenya Center for Excellence is a primary boarding school focused on serving the most vulnerable underprivileged Maasai girls. The first primary girls’ school in the region, the academy focuses on academic excellence, female empowerment, leadership, and community development. Located in Keyian division of the Trans Mara district of Kenya, the Center opened in May 2009 with 32 students. The Center enrolled an additional 31 students in January 2010 in fourth grade. The goal is eventually to enroll 150 students in grades four to eight. More information about the school can be found at http://www.kakenyasdream.org/.
As one aspect of the school curriculum, all girls have the opportunity to attend holiday health and leadership workshops, which began in 2011. These programs foster an inclusive relationship between regular students and local girls in the region.
I am fundraising to try to raise $500 to cover the cost of the t-shirts for a holiday camp happening December 5th-9th, 2011. The t-shirts will feature a message related to women's empowerment to encourage the girls to stay in school. This way, the girls will see the t-shirts often and remember to follow their dreams.
More photos can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/48251404@N06/