We set out for Kenya on the afternoon of April 20thfrom Austin, TX. We couldn’t wait to see the students again after almost a year apart! After a full day of traveling, we finally touched down in Kenya at 9pm on April 21st, where we were greeted by an
As you might have guessed, it takes a lot of elbow grease to create care packages for over 150 students! These bags of goodies make our students feel loved, so we try not to skimp when it comes to giving our students their gifts. Are you interested in helping us
Nairobi is a city that never sleeps. The entire town hums with energy, full of people from all over the world. The intersection of different races, cultures, languages, and backgrounds creates a unique experience for everyone who visits. What is the same for every visitor, however, are the friendly, welcoming
Whether private or public, primary or secondary, schools across Kenya require their students to have a uniform to attend class. Having a uniform goes a long way in contributing to a student’s sense of belonging to their school’s community. Unfortunately, it is often very difficult for students in impoverished areas
Kenya is the unofficial “Safari Central” of the world. The country has it all: great weather, amazing wildlife including the Big Five (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and water buffalo), snow-capped mountains, and miles of beautiful coastline. Couple all this with a diverse, friendly population and a steadily growing hospitality and
Established in Nyahuru Town, Laikipia County in 2006, Graceland Girls Secondary School is a top private boarding school for girls. Graceland Girls’ administrative team is led by a husband and wife who have both previously taught in public government schools. They are experienced in the teaching field, and seek to
Our Nature Day trip was a success!! Our students had such a fantastic time touring the Tsavo West National Park. Thank you to everybody who donated and made this trip possible, we sincerely appreciate it. We know this trip was a memorable life experience for our students.
We started our
Kenya has earned medals in the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) world championships. Kenya’s Rugby Team, Shujaa, won the Singapore Sevens Cup making international history and toppling traditional sports giants such as the USA. These successes were received with great pride and celebration in Kenya. The nation gained respect
There is a vast difference between Kenya’s educational system and the United States public education. In Kenya students go to Primary school for 8 years which would be considered Elementary and Middle school in the United States. Did you know in Kenya public education is not free? Parents are required
Hearts, flowers, chocolates, and Love, are some of the staples typically seen in Western countries around this time. However, not everybody celebrates Valentine’s Day in this manner. In Kenya, the public celebration of romance and love between couples is not the norm, it is actually seen as a taboo.