Day in the life of Teresia Kanyuga

“A teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competence and values”, according to Wikipedia. The definition in itself highlights the importance of a teacher within modern society. In most economies, teachers are deemed to be the most overworked and underpaid. They are often tasked with the roles of being mentors, educators and … Continued

Day in the Life of Michael Tonui

Michael Tonui is a teacher at Bright Hope High School in the Lemolo B community. He is a Mathematics and Geography teacher although he is also holding the fort by teaching Physics and Agriculture due to a shortage of teachers in his school. Bright Hope High School serves both the Lemolo A and B communities … Continued

School Updates – January 2018

The 2018 school year started on January 3, 2018. All our schools opened on this day with the brand- new schools (Sanmarico and Ndatho) officially starting on the January 4th and 8th respectively. Shalom Primary School The school started enrolling students into the new education system being introduced in Kenya. The school has 484 students … Continued

The New 2-6-3-3-3 Education System

Kenya is in the midst of huge change regarding its educational systems. As a growing nation, Kenya has been trying different education systems to better fit its changing needs. Since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1963, the country has had two educational systems and will have a third system this year. The new … Continued

Happy New Year 2018!!!!

Hip hip hooray! We made it to 2018! Happy New Year 2018 to everyone reading this. It would not be a new year without us recounting some details about our previous year as an organization. At World Teacher Aid, we had one of the most resourceful years yet! We started the year 2017 right by … Continued

The Art of Giving

One of the richest business moguls in America after the civil war in America, it was Andrew Carnegie who stood out and made the most impact. Born into a poor family in Scotland, he managed to make a reputation for himself through the steel industry to the point of even surpassing his predecessor Thomas Scott. … Continued

End of 2016 School Year

The 28th October 2016 will be the last school day for most of the students in Kenya. Those left in schools will be the candidates taking the national exams either at the primary school level or end of high school national exams. These candidates will be seat for their exams in November. Thus it is … Continued

School Feed Programs

Introduction In each and every educational institution, providing basic needs is paramount to enabling the basic function of learning. This is the true everywhere although the way such is implemented varies from place to place. One of the most basic needs that must be met is provision of food to learners to fuel them. Over … Continued

Plans for Program Expansion

As World Teacher Aid grows, we have decided to expand our program to do more in the existing schools even as we continue to build more schools. To this end, we recently held a principals (high school) and headmasters (primary/elementary) meeting to chat about what is ahead for our schools. The meeting was held on … Continued

2016 Donor Trip – Part 1

This year’s annual WTA donor trip took place between 2nd August and 12th August 2016. This year we mainly visited Baraka Shalom community in Molo Area, Nakuru County Kenya. The trip began with arrival everyone in Nairobi from 2nd to 3rd August. For the staff of WTA it also involved getting ready and stocking up … Continued