Rolling Out the New Curriculum

There is a lot of hope for our government’s new standard curriculum. Our previous curriculum involved Grade 8 and Form 4 (grade 12) national testing. The new curriculum is slated to introduce similar national exams in Grades 3, 6 and 12. The essence of the new curriculum is to tailor an education system that recognizes … Continued

When Basic is Not so Basic

I had just got to work and was settling down when I heard a knock on the door. One of my female students was standing at my door with a worried look. I invited her inside and closed the door quickly: My instincts told me all was not well. We’ll call my student Angela. Angela … Continued

Making Schools Awesome Teachers Conference

Our third annual Making Schools Awesome teacher’s conference was a resounding success! This year, about 130 teachers from our twelve Village Impact schools attended in July at our new venue, the spacious Royal Green Gardens Resort. We decided to make the day more engaging, with short talks from three speakers and an afternoon full of … Continued

Our First Student’s Entrepreneurship Summit

After rigorous months of planning, the long awaited finally arrived:  We were hosting our 12th grade students from all three of our high schools for our first ever Students Entrepreneurship Summit! Our main objectives were to coach our students on life after their final examinations, and impart entrepreneurial knowledge to impact the communities which our … Continued

Education in Action: Breaking the Chains of Poverty

The sound of students running and whispering, and the birds singing were the background to one of the most impactful conversations I had while I was on my recent visit to our projects in Kenya this year.  I have spent the last six weeks on my yearly trip to visit our projects. As always, I … Continued

Welcome to the VI Family, Milkah!

Milkah is the latest additional to the growing staff of Village Impact and all of us here foresee us impacting more villages with her on the team. When it was time to have an additional counsellor, the challenge was to get a person who loved people and had the passion to transform lives. It was … Continued

Our Schools’ Performance in National Exams

At the end of every school year, the top grades at both the primary and high school levels take part in the national standardized test. These exams are crucial in a learner’s life because it is standardized across the whole nation and places their academic performance in context with the rest of the students in … Continued

Happy New Year!

Woohoo…We made it to 2019! Happy New Year, everyone! First and foremost I must say it’s a blessing to be alive and well this year. We can’t take it for granted. This year also seems to be more promising and we are really optimistic about achieving more than in the previous years. Last year, we … Continued

Team MORE Awesome | Donor Trip 2018 Reflection

The news concerning the annual Donor Trip sparked a lot of anxiety among all stakeholders within the two communities where we were camping. This meant impromptu meetings with both locals and the local administration in both areas and also the parents/teachers association, which is responsible for the smooth running of the schools. The community was … Continued

May 2018 Impacts

BARAKA SHALOM PRIMARY SCHOOL Baraka Shalom continues to be one of the best communities to benchmark. The school now enjoys facilities such as teacher desks, recently acquired thanks to Village Impact. They also have a fully functional computer laboratory, which has helped the students attain more knowledge on Information Technology. The administration block is now … Continued

Planting Update

Rain is more often regarded as a blessing but to others blessings that exceed their expectations end up being a curse.  While the rains might have had a negative effect in different areas of the land, in our school communities they have proved to be a blessing in disguise. Our schools in Lemolo, (Kimugul Primary … Continued