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

My first week of orientation at World Teacher Aid

My first day of work at World Teacher Aid was exciting and I could not wait to begin working as a field officer. I engaged and worked with my colleague Sam, who is well versed with the area and has experience working within the organization. I was eager to learn from him, through verbal narrations … Continued

Start of School Construction at Ndatho Farm

From the last week of July 2017, we started construction of our third school this year in Ndatho farm in Subukia area of Nakuru, Kenya. The school aims to bring in students from Ndatho IDP’s resettlement farm as well as those from the surrounding communities since the IDP community is in closer proximity to existing … Continued

Sun Marco Farm

As time goes on, we have been accelerating our efforts to reach more communities. To this end, we have moved to a new community called Sun Marco farm near our first school Shalom. Sun Marco is located just 20 kilometres from Nakuru town on the opposite side of the highway from Shalom (Giwa farm). The … Continued

Digital Learning Programme in Kenya Schools

After years of promises and delays, the Kenyan government finally fulfilled a promise it made to transform the education sector through the use of technology in the classroom. Towards the end of the first school term (March 2017), the government sent each public school PC tablets and laptops to be used in their digital school … Continued

First WTA Teachers Conference

On 18th February 2017, teachers from all our project schools gathered at Hotel Waterbuck in Nakuru for the first WTA Teachers conference. The one day conference’s aim was to bring together the teachers in our projects schools into a common forum that sought to deliver on the second phase of WTA mission – making our … Continued