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 2

Our donor trip this year was one for the record book! It was full of wonderful unexpected surprises that once again contributes to the impact WTA is making in Kenya. This trip for me was one held with much anticipation since taking on the the role of Operations Manager for WTA. This trip sealed the … 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

First BOM meeting for Bright Hope High School

Last Friday, I attended the first official Board of Management meeting at Bright Hope Lomolo High school. It was the first BOM meeting held with official Board of Management members after transitioning from the interim steering committee that has guided the school since its establishment late last year. It was also first BOM meeting with … Continued

Construction Update June 2016

As the month comes to an end and the annual WTA trip nears, our various projects are going on well. We’re in a brisk effort to have every school launch ready for the trip. In Baraka Shalom (newest community), construction is going very fast in order to be (almost) done by the first weeks August … Continued

A busy time for WTA!

Its been a very busy few months for WTA! We are in the midst of building TWO schools simultaneously, adding a new full time Operations Manager and raising close to $200,000 in the last 2 months. It has been a whirlwind to see all the progress we are making. With the help of our friends, … Continued

Baraka Shalom stakeholders meeting and project launch

Last week, we held a stakeholders meeting in Baraka Shalom community (Molo) to officially launch the school project in the community. The meeting was attended by community members especially those with school going children whether at primary or kindergarten levels local leadership represented by the representative to the county assembly (who was the instigator of … Continued

Shalom Primary School starts a school farm

As I recently visited our first project school, Shalom primary school, I made one very positive observation. The school is cultivating crop to be used in the school feeding program. This may not seem like a major development to someone else but it is major improvement in such a school because it means in the … Continued

Thank You PLF Live!

Stu and I are always super honoured and excited to speak about WTA at Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Live Event. His family, team and everyone you meet in the room are all world class people with massive hearts. This year was no different. Together we were able to raise $148,000.00! We are beyond excited for … Continued

Introducing Baraka Shalom Community

As a continuation of our efforts to improve access to education, we are welcoming a new community into our fold. We will be moving to a community called Baraka Shalom in Molo area of Kenya. We are partnering with this community to fully develop a primary school right in the community. The community’s name translates … Continued

Reflections from a WTA donor trip

As told to Miranda Harpell by WTA donor trip participant Sue Diamond Potts “The community came out to greet us with song and dance.  The joy expressed on their faces and the children reaching out for our hands brought tears to the group’s eyes.” Sue Diamond Potts That was the welcome Sue Diamond Potts and her … Continued

Latest High School Nears Completion

For the last two months, the construction of Bright Hope High school in Lemolo community has been going on. Right now, the contractor is putting finishing touches to the first four classrooms and next week the students will be moving into the classrooms. This will mark the start of a new era-the official start of … Continued