My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Kenya Connect Inc, Elkridge, MD, USA
For me personally, my experience working with Kenya Connect was lifechanging. I was fortunate to travel to Kenya with seven other teachers from Punahou School (Honolulu, Hawaii). Our time in Kenya involved school visits where we taught lessons connected to literacy. In addition, we participated in a professional development day where we taught the steps of a writer's workshop. What really stood out to me was the fact that a very small, grass-roots organization is positively affecting their community in numerous ways. The initiatives that are currently underway (educational outreach, teacher professional development, solar lights for homes, compost toilets, sewing machines for a woman's group, reusable sanitary pads for young girls...) are all meaningful and cutting edge. James and his colleagues at Kenya Connect are humble, professional, action-oriented while at the same time being joyous and exuding positive energy. It may sound strange to say we really connected with the folks at Kenya Connect, but it is true! They became like family. With all that is happening in the world, this small organization is a bright spot and a model that I would encourage others to learn from.