November 2016 Washington, DC based artists Rosana Azar and Ali Mirsky, and youth coordinator Talia Orencel, brought the visual arts to Kisimani School for the first time!
Working with over 500 students, they helped to beautify the walls and the wells at Kisimani, leaving our school a more inspiring place to learn in, and creating a positive memory for our students.
October 2016 Friends of Kisimani School sponsors 10+ water filters made by Safe Water Ceramics to clean up the drinking water at school. Supporting a local business, and improving the safety of our students at the same time - win/win!
July 2016 Sports equipment donated for the first time!
$400 goes a very long way - one sponsor gifted our kids with new soccer balls, netballs, and jerseys for the Class 5 boys and girls. Now they can fulfill their dream of competing with neighboring schools, and represent Kisimani with pride.
May 2016 Kisimani School has a new playground!
With a donated budget of about $1,000, and a non-profit partnership with IBES, we installed a new playground and swingset for all of our students.
2012-2013: Computer support class once a week initiated, employing a local IT student to come after school and work with teachers on how to use the computers, printer and internet
2016: 5 day intensive teacher training organized and executed by James Losioki, held at the Academy training center for Off-Grid Electric.
Solar panel installed to power lights and outlets in all four rooms. 6 donated HP laptops, 1 HP printer. Educational painting on interior of all classrooms, 2 cabinets built to store laptops and materials.
2015: Additional solar lighting donated by M-Power
2016: Original solar panel repaired after storm damage, computers and printer usable again
2010: first 4 classrooms build in partnership with Build African Schools
2013: 2 classrooms build by the community
2014: 1 classroom build by the municipal government