Kensington Tours Is Proud To Support Girls’ Education And Empowerment in Kenya
We’re focusing on empowerment through education and career development by funding a new school in Kenya.
In honor of the International Day of the Girl, we wanted to share exciting news from Kenya and the great progress being made at Kensington Hall Oloosinon, the secondary school for girls that Kensington Tours is building together with local partners and the local community.
Located in the Trans Mara district of Kenya, Kensington Hall Oloosinon is nearing the end of its first year of classes, having enjoyed the newly-built classrooms, dining hall, and communal spaces. Most recently construction has continued on an administration building which will provide additional classrooms, teachers offices, a computer lab, a library and more. Ground has also now been broken for a second dorm, looking ahead to the school’s second year of operation where it will welcome a second class of students, adding to the 44 already enrolled.
The first class of girls recently received a much needed shipment of 50 new beds and mattresses for the new dormitory. More than furniture, these beds will provide better quality sleep, leading to improved learning and retention. Research shows the important role sleep plays in learning and memory, with students who received adequate amounts of sleep performing better on memory and motor tasks than those who were sleep deprived.
The long term goal for Kensington Hall Oloosinon includes the development of a vocational-style curriculum that will include skill building in agriculture and dairy production, and career development in information technology, accounting, and hospitality and tourism. This goal focuses on empowering Maasai girls to have access to the skills and training that enable them to succeed.
Kensington Tours is also an important funder of a local co-ed primary school, home to 700 students.
Want to help donate furniture, school equipment or sponsor a girl? Contact our Director of Giving Madelaine.Emberson@kensingtontours.com to find out how you can help.
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