Here is a quick update now that the school year is underway.
First, a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to the members of Students Supporting KEEP (SSK) at John Jay Middle School! These students campaigned to designate KEEP as the beneficiary of the Rock the Halls charity concert at JJMS in June. This phenomenal fundraiser generated nearly $4,000 for the girls we support at the Kakenya Center for Excellence. Way to go, SSK!
The KEEP clubs at both John Jay High School and Middle School are going strong. The first fall meeting of the JJHS club, Students for KEEP, drew a record number of 35 students! These clubs focus on the need to educate girls worldwide, exploring issues of gender discrimination and social justice, while helping to support the KEEP/KCE partnership.
As you plan your final charitable contributions for 2018, remember that educating girls is one of the most powerful ways to raise communities out of poverty. Please help us fulfill our pledge to cover tuition expenses for every girl in the KCE eighth grade class. Before coming to KCE, many of these girls were at high risk for child marriage and FGM. Now, they are learning, growing and thriving. You are a crucial part of their success!