This December marks a tremendous milestone for KEEP: The students we have been supporting for the past four years are graduating from 8th grade! We are delighted to report that each and every one of our girls has passed the Kenyan national primary school exams and has qualified for secondary school. KCE ranked sixth out of 500 primary schools in the county – and ten of our girls scored high enough to attend an elite national school! We are incredibly proud of our girls!
As these students continue on to secondary schools all across the country, they will receive support from Kakenya’s Network for Excellence, a program that provides mentoring, tutoring and scholarships to every alumna of the Kakenya Center for Excellence.
When the new Kenyan academic year starts in January, KEEP will begin supporting the rising eighth grade class at KCE. Plans are in the works for several of these girls to come to New York City in February to participate in the Montessori Model United Nations Conference. We hope all logistical arrangements proceed smoothly – KEEP your fingers crossed!