Korando Education Center Selected as Site of New Library

KIWIMBI INTERNATIONAL, A non-profit organization dedicated to “partnering with under-served communities to create educational opportunities”, recently chose Korando Education Center to house their latest library donation of over 2500 books. As they celebrated this momentous occasion, Korando joyfully hosted for the first time both the Governor and First Lady of Kisumu, as well as the head of the Department of Education. […]

School Building Completion Project Underway

In early 2020, Ripple Effect Project successfully completed Phase 1 of our new building construction, resulting in a two-story building that offered Korando Education Center 6 brand new classrooms. As a direct result of your donations, this new building marked a huge milestone—and a major improvement from the previous structure which was flagged for not meeting national educational and health […]

Graduate Profile: Francis Deya Aila

Ripples Make Waves: A Life Changed by Your Support Meet Francis Deya Aila Francis Deya Aila, 22, graduated in 2017 after spending just one year connected with the Center. “Mama Dolfine found me at the last minute of my education,” Francis writes, “because my parents were not able to pay the school fees or cater to my school needs.” The […]

Denis Ochieng, Grade 4/5 teacher, details curriculum challenges

Editor’s Note: As previously noted, Kenya is currently implementing a new education curriculum nationally. Whereas the previous curriculum emphasized content, the new “Competence Based Curriculum” emphasizes hands-on skills. With the goal of building these practical skills, the CBC curriculum places a heavy emphasis on digital learning and uses brand new materials. New printed materials and electronic devices are now essential […]

2021 at the Korando Center

2021 has proven to be another eventful year for our friends at Korando Education Center. While in the shadow of uncertainties caused by COVID-19, Kenyan education changes and food supply uncertainties, those at Korando Education Center have continued to thrive. Dolfine currently has 87 children living at the Center and 213 children being educated at the school. Although Ripple Effect […]

Dolfine discusses the impact of COVID-19

In September, we asked Mama Dolfine to share with us the circumstances and challenges the Korando Education Center community has been facing. Note that this interview has been edited for clarity and length. What changes do you need to make because of COVID-19? The government is providing masks for the children in public schools, but since this isn’t a government […]