Walk for Wamnuyu – Week of January 25th, 2021
Every year the students at SJPDS participate in the Walk for Wamunyu, a walk-a-thon on campus to help raise money for our pen pals in Kenya, specifically the Mbaikini School and the Mbaikini Special Needs School. The money raised has helped fund for a water storage tower, chicken coops, and furniture; help build and outfit a community center including a technology lab; and purchase headphones for the Learning Resource Center, fund computer classes for students at our sister school, Mbaikini Primary, as well as sizeable donations to the purchase of a school bus.
We are excited to keep our outreach tradition of Walk for Wamunyu this year. It may look a little different than previous years, but the kids will be moving through the Walk during their designated PE times throughout the week of January 25th. Please join us virtually to cheer on your child’s class during their designated PE class. A Zoom link will be shared by your student's teacher.
The money we raise this year will be used to purchase Kenyan authored and published books, to sponsor a month of Radio Read Aloud programs, (a Saturday morning Radio show that features a Kenya Connect student reading a story which is combined with a lesson and activity), to support 4 LitClubs which meet weekly with enrichment reading and literacy activities and new LitMoms program (which help women support their children in reading-- most of the moms never finished school beyond 8th grade so most find these sessions informative, enriching and inspirational.) The funds raised will also help to provide the materials like paper, art supplies, and books for the LitClubs.