Walk for Wamunyu – January 26th and 28th, 2022
St. John's annual Walk for Wamunyu to benefit partner Kenya Connect
will be held during PE on January 26th for EC classes and on January 28th for LS classes. 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 funds raised by students walking/running will help support Kenya Connect's new library and literacy programs as well as their STEM programs. Did you know that Kenya Connect is opening the first community library in over 100km? The LRC Annex, which houses the library, has 53 steps. Kenya Connect will be painting the steps with book spines and St. John's students are invited to choose what books should be painted on three of the steps.
The funds will also help provide more books to the library and will provide support to run the Saturday library program. In addition, just like St. John's, Kenya Connect is teaching students about coding and introducing them to robotics. The Walk for Wamunyu will help provide 5 Lego Education Spike kits to be used during school break STEM programs. Every step that St. John's students take during the walk enhances our enrichment programs and provides a fun and interactive programs to the 18,000 students at Kenya Connect's 62 partner public schools.
Please join us virtually to cheer on your child’s class during their designated time. A Zoom link will be shared by your student's homeroom teacher.