Keeping Going During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Schools in Kenya have been closed since 15th March. All of the schools that the Mwezi Foundation supports are in rural locations and the students live in very poor conditions. We have been unable to communicate with the teachers but we assume that it is unlikely any significant home learning has taken place, due to […]
The First Mwezi Solar Light Audit
One of the challenges we face is ensuring that our Mwezi lights are well looked after. We give light libraries of 16 lights to schools, who then lend them to pupils in remote homes. The pupils should share the lights between themselves so they can be accountable to each other. Occasionally a light will go […]
The results are in….
The 40 schools which the Mwezi Foundation supports in Kenya are sharing their KCPE results with us. These are the end of primary school exams which pupils take in order to progress to secondary school. We measure what difference our lights make by the improvement in average score and by the pupils achieving the highest […]
Welcome to our New Website!
Mwezi Foundation new website address We are delighted to be back up and running with our new website address. We have been publishing updates on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, but can now add much more content to the website. One of our direcctors, Claire, visited some of our schools projects in July 2019 with her […]
Mitsajeni Primary School receives their first Mwezi light library
The 43 students at Mitsajeni Primary School in class 7 can look forward to a brighter future after their school successfully applied for Mwezi lights. Dorcas (at the back of the photo) visited them in February to deliver their first light library of 15 lights. Dorcas was received with honour by a committee including Mr […]
Kikonde School is Standing up for Girls
Kikonde School demonstrates how tough life can be for girls in Kenya. At the Mwezi Foundation we like to celebrate how our lights have enabled schools to raise their average scores in the end of primary school (class 8) exams. However, Kikonde’s average has actually dropped this year. The girls are complaining that their parents […]
The Mwezi Foundation at full speed ahead
Elizabeth is back from maternity leave and has taken on the role of External Relations Manager, to enable us to build up links with local authorities and aid organisations. She is also responsible for our solar room light donations to orphanages and children’s homes. Dorcas is now focussing on schools as our Schools Manager. John […]
Expanding into New Schools and Orphanages
The Mwezi Foundation is expanding! We are accepting applications (forms available from firstname.lastname@example.org or Dorcas can supply them in Kenya) from schools and orphanages in south east Kenya, around the Mombasa region. We have given more than 50 light libraries to over 22 schools, and provided 6 home lighting systems to orphanages, with a further […]
The Mwezi Foundation is now on YouTube!
Dorcas, who has joined us while Elizabeth is on maternity leave (and hopefully will continue when Elizabeth returns to work), recently visited Mgome, Mrime and Mwanguda Primary Schools (they go up to Year 8) to deliver some more light libraries. She filmed the students who spontaneously stood up to give the Mwezi Foundation a vote […]