1469 Mwezi lights given, 55 schools visited
Dorcas and Julia have been on a whirlwind tour of almost all of our partner schools since mid October, when schools reopened to class 8 – the top primary school year and the one we support. We promised to match one for one any lights they collected in, and to replace any lights that were […]
School’s Out until January 2021
In Kenya schools closed in March and will not reopen until January 2021. The government has decided that everyone will retake a year, although it is not clear what will happen with the youngest class and whether they will delay the start of their schooling, or will create a bulge year. It is very difficult […]
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 […]
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 […]