Tag: Solar lights
Mwezi solar lights reach even more Kenyan schools!
More Kenyan primary schools are benefitting from access to Mwezi solar lights. From January 2020 to March 2021, we doubled the number of Kenyan schools we support to over 65, fine-tuned our mission and values, written our first strategic plan, and set ourselves an ambitious target to support half the primary schools in Kilifi and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]