COVID-19 Response

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The ABCs has furloughed our rural educators until further notice, with full pay and health benefits. In the meantime, the ABCs has pivoted to responding to the COVID-19 crisis by commissioning 2-layer cotton washable and reusable face masks. These are being distributed to vulnerable community members, community health workers, police, and others in need in […]

Teaching an All-Day Workshop for 20 Teachers and Staff

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Starkids Academy and Rescue Center, in Kiambu just outside the Nairobi city limits – what a literal lifesaver for some of those kids, and what an inspiring founder and principal! We were brought here by African Children’s Haven, who support Starkids Academy.       Rosalyn Kimatu and 19 of her young, dedicated teachers and […]

Our Managing Director on Chicago Public Radio!

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This is just a quick post, we’ve got so much to report and there’s lots more to come. Phylis Nasubo Magina was chosen by producer Alexandra Solomon to be interviewed live by the Worldview radio program on Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5. The interview took place at about 8 pm Kenya time Friday evening for […]

First Day Back in Nairobi

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Managing Director Phylis Magina and I had a lunch meeting with Betty Adera, Director of The Hope Program of CHF International, Kenya. Betty invited Phylis, and The ABCs, to join the KICD (Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development) last month. Phylis has been in several meetings with Betty and other NGOs since then, but this was […]

Our Managing Director Presented at Yale!

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Phylis presented our social enterprise pitch at the Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University in March. (Just a little behind with the posts!) I’m leaving this weekend for Kenya for two months of training workshops, meetings, and planning with Phylis. Can’t wait to see her, the educators, and Robert and the family. The photo shows […]

Condoms and donations!

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Welcome to our new website – this is my first blog post – and I’ll be updating as I travel in Kenya for the next few months. My husband Bob is coming with me for the first time, and will spend three weeks meeting the people I’ve been working with for a decade. Very exciting! […]