Kijana Educational Empowerment Initiative,
a non-profit organization, promotes and cultivates youth empowerment through educational development, cross-cultural dialogue, and sustainable and environmentally friendly economic growth, among rural Kenyan school communities and American school communities.
We have invested in 25 schools since our inception in 2002-2003. Our most notable investments have been at Mwituha Secondary School, Ebusiloli Secondary and Primary Schools, Ebukuya Primary School, Ebbiba Primary School and Essaba Secondary and Primary Schools. Thousands of students and their families have benefitted directly by our contributions to their school communities.
In October 2011, Kijana officers in Kenya and students in various schools planted over 1200 tree seedlings in honor of the late Wangari Maathai, who passed away in September 2011. Professor Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement- which is credited with planting over 40 million trees in Africa, was the 2004 winner of the […]
Ebusiloli Secondary School- our flagship secondary school- is seeing a large expansion of students going on to the University. This is a direct result of our longterm and sustained commitment to the school. In the early 2000s, Ebusiloli was sending at most one student a year on to university. Today at least 14 Ebusiloli alums […]
Students from The Benjamin Upper School International Club (in Palm Beach Gardens, FL) held a holiday book drive for the new library at Mwituha Secondary School- recently built by “Kijana.” The students collected 3000 books of a huge variety of titles which we will be shipping over to Mwituha. The diversity of titles and number […]
Students perform on the stage of the new amphitheater at Mwituha Secondary School- financed by “Kijana” and developed under the guidance of Kenyan architect Jeremiah Awori. The beautiful new multi-purpose structure will house thousands of books and encourage the advancement of the visual arts and architecture in western Kenya.
Members of the Mwituha School community are proud and appreciative of the new library/amphitheater we have constructed at Mwituha Secondary School The opening ceremony was held in July of 2011. Students have a new comfortable place to enjoy reading. We are busy working to add resources to develop one of the best and most creative […]