We invite you to join our community.
Below are some ways you can help.

Volunteer:

Volunteers are needed both on an ongoing and occasional basis.

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Presentations: Contact us to arrange a presentation four your school, church, synagogue or civic group about Kenyan education and our project. We can prepare a presentation appropriate for your group’s age and interests.

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Events: From time to time, we need volunteers for special events or activities such as culture nights, musical activities, or booths at markets or festivals. Sign on as local volunteer and we will call on your talents for our next activity!

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Special Skills: Are you an educator, health professional, crafter or musician? Are you a computer whiz or calligrapher? We have special opportunities for you. Currently, we are seeking a volunteer with bookkeeping experience and single volunteers or groups interested in helping to catalog the Simbolei library. Contact us about these or other volunteer opportunities. 

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In Kenya: Our volunteer team will travel to Kenya from June 30-July 9, 2017. If you would like to join us, email for further information to info@simboleiacademy.org. 

Donate:

Your monetary goes a long way in Kenya, no matter what amount you can give.

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2 bags of cement for construction or
4 classroom reference books or
1 student desk or bookshelf for the classroom

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10 picture books for community library and literacy program
10 insecticidal bed nets for the dormitory
5 bags of cement for construction

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1 battery powered microscope
Reconditioning for one donated string instrument
10 bags of cement

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Moves two loads of building stone (we need about 15 more for the whole project)
Equips five classrooms with screened windows with fire safety latches
(no local schools currently have screens or safe, relockable windows).

 

 

Other Donations:

Books: We need new or gently used picture books, young adult novels and non-fiction, and leisure and educational reading for adults. If you or your group would like to donate books, please contact us for details.

School supplies: We need new school supplies of all types including pencils, notebooks, markers, crayons and chalk. We can accept new or used calculators in good condition. Contact us for further details.

Musical instruments: We are developing a school chamber orchestra. We need donations of violins, violas, and/or cellos. We can usually arrange minor repairs. Contact us for specifics if you would consider donating a musical instrument.



While the bottom of the Great Rift Valley has a dry, desert-like atmosphere, the plateau, where Simbolei Girls' is being built, has a mild climate with temperatures all year round ranging between lows of 40°F to highs of 78°F.

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