Bags full of books and hearts full of hope

Children carry a lot of fresh knowledge in their minds. For everything else they have to carry, it helps to have a sturdy, reliable backpack.   A good day at school starts at home. When children arrive at school prepared to learn, it shows in their grades.  Sr. Janefrances and her team at the Mombasa …

Plant kindness during this season of love, growth, and blooming.

Spring has sprung! Spring is known for new beginnings; it is a wonderful time of year to brighten others’ lives after a long winter season. Chalice’s gift catalogue has gifts for all the milestones on your calendar such as baby showers, baptisms, weddings, birthdays, and graduations. There are so many great events to be celebrated, …

Lunch is ready! Asembo students line up for warm lunch thanks to Chalice donors

A healthy lunch and a focused mind go hand in hand. Hungry students at our Asembo site, Kenya, find they cannot focus or remain alert in the classroom. Research shows struggling students are more likely to drop out of school. Many people can relate to the difficulty of thinking, listening, and concentrating when they are hungry. 

Starehe girls’ bond with experiments…

There are no mad scientists here, only inspired students!  Through Chalice’s School Connections program, a Canadian school contributed to big changes at their sister school in Nairobi Kenya. Starehe Girls’ Centre is a national boarding high school for gifted girls from disadvantaged families. The school enrollment has been steadily increasing over the past few years, …

Canadian schools help paint a bigger picture

Meru, Kenya, is full of wildlife and wide-open spaces. The sunsets paint the sky bright and bold colours. The word Meru means ‘shining light.’ However, some areas are not shining quite like others. Kandubai Primary School was one place that was in poor condition. The area around the school is not well supported by public …