Young students in rural Kenya are not guaranteed a daily meal. It’s not a cliche. It’s not a sales pitch. One in four Kenyan children grows up stunted from malnutrition, and many teachers report hunger as the number one problem facing their students.
This holiday season, leave an empty space at your table and take a picture. It’s one thing to talk about Zawadi. It’s another thing to invite her to your table.
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Spread the word. Ask others to do the same. People can’t care if they don’t know.
A little goes a long way. $1 buys Zawadi and her classmates two nutritious meals.
And that’s it. When you use the #Zawadichallenge hashtag you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to travel to Kenya with Enso to visit Flying Kites Academy and climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Zawadi is perseverance. Courage. Hope. She represents thousands of students in rural Kenya who are struggling to learn in an epidemic of hunger. She's the symbol of hope we've chosen to rally behind.
She and her family of seven live in rural Kenya, at the foothills of the Aberdares Mountains. They're farmers, and they work hard to make enough to live. There's no money for books or uniforms. There's not even enough to guarantee they eat every day.
Without Flying Kites Academy, where Zawadi goes to school, she’d never have the same opportunities. She’s in 6th grade right now. Music class is her favorite, but she thrives in math and plays on the school handball team. Thanks to Flying Kites Academy, she receives nutritious food, clean water, and tools to plan for her future.
She is Zawadi, a hero of change and possibility.
HUNGER IS A SOLVABLE PROBLEM
Enso has committed to donating
to Zawadi's school and students
like her, through Flying Kites
GATHE(RING) FOR IMPACT:
A joint effort between Enso Rings and Flying Kites
RINGS FOR A REASON
Enso gives back to humankind. In 2019, we’re working with Flying Kites to help fund 25,000 meals for Kenyan students in need. Together, we can make sure these students are well-fed, ready to learn and feel our love. Rings For A Reason (R4R) is our movement to be a force for good throughout the world. A portion of every ring you purchase helps organizations like Flying Kites who believe that education is a path out of poverty.Learn More
ABOUT FLYING KITES
Flying Kites is a nonprofit organization transforming primary education in rural Kenya. At the center of their model is their Teacher Training Center & Academy - a hub for local teachers, and a model school in a region where access to primary education is not guaranteed. In partnership with Kenya’s Ministry of Education and other non-profit organizations, Flying Kites supports a network of resource-poor primary schools with access to learning resources, school infrastructure improvements, uniforms, clean drinking water, and school lunches.Learn More