Spring Bling Fundraiser is Back

Spring Bling Fundraiser is Back

Our annual Spring Bling fundraiser is back this year on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 &  7. Just in time for Mothers Day, we’ll be selling a large variety of quality items at lower than low prices. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE STAND TALL MUSIC AND BAKING SKILLS PROGRAM.  We need high

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On Site Improvements

We’ve budgeted for building a canteen and a new guard house, and we’ve contracted one of our vocational students to do the work. Ronald will be constructing  at Stand Tall during break in May. The canteen will sell goodies from the baking club as well as other snacks. There will

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Primary Leaving Exam Results

Our 2016 graduates all took the nation-wide Primary Leaving Exam and achieved top results. With 8 getting a first grade, 16 getting a second grade and only 1 getting a third grade, they were all deserving of a sponsorship but we had the difficult task of choosing 12 among them.

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Sponsors Change Lives

Sponsors Change Lives

There is no better feeling than watching our former students change into young adults, with advanced certificates in hand and finding gainful employment. Our first two graduates from St. Joseph Vocational, Christopher and Sophia, are both working successfully in carpentry and tailoring respectively. Each year we sponsor 10 graduates from

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The Stand Tall Baking Club

The Stand Tall Baking Club

We’ve engaged professional baker, Margaret Mukhaye, to start a baking club at Stand Tall. This term, level 5 learners meet with Margaret on Friday afternoons to learn how to bake, budget, record, package and market a variety of baked goods. Margaret believes that having a marketable skill right out of

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Making a Strum Stick Instrument

Making a Strum Stick Instrument

Stand Tall had the privilege of receiving Bern McLeod and Tracy Tomlinson from British Columbia at Stand Tall in March. Both are master craftsmen and musicians. The goal was to teach  10 children how to assemble a simple three string instrument, and also to provide the means to practice and

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A big Thumbs Up for our Grads

A big Thumbs Up for our Grads

Our graduating class at Stand Tall achieved the best results in their Primary Leaving Exams since inception 7 years ago.  These exams are held country-wide every year and the results influence which schools a child will be eligible to attend.   Eight of our learners made the top grade, and 16

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A Quilt for Stand Tall

A Quilt for Stand Tall

                This beautiful quilt is travelling to Stand Tall in a few weeks. It will be placed in the infirmary room as a comforting symbol of love and unity. It was co-created by the grade 3 learners of 2015 & 2016 and it

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Breastfeeding support in Nairobi

Hillman Medical Education Outreach To celebrate mother’s day in 2016 a team of postgraduate students from Department of Paediatrics and Child Health University of Nairobi conducted a half-day session on ‘Empowering Mothers to enjoy motherhood. The facilitators were Dr Douglas Gaitho (also the Chief Resident) and Dr Priscilla Nganga. Prof

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Prestigious Award for a Great Volunteer

Prestigious Award for a Great Volunteer

  UBC Volunteer Award Tanu Sandhu, a UBC student in the Faculty of Education, was recognized through the Community Field Experience Award for her work at Stand Tall. Recipients of this award are chosen for overall excellence in the field. Tanu did a three week practicum at Stand Tall in April during

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