A Call to Equity and Inclusion!

Dignitas was founded from a desire to respond to this very call!  When Dignitas founders, Tiffany and Bobby, began to explore the needs, and the strengths present in Mathare, one of Nairobi’s largest informal settlements, it was with a vision to ensure equitable,...

What is the role of the non-state sector?

When it comes to education, the role of the non-state sector has been a hot topic of late.  In part the global debate has been sparked by the launch of the Abidjan Principles, which “unpack and compile existing provisions in international human rights law and provide...

CIES Insights

In April 2019, Dignitas attended the 63rd annual CIES (Comparative and International Education Society) conference in San Francisco.  This year, the conference theme was focused on Education for Sustainability, attempting to answer the following question; “What is the...

Why I am a Proud Educator

Teacher Tabitha Njambi is a Grade Two Teacher at Flying Kites Academy in Njabini. She has been teaching since 1998 and she is passionate about supporting student achievement. We met with Tabitha recently to learn more about her experience as an educator and some of...

Tabitha is Transforming her Teaching Practice

Teacher Tabitha Njambi is confident, passionate and very organized when it comes to her classroom. She has been teaching for over fifteen years and she has significantly grown her teaching techniques over the years. We met with her in her Grade Two Class at Flying...

How are you making an impact in the world?

The world is a big place, but maybe it’s not that big when you focus on a specific area that you want to influence and make an impact on. Jinani Nissanka travelled over 6,000 miles, from Australia to Nairobi to join Dignitas as a volunteer for one month. We...

Vibrant Students Series: Meet Jean

Jean Jerotich is now is now Grade Seven at Brightburn School. She’s excited about 2019 since she has experienced several highlights so far. “Our school moved to a new space which is bigger,Tr. Florence has built classrooms that are spacious, and some classes even have...

My School Photo Exhibition – Part Two

For our Ten Year Anniversary celebration last year, we asked our students to share photos from their schools as part of – “My School Photo Exhibition” Students participated in the challenge to share images and captions of different activities in the school so that...

My School Photo Exhibition – Part One

For our Ten Year Anniversary celebration last year, we asked our students to share photos from their schools as part of – “My School Photo Exhibition” Students participated in the challenge to share images and captions of different activities in the...

Celebrating Highlights from 2018

The new year offers a natural transition, ending one chapter while beginning anew. It is a time to pause, reflect, and celebrate- and Dignitas has a lot to celebrate! From refining our program approach, to expanding our impact, 2018 was a dynamic year for the Dignitas...

Learning to Grow!

At Dignitas, we truly believe that a learning organization is a growing organization.  Reflecting back to 2018, we learned an incredible amount about our work, our impact, and our potential for scale.  This was significantly supported by an external evaluation of our...

What’s in store for Dignitas in 2019?

January is often a slow month, with people struggling to find their way, recover from the festive season and figure out how to pay the bills in 2019!  However, at Dignitas, when the office opened up for the New Year, we hit the ground running!  There is a lot for us...