What is the Role of the Teacher? It’s Harder Than Most Think!

October 5 is International Teachers Day, also known as World Teachers Day. When I was teaching, the day was filled with handmade cards and DIY crafts from my students. At my school, teachers would receive a special lunch with occasional perks. Today is a day reserved...

Working Together for Kenyan Children

If you’re a keen reader of our news, you’ll know that collaboration is an important part of our strategy.  In fact, when we looked at strategic goals for 2018, the team noted collaboration and innovation as critical enablers of our success. The challenge with...

Dignitas is headed Stateside!

Whilst Dignitas operates out of Nairobi, Kenya, and has a keen desire to be situated close to the communities we work with, a few members of the Dignitas family are situated in the USA.  This includes our Co-Founders, Tiffany Cheng Nyaggah and Bobby Lee, and other...

Looking to the Next Decade of Dignitas

As I reflect on the last six months, it feels like at least a year has passed!  It’s been a really exciting journey so far and one I feel privileged to have been on. One of the tasks clearly before me as I took on the role of Executive Director at Dignitas was to...

Developing Literacy Skills at Home

Tips for Parents, Caregivers, and Families My fondest childhood memories revolve around literacy. Every night, my parents would read us bedtime stories. In pre-primary school, I played spelling games with cut-out letters. In the car, I would avidly read passing street...

Education: Imagining a World of Possibilities

I recently travelled to the village and I was able to visit my grandmother Angelina. When we arrived with my sister Angela and my brother in-law Sos Peter, she was sitting by the door and was excited to see her grandchildren coming to visit. As we settled in and began...

Parental Involvement: Does it matter in a child’s education?

The new Kenyan curriculum emphasizes the role of parents as integral to the curriculum’s successful implementation. This development requires a mental and societal shift in how parents and the community interact with schools and education. The perception (at least in...

Implementation of Curriculum Reforms in Kenya

Kenya’s Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD), the arm of government mandated to design and implement curriculum reforms, have started on a journey to transform the education of Kenya’s children. The implementation of reforms started in 2017, with the piloting...

World Development Report – Dignitas Reflections

The World Bank recently released the latest World Development Report and, for the first time ever, it was solely focused on education.  The report, entitled ‘Learning to Realize Education’s Promise’ calls for an urgent, comprehensive, and evidence-based response to...

Quality Education For All

In September 2015, a new global development agenda was adopted by leaders from around the world.  The Global Goals or Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity....

School Spotlight – Child Protection Officer Election

Children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential when schools offer quality education and a learning environment that values them and equips them to excel. Today, we profile a school that is working to create an enabling environment for their students to...