We are committed to providing our students with the best possible chance to succeed. We feel that education levels the playing field for all. We provide high-quality teachers and a rigorous course of study that prepares students for their compulsory test in the 8th grade.

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The strength of our school relies on the support from the local community, and in turn, our support of the local community strengthens our school.

Currently, we employee 23 members of the community at the school.

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Helping the students grow and develop through their educational experiences to become self-sustaining and productive members of their community is a goal of the Okari School.

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    Moonshine 2014

    When the Moon Shines in Andover, the Sun Shines in Kisii

    Every November, we hold our annual fundraiser in Andover, MA, which we call Moonshine. The sentiment of the event—when the moon shines in Andover, the sun shines in Kisii—speaks to the ever-present connection we have with the Okari School and the children who we help through the generosity of many. On our visits to Okari in Kisii, Kenya, we always get more than we could ever give. This event is homage to the open-hearted gifts these children give to us. As they sleep, we shoot for the moon to keep our promises to them. As we sleep, their endless enthusiasm for life keep us dreaming of more ways to keep the sun in their smiles.
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Margaret & Kwamboka’s Story

Margaret Okari

Margaret was the beloved sister of Kwamboka Okari, the school’s founder and Executive Director. Originally, Margaret Okari took in the first children after their parents died during the AIDS pandemic. More

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Changed Forever: First Trip to Kenya

Betty Mobbs is one of nine women who traveled to Kenya with Peg Campbell on their first trip to the Margaret Okari School in the summer of 2011. Her daughter, Penelope, was among the group that traveled with her.

“Spending time at the school, playing with the kids, meeting the teachers, staff and Town Elders, and offering support to Kwamboka enriched our lives beyond measure,” Betty shares. “It turned out to be a reverse mission, as they ministered to us—modeling joy in the face of great challenges.” More

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Little By Little, We Fill The Cup

Little by Little is a chapbook of poetry written by children at the Margaret Okari School in Kisii, Kenya along with children in the United States and United Kingdom, the first in a new series of books the Margaret Okari Children’s Foundation plans to publish annually about different themes relative to their lives.
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