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Monthly Review: Aug, 2020

 
Hello <<First Name>>, thanks for your support this August! It was an exciting month in Mwanza, and we're happy to share some of our newest activities with you.
Photo: Oliver addresses 23 Mwanza teachers on the use of comics in teaching
Monthly Highlight
You may remember that our Free Online Library project collects and posts educational comic books on a variety of important social topics for teachers and students to photocopy, including our own comic book for the TED Talk We Should All be Feminists, which included work from 20 artists in 10 countries.

This past month, our Outreach Coordinator Oliver Kimathi was asked by the Access English program to facilitate a series of virtual workshops on the use of comics for education on language and social issues in after-school clubs.

Afterwards, Oliver and our Programs Coordinator Petro Okoth met with members of the Tanzania English Language Teachers Association (TELTA) and other Mwanza teachers. They distributed copies of some of our favorite educational comics, on topics such as gender equality, sexual health and hygiene, bullying at schools, and even outer space, and discussed their uses.

Events like these boost the impact of our work while using materials already developed in the past, showing how even small one-time donations to our projects can continue to impact the community long after the initial work is done. We look forward to developing more educational comics soon, with an emphasis on East African writers and artists. Be on the lookout, and until then,
 
visit us at www.keshofund.org to help our students thrive!
 
Photo: Oliver leads discussion among 17 participants all across East Africa on how comics can boost literacy as well as helping students to enjoy reading and writing and to connect personally with topics.
Quick Monthly Stats

Textbooks to Schools: 146
Educational Comics to Teachers: 69
Breakfasts Served: 400
Students given 1-2 years of sanitary pads: 75!
Construction Progress: Walls built for Mihama Boys' Bathroom

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Thanks for a Great Month!

We couldn't do it without all of your help. We love it when we have opportunities for community engagement like this past month brought us, and it's due to supporters like you that we're able to meet with teachers, conduct local and international trainings, and partner with wonderful organizations such as Access English and TELTA along the way.
 
Thank you for everything,
  
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