corners’ mission is to cultivate resilience – to empower people in any corner to develop reciprocal relationships and sustainable economies.
In Kenya, corners’ Transformative Citizenship Program directly engages local educators, students and leaders in empowering their communities to cultivate resilience against crisis and poverty.
Mr. Leonard Abayo – Deputy Director
Mbeke School for Girls
Your donation will help us train Kenyan educators in 2016 to engage and continue our work empowering youth through the Transformative Citizenship Program (TCP). Train 10 educators, who will train 10, and so on…. These Kenyan Educators will then begin to deliver TCP for the long term; as we also continue to deliver TCP to up to 200 more Kenyan Youth this year.
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Friends alongside us on this path in Kenya–
Kenya Ministry of Education
and many more on similar paths.
We have been asked to run an expansion of the Transformative Citizenship Program in Kenya. We delivered a Kenyan pilot of our program last year. This expanded run will include training a group of Kenyan educators. We will also be inviting select Ugandan and Tanzanian educators to observe and be trained.Learn more
(for a fee)
Architect, Design Lead and Partner in corners, Coleman Jordan, is leading corners’ primary, field project. The “Joyland Rebuild” Project is the redesign and rebuild of the large secondary school in Kisumu, Kenya where corners also ran the pilot of the Transformative Citizenship Program. Joyland School and corners have a long and deep relationship.
This project is addressing two urgent and ever-present issues: Accessibility and Sustainability. Both the design and build process will be performed according to the highest international standards reflected in architecture today on these two subjects.
“Joyland Rebuild” is a project that has been recognized as planning a potential model for future public buildings, internationally. Coleman Jordan and a corners alumna, Alyssa Vanden Engel, will be presenting “Joyland Rebuild” at an upcoming ArchiAfrika conference – the Pan-African conference of leading edge architecture.
Filmmaker, David St. Louis, beautifully captured corners through the lens of a group of Canadians who participated in the Transformative Citizenship Program for post-secondary students & professionals at home; traveling to Kenya for their work placements in two of our Field Projects.
The Field Projects seen in this moving documentary short film are “The Ways of Wild Water Hyacinth” and “Joyland Rebuild”.
“The Ways of Wild Water Hyacinth” was a project done in collaboration with the women’s Cooperative of Asembo Bay, Kenya. This strong economic and social cooperative worked with us to learn how to use a plant that has been a menace (choking out Lake Victoria for years) as a truly amazing agricultural and economic resource.
“Joyland Rebuild” – described above.
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