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
Mbeka School for Girls
Your donation will help us to continue to train Kenyan educators in 2017 to deliver the Transformative Citizenship Program (TCP), engaging and empowering Kenyan youth. Train 10 educators, who will train 10 more, and so on. In 2017, 200 Kenyan secondary students will graduate from Transformative Citizenship and Kenya’s Ministry of Education is adopting it as a formal curriculum.
Boris Woloschuk, one of corners’ strongest and biggest supporters, and the much beloved father of corners’ Chair, Quentin Hill passed away on November 3rd, following a two-year struggle with cancer and a weakened heart. Though physically weakened, his heart remained expansive, open and kind.
corners and Transformative Citizenship would not exist without him and we are blessed to have his request that donations in tribute to him be made to this work.
Transformative Citizenship costs a minimum of $15,000/phase. Each dollar donated means a great deal. The next phase is planned for late December through February.
If you would like to donate in Boris’ name, please send a cheque payable to corners. Inc. c/o 3550 Concession 14, Riceville ON K0B 1G0
or scroll down and email us below for information on 1) e-transfer donations or 2) large donations for which tax exempt receipts are essential. As a not-for-profit, corners gives only general receipts, but can process donations through our foundation, if necessary. It is a costly but straightforward process which we would gratefully facilitate for you.
We will update you on the proceeds, December 1st.
Lala salama, Dad. Sleep well. I thank you for this bittersweet surprise with my whole heart. xxo, Q
Friends alongside us on this path in Kenya–
Kenya Ministry of Education
and many more on similar paths.
We were asked to run an expansion of the Transformative Citizenship Program in Kenya and have been doing so through 2016. We delivered a Kenyan pilot of our program in 2014. This expanded run includes 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.
Enjoy the film!
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