Catherine Miano - Pitch a Dream Workshops for Rural Schools

Katie, Co-leaders-Alvin, Sharlene, Wambui, Wamugunda, Joel, Ivy and Clare – Pitch a Dream Workshops for Rural Schools

Date grant awarded: 12/24/2017

Pitch a Dream is a nonprofit based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded by Catherine Miano and co-founders Alvin Kathembe,Sharlene Wanjira, Wambui Nganga,Wamugunda Mwangi,Ivy Njuguna, Joel Siaga and Clare Ibeere with a passion for providing access to books and mentorship to children in rural schools across Kenya. Pitch a Dream runs Dream Workshops for children in rural schools, an annual Pitch a Dream Tournament fundraiser within Nairobi and monthly Pitch a Dream BookSwaps to connect urban booklovers. The Dream Workshops for rural schools are the organisation’s flagship program. They are a yearlong curriculum designed over 3 years in collaboration with teachers and children in rural schools. The Dream Workshops aim to work alongside teachers in rural schools, for a period of one year, to cultivate sustainable reading skills, changemaking mindsets and a global perspective for the children.