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April 27, 2012

East Africa: Homeschooling in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

By the EACH committee

Curt & Sandra Lovelace

In the hot and dry season of January 2012, the East African Community of Homeschoolers (EACH) held their annual conference from the 23rd to 25th in Nairobi, Kenya. We had the honour and privilege of having Curt and Sandra Lovelace of Lifework Forum as our keynote speakers. They came from Prague, Czech Republic, where they recently relocated, and spent three weeks caring for homeschool families throughout Kenya.

The conference was attended by an estimated number of 150 men, women and children of all ages from diverse backgrounds. We had Kenyan homeschooling families and others from neighbouring countries such as Tanzania and Uganda. There were also missionaries and expatriates from the USA, the UK, Australia, China, South Africa and Brazil.

At the Scripture Mission & Conference Center

We enjoyed the African and continental food at the serene Scripture Mission and Conference Center. This conference created an opportunity for Christian families of diverse backgrounds, locations, beliefs and livelihoods to interact and bond in a special way.

Amongst the other local speakers, the Lovelaces spent most of the three-day conference sharing with us from a biblical foundation on topics such as:

  • What is a homeschool vision?
  • How to develop a unique family vision;
  • Integrating games into learning;
  • The role of men and women in marriage and in the instruction of their children; and
  • The difficult topic of rebellion.

Children at the annual EACH conference

With their casual style, depth of personal experience and honest hearts, they left us inspired and encouraged to continue the journey of homeschooling. We were truly blessed.

The EACH Conference was organised by a dedicated team of Christian Kenyan and expatriate homeschool families.

Submitted by Mary Muriuki Director of Elimu Nyumbani, a homeschool organization in Kenya, on behalf of the East African Community of Homeschoolers (EACH).

Learn more by visiting HSLDA’s Kenya page.