Science in the Savannah: Hands-On Ecology Lessons Amidst Climate Challenges

In recent times, the educational landscape in Kenya, like many parts of the world, has faced unprecedented challenges due to the impacts of climate change, notably the severe floods that have led to the postponement of school re-openings. This situation underscores the importance of adapting our educational approaches to ensure continuity and relevance in times […]

Embracing Diversity: Nurturing Inclusivity and Understanding Through Homeschooling

At the heart of successful homeschooling is a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, where each child’s unique potential is recognized and nurtured. This approach transcends traditional educational models, embracing the full spectrum of student abilities and interests. April, rich with global observances such as World Autism Awareness Day, reminds us of the importance of understanding […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Empowering Voices, Inspiring Futures

For Women’s History Month this March, The Jungle Vines Gazette, an integral part of The Cole Kids Academy, is proud to commemorate pivotal women by recognizing their monumental contributions throughout history. This celebration is not just a reflection on the past; it is a forward-looking endeavor, aiming to educate and inspire the next generation about […]

Future Builders: Innovations in Sustainable Living – Kids’ Edition

In the heart of Kenya, a land of vibrant culture and rich heritage, there’s a burgeoning recognition of sustainable living’s significance, especially as we embark on Black History Month. This period is a poignant reminder of the profound contributions of Black innovators, inventors, and leaders. Their insights are not just historical footnotes but active inspirations […]

Eco-Explorers: Discovering Kenya’s Unique Biodiversity

In the serene grounds of Maxwell Adventist Academy, where I spent my high school years, mornings were often greeted by the sight of gazelles and antelopes gracefully grazing on the soccer fields. Occasionally, giraffes would join this peaceful assembly, a harmonious coexistence with wildlife that is a testament to Kenya’s rich biodiversity. This experience, in […]

Resilience and Renaissance: The Cole Kids Academy’s Remarkable Journey in 2023

In 2023, The Cole Kids Academy (TCKA) in Nairobi, Kenya, stands as a testament to innovation in education. This is a journey sparked by profound struggles of our oldest Cole Kid in traditional school environments near Portland, Oregon. Heartbroken by their distress and cries at each drop-off, we embarked on creating a more nurturing and […]

Unveiling Systemic Flaws: When Government Offices Break Your Spirit and Trust

Disclaimer: The following article discusses instances of discrimination, corruption, and lack of empathy. Reader discretion is advised. On October 31, 2023, a date renowned for spooky costumes and sugary treats, we were offered a different kind of fright—a deep-rooted, soul-shaking experience that unraveled at a shared city square post office in Nairobi, Kenya. The Harrowing […]

The Future of Education: Homeschooling at the Intersection of Modern Needs and Climate Action

In an ever-changing world that’s quickly adapting to new realities, the way we educate our children is also transforming. Traditional schools still hold significant value, but they’re increasingly sharing the stage with flexible, tailor-made educational approaches. And homeschooling, often heralded for its adaptability, is one such shining example. But here’s a twist—did you know that […]

Pioneers of Home Education: A Journey Through Homeschool Advocacy

From household names to unsung heroes, the world of homeschooling advocacy is a tapestry woven by diverse individuals who champion education beyond traditional boundaries. Delve into the stories of five advocates, some widely recognized and others quietly impactful, who share a common commitment to empowering families through homeschooling. J.K. Rowling: Nurturing Curiosity and Creativity In […]