Who We Are
The Kenya National Spelling Bee (KNSB) is a registered educational Organization in Kenya and is also a founding Member of the African Spelling Bee Consortium.
KNSB is Kenya’s largest English Language Spelling Championship started in a quest to promote a reading culture and help Learners improve their communication skills; develop & nurture intra-personal skills and values such as self-esteem,
Kenya National Spelling Bee aims to develop inquiring and open-minded Learners with excellent English language skills and self-efficacy.
Our mission is to motivate the Learners to develop effective communication and collaboration skills by working with learning institutions to assess the levels of literacy through strategic regular competitions and acknowledgment of effort and achievements.
The Role of KNSB
The primary role of Kenya National Spelling Bee is to promote a reading culture among learners. The championship is designed to provide students with the opportunity to read carefully selected content during their preparation for the championship and thereafter a platform, to pit their spelling skills against one another by applying strategies to help them spell both familiar and unfamiliar words correctly. KNSB plays a major role in the promotion of literacy by ensuring proper and polished vocabulary, grammar and writing skills, achieved through correct spelling.
The Kenya National Spelling Bee is responsible for several programs in Kenya including Spelling Bee Preliminary (Qualifier) Tests, Teachers’ Training, Spelling Bee Championships, Spelling Bee Carnival/Fun Day and Africa Championship.