Sandra Thaxter (has aBig Heart for Kenya) Executive Director of Small Solution Big Ideas Newburyport MA
By Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
Video:Empower Kenyan Kids in Bungoma,Kenya
Empowering Kenyan Kids as Agents of Change in their Communities
This summer, the Bukokholo Primary School in Bungoma Kenya is hosting afterschool workshops for the children. The workshops will expose them to the issues within their community involving poaching and other harmful activities relating to the wildlife.
The kids have been researching the wildlife around them and have discovered that their government can be doing more to help. The technology we are providing is increasing their knowledge of their world around them and empowering them to speak up about issues that are important for their community.
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Small Solutions Big Ideas works to provide technology and education to underresourced children in Kenya to unleash their full potential and to create a sustainable future.
Our mission is to bridge the digital divide. We believe in the power of children, connecting people and communities, opening hearts and minds through innovative learning technology and programs.
We send XO laptops to the Bukokholo Primary School , in Bungoma County, Kenya. We have been working with this school for several years in order to better the education of the children in that community.
Donations and their Capability:
$800: will fund a trip for 40 students and 20 teachers to a wildlife park. Many of the kids have never seen the elephants and giraffes in the wild.
$60: funds one assistant teacher- trainee for one month.
$110: one program teacher leader working 7 days a week.
$100: funds one laptops which lasts 5 years in the field
$60: one tablet for students
$60: one month of internet services
$5000: Provides 50 tablets and Learning Software for a School. (brck.com)
Education is everything!
- Tech Geeks: Young or Old. Evaluate New Technology, Educational Apps, and Assist in supporting our sites with your skills.
- Teachers: mentor Kenyan teachers, teaching residency at one of our Kenyan schools, support our innovative curriculum development.
Be hosted by a Kenyan family and spend 6 weeks teaching in a primary school, add to it a Safari with one of our trusted guides.
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