21st Century Connections in Rural Kenya

 
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Jul 8, 2013

70 Students Graduate and Counting!

Learning new technology is pure joy for our kids!
Learning new technology is pure joy for our kids!

We are excited to share the progress of the Learning Resource Center over the last three months. We recently celebrated the graduation of 35 students of Wamunyu Primary School and 35 teachers who were the pioneers at the LRC. A total of 70 students have graduated since we began the computer literacy program.

 

Mbaikini and Kambiti Primary schools are our new schools currently undergoing computer literacy classes. We have enrolled 35 students in each of these schools making a total of 70 new students. These two schools are in close proximity to the Center. After about a 25-minute walk after school, all the students are seated for a 1½-hour class at 3:30 p.m. We continue our teacher training so at the same time have enrolled another class comprising 38 teachers from different schools who attend classes once a week for 2½ hours from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each of these three groups of learners alternate on different days of the week.

 

Nduluku and Sofia primary schools have visited the LRC for day long visits for a computer introduction class and basic keyboarding experience. At the end of their visit all the students have shown great interest and enthusiasm to learn.

 

Most exciting, this summer we were honored to host a group of 10 guests comprised of arts integration teachers, a computer expert, a librarian and other volunteers from the USA who helped tremendously in computer training, the networking of computers, and setting up a mini library within the center. The library has over 340 books; many of them by African authors or set in Africa.  We are thrilled that Carus Publications sent 40 of their children magazines including Cricket, Spider, Faces, and Muse. The arts integration teachers hosted a very successful three-day workshop for 38 teachers drawn from different enrolled schools.

 

Our goal is to train all the teachers from our schools and as many students as possible from all of our enrolled schools. As always, we remain most grateful to your great support that continues to sustain this training program. Keep up the good work!

 

The class of teachers in session
The class of teachers in session
Theresa Vorce helps in  cataloguing the books
Theresa Vorce helps in cataloguing the books
Laura groo leads a workshop on arts intergration
Laura groo leads a workshop on arts intergration
Arts intergration workshop in session
Arts intergration workshop in session
Laura Groo helps Kambiti students with keyboarding
Laura Groo helps Kambiti students with keyboarding
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James Musyoka

Wamunyu, Kenya

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Map of 21st Century Connections in Rural Kenya