Infuse Learning with Music in Pre-K-8 Classrooms!


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Giving Learners A Chance

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kibera, Kenya
Map of Giving learners a chance Education is power as well as it is key to success.However,many people in kibera have found it hard to achieve this lack of proper learning condition accompanied by loud music from houses of sewerage trenches and general discomfort. Christ the king catholic library has given many learners including me a perfect chance to achieve their goals.Since i started visiting the library,i saw gradual improvement from a mean grade of c- to a mean grade of b- in my national exams in 2011.Though i did not get a government scholarship,i got this grade just because of ample studying conditions provided by the community library. Read more.
Related to project keywords: achieve goals, learners, get, learning, chance

Music As A Way To Change The Society

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
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Music as a way to change the society Music is one of the ways in which people communicate.Some of the songs have a message in which it has helped many Kenyans. Some of the songs have a message in which it has helped many Kenyans to help one another and live like brothers and sisters.This songs are to educate Kenyans.Some songs have educated Kenyans about various diseases such as AIDS and STIS.It has educated many Kenyans about the "EFFECTS of DRUGS" EKO DIDA is one of the muscians who has encouraged Kenyans to live a positive life.For example he has sang a song called "Ghetto love".This song tells us that when he Eko Dida saw the life which people live.He concluded to come with a song which educate people that even the rich people came from the slums. So this song tells us that it is only God who provides.It also since charity begins at home.This song tells us that we should live in peace and harmony.We should not have tribalisms corruption and nepotism.I think this man did a great thing in composing that song.It has helped many Kenyans to live in peace and harmony. Read more.
Related to project keywords: song, songs, music, come, way

The Ministry Of Education

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of The ministry of education All the people had gathered to be addressed from the ministry of Education. They had welcomed all public school head teachers and other village leaders. The speech was given by the District Educational officer and the Area educational officer. They promised to make new schools nd provide water in the schools. They also promised to make latrins for the school. Pupils were to have lunch in the school whereby kitchens were to be build in the schools. Books and desks were to be bought in the schools and make the regulary. Pupils were also to learn freely without any payments. Read more.
Related to project keywords: public school, educational, teachers, district, schools

A Role Model Institution For Change

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of A role model institution for change Mi name is Sheila Nekimo. I am in highway ECDE center.I joined this beautiful place in 2009 being assisted by my father.I did not know how to read and write but being in this school has helped me a lot.The teachers follow on you closely to make sure you get what you are being taught.I have learnt English and Swahili.I can recite poems and sing songs on my own.I can also write words in English and Swahili.We also play at school and enjoy a lot of fun together with our fellow pupils helped by our teachers.This institution has brought about this change in our community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sing, songs, teachers, place, play

Academic Advancement

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of ACADEMIC ADVANCEMENT My name is Magadalane ngei I am aged 11 and in std 4 in Ingavira Precious Academy i have since 2007 This school has been insrumental in helping me grow and develop into a responsible resourceful person There is wonderful commitment on the part of the teachers and their creativity and innovative approach on issues only makes matters even better i have a dream of becoming a lawyer in future. Read more.
Related to project keywords: approach, creativity, wonderful, teachers, future

Playing A Guitar.

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kisii District, Kenya
Map of Playing a Guitar.
The instrument i have t he best was a guitar. But it was going to be a lot harder yo make than a whistle. Still i was a friend to teacher there i had tried to give up again. In the era i decided to make sure one out of wood like that i had seen at the concert but with a round body and with four strins instead of six. He told me that her was going to buy for me a new guitar so that i can play. He was saying but i didn't see any changes. Read more.
Related to project keywords: guitar, see, teacher, play, playing

Permanent Jobs For Teachers On Contract

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of PERMANENT JOBS FOR TEACHERS ON CONTRACT Kenya National Union of teachers want government to fully employ the teachers who were hired on contract last year The union acting national chairman said it was against the law for the government to recruit w orkers and keeping them on casual term for more than six months.Noting that most schools face shortage of teacher he said the government had no business employing teacher on temporary term. Read more.
Related to project keywords: permanent, employing, teachers, schools, teacher
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Project Leader

Jessica Baron

Encinitas, CA United States

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