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Aug 23, 2019

Technology

Create your own environment
Create your own environment

SEAM has been carrying on well with its learning activities. The children's garden has progressed well, and they continue to collect and use learning materials and games from generous people around the world. 

This year we the managing team for SEAM had hoped to raise enough funds to install a solar system at the library, so that the children can watch learning shows and have access to the internet. Since all the children at SEAM are form the rural community, we also felt having an example of what solar energy can do, would be a great learning experience for them. It would enable the children to experience alternative sources of clean energy, that they can incorporate into their lives as they grow older. A new way of thinking. 

Our most recent campaign went well and we are hopeful that our next step to install solar energy will be a success. 

SEAM as a safe space for these children, has also evolved into a social venue that the children are eager to spend as much time at as possible. This year one of our children held his 8th birthday at the library, instead of at the family home. He mentioned choosing to do so because he wanted to share the day with his SEAM family along with the rest of his family. This brought joy to the team and encouraged it to see the bond the children are creating with one another.

Different strokes
Different strokes
Outdoor
Outdoor
Gardening
Gardening
Birthday boy
Birthday boy
Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
May 28, 2019

Growth

Clean Water
Clean Water

 Since completing the construction of our library, the children have gotten involved in many fun and exciting projects. Some of these projects include raising crop which they make money off and learn about saving and investing. The library has also been stocked with books and games the children enjoy very much. They have also been taking part in art therapy, even helping decorate the exterior of the building. There is plenty happening for the children in this safe space, and we have also begun recruiting mentors, who so far have helped make the space an enriching one with art, teaching them games such as chess, singing, dance and reading.

 The space has been of such great benefit to the children and their spirits that some of the parents have asked if we could turn it into a full time school. Our goal is to steadily build and improve this program so that someday we might be able to offer the community with what is wants and needs.

SEAM has provided the children with the opportunity to learn and experience things they would never have had the chance to, and to interact with individuals who will teach them values and skills they might never have had the chance to learn.

The children are full of gratitude for having SEAM created just for them.

Safe Space
Safe Space
Tree planting
Tree planting
Tree planting
Tree planting
Focus
Focus
Puzzles
Puzzles
More fun with games
More fun with games
Study time
Study time
Indoors
Indoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Mar 4, 2019

Project report

Title: Progress

Report: 

 The SEAM project has begun construction on the library. In a few more weeks construction will be complete and we can start moving in books that the children will have access to. Once construction on the library is complete, we plan on painting the initials of all the people who helped by donating on each of the bricks on the back wall, and have the children paint the rest of the walls. Then, if our budget allows, add some solar power as a way of teaching the children about free green energy.

In the time being the children have continued with their programs which include reading, puzzles, tree planting and research on what each plant they grow is and does, storytelling and more.

Mentors have also started coming to the project site to hang out with the children and teach them new things.


Author: Simon Karanja

Title: Project Leader


 
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