We are constantly rethinking and reflecting on the program we are doing. In the beginning, we thought it needed to be a ground-up curriculum that is very structured and everyone needs to follow along.
What we found is 5-year-olds were working through all lessons between one lesson to another. That the older kids were just not interested.
We started to mix the curriculum up and introduce VR experience, coding, Sphero ball programming. By observing the children despite age and what they excel at, we have been able to expand the program and go deeper with the lessons by matching their interests.
We are now holding classes on IchiGo Jam with Araki-sens, the children learned to code a video game. We are connecting volunteers with kids as mentors to focus on their career assessments and Life Plans. We continue to hold weekly NightZooKeeper lessons and have expanded to Nagoya and soon to Hiroshima.
We also rented a temporary storage unit to hold the inventory for donated equipment we are helping the kids upgrade to send out to other homes.
Thank you very much for your continued support throughout the years.
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