Children  Kenya Project #26367

Help Build Dining Hall/Computer room for 280 Kids

by Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre Vetted since 2012 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Computer learning will be mandatory for all primary school students in 2017. Not only will children learn how to learn computers, but the government curriculum has changed to include computerized lesson packages. The government has supplied the software, but the school must fundraise for the building, computers, and all supplies. Due to limited space on site, the mud brick kitchen will be demolished and 2 story building will be constructed to house a new kitchen, dining hall and computer room

$50,000
total goal
$0
remaining
12
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The Kenyan government has mandated computer use in primary schools in the 2017 school year. The primary school children that attend Tumaini are children who live in the local village or in Tumaini's children's home. We can help break the cycle of poverty these children are born into by giving them an education so that they can go on to support themselves and help their families and bring hope to them for the future. Tumaini offers a free education and a free lunch for these 280 children.

Solution

The project will put Tumaini in compliance with what the government has mandated and will provide these children with an invaluable education in computer use and technology. The children think that computers are televisions, they do not understand what they are and this new form of education will give them computer skills and also help them to learn better. This generation of children living in poverty can become connected to the world and the global economy with your help.

Long-Term Impact

Our school serves 280 students through the primary school level, we then help our students to achieve their goals beyond primary education, whether it be to join high school or our trade school so that they can get jobs and be productive members of society, so that they will have purpose and dignity and self-sufficiency. Computer education will be a whole new world for them and the students who come after them. The long term effects of a good education will allow them to rise out of poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.tumainimilesofsmilescentre.org
Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre Facebook Page

Organization Information

Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre

Location: Malava - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.tumainimilesofsmiles.org
Project Leader:
Rosalie Benitez
Chair, Board of Directors
Malava, Kenya

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