We created the Language in the cloud project in order to connect the children in the homes in Japan with children outside of Japan. Giving them a fun and curious way of interacting with each other.
The other reality about the children living in the homes in Japan is that they are multi-cultural and so we do not want them to think of themselves as "half" but rather DOUBLE. Double the cultures, double the person.
By giving them not only access to the internet but having class blogs to share, the children have a medium to be able to express themselves in writing utilizing the NightZooKeeper writing software or Missions for the younger kids.
There are contests and orbs to be won for the more words that they write.
Thanks to your contribution, we are able to place more computers in homes and connect the kids with more children overseas.
Here at You Me We "Connectedness" is one of our core pillars. To prove it, we have distributed over 70 computers, and we have expanded to more homes.
At this point we have distributed 450 computers to over 10 homes. It is not simply a physical donation, but it is also our volunteers and staff continuously visiting the homes to teach digital, and language skills. We know that this continuous support is so important for the kids.
These gifts of technology has allowed us to combine the NightZooKeeper curriculum with the Digital Citizenship curriculum in order to make the program more dynamic and impactful.
We are also providing NZK Missions. (An easier version of the English teaching tool that has many games.) Which has helped us to engage more young students, in order to grow their English abilities.
And through these digital resource our students are able to connect with other children all over the world.
Throu NZK they are able to see what children are writing in the Philippines and Europe.
We have also conducted video calls for the children to interact with our associated teachers and students in Ghana
We will continue to create digital classrooms here in Japan, and we are planning to connect the kids with children in even more countries. (Like: Indonesia, India, etc)
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