Empower Kenyan Kids

$835 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 22 months
Empowering Kenyan Kids to be Changemakers in their Communities

This campaign funds learning activities for students at the Bukholoko School in Bungoma County, Kenya as advocates for wildlife protection and advocates for their future.

Small Solutions Big Ideas provides technology and education to underresourced children in Kenya. 

Our mission is to bridge the digital divide. We believe in the power of children and opening hearts and minds through innovative learning programs.

We send XO laptops to the Bukokholo Primary School. We have been developping programs in this community for six years to connect these children to their peers around the globe. 

This summer, the Bukokholo Primary School in Kenya is hosting workshops for the children.  The workshops will engage them with issues involving poaching and challenges to the endangered African wildlife.

The kids have been researching the wildlife in their country and have discovered that their government can be doing more to help, but aren't.  The technology we are providing is expanding their knowledge of the world around them and empowering them to speak up about issues that are important for their futures.  

Donations and their Capability:

$60: funds one assistant teacher- trainee for one month.
$60: one tablet for students
$60: one month of internet services
$100: funds one laptops which lasts 5 years in the field
 one program teacher leader working 7 days a week.
$800: will fund a trip for 40 students and 20 teachers to a wildlife park.  Many of the kids have never seen the elephants and giraffes in the wild.
Provides 50 tablets and Learning Software for a School. (brck.com)

Education is the key to a better future! Donate today.
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Friends of Small Solutions, Thank you for your support and assistance last year with this campaign. This year we have a new look, and a new image. Check out the new campaign 'Pave a New Path for Kenya'.
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Dear Friends, On August 1st a High School student from New Jersey will be arriving in Kenya to donate laptops to our Small Solutions Projects. This is a girl scout project. She has raised money and collected laptops to improve opportunities especially for girls in engineering. We will need to raise $200 to pay for the extra baggage to transport the equipment she collected. See our website from more information about "Uma's" project. http://smallsolutionsbigideas.org
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We believe that Kenyan Kids can solve the challenges of their world and poverty. Here is an inspiring video faciliated by David Sengeh. whohimself is an innovator and inspires young Africans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbOgjFROvIw
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Kenyan Kids Solving Real World Problems,
“Imagine Africa and the world without any of its wildlfie. It is difficult for many United States citizens to think about the practice of poaching and the detrimental effects it has because poaching is not as pr.evalent in America as it is in Africa. “The United States is second to China in its desire for illegal wildlife parts” though-OneGreenPlanet. Poachers killed over 30,000 elephants last year; if the killing continues at this rate, elephants will be extinct within the next decade. Please support these kids.
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$835 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 22 months
Created May 18, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Small Solutions
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Newburyport, MA
EIN: 271515416
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Sandra Thaxter
21 months ago

Board Members... let's all get on board here..

Rebecca & Jeff Esche
21 months ago

Thanks so much for your important work!

Sally Owen
21 months ago

The work that Small Solutions is doing is vital to building a new generation of Africans who can stop the crippling and tragic cycle of corruption and deprivation that seems to be endemic in so much of Africa today. By helping to educate young Africans and by providing them with books and technology, Small Solutions is offering African youth opportunities to continue their education far beyond a rudimentary level. Empowering young people through education is fundamental to helping them bring about political and social change that is so desperately needed there. The challenges faced by Africans today are compounded by terrorist groups like Boko Haram in Nigeria, Al Shabaab in Somalia, and the Lord's Resistance Army, which is operating in Uganda, Sudan, The Central African Republic, and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. These groups get much of their funding from the "Ivory Trade," which is decimating the African elephant population at the rate of over 30,000 a year. At this rate the elephants will be gone in the wild in less than 6 years. The money and weapons gained from the horrific poaching is allowing these groups to expand their area of operations at an alarming rate. The sale of ivory also enriches and cements the authority of some corrupt politicians, who have little desire in fostering democratic principles in their countries and whose self-interests preclude changing the socio-economic status quo. Education is the key to change anywhere. Small Solutions is making a difference, one child at a time.

suzanne hinman
21 months ago

In honor of Alan Papert's birthday!

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