Hi there, I’m Vihan Jayawardhane, the designer of the CraftMap. Over the past few years, I have developed a deep interest in economics, teaching, geography, and art.
For years, I have enjoyed been teaching others. Whether in origami classes with students across the country, piano classes with my cousins, or academic tutoring for refugees, the interactions and experiences I have had, especially during the isolating time of the COVID pandemic, have inspired me to reach out and help others.
Inspired by my passions and the experiences I shared with others, I have created the CraftMap, an interactive diorama for kids.
For the Northeast, students will be able to:
- Make a state legend
- Connect a dot-to-dot map
- Color in a Northeast map
For each state, students will be able to:
- assemble a State Sign with the largest cities, state population, and fun facts
- make 2 origami models relating to the state
- assemble a Fold Up card for a famous person from the state
With my product, I hope to do much more than simply sell to others, but rather give back to the community. With this GoFundMe campaign, I will be able to further develop my product and donate 100% of all profits to local chapters of the Boys and Girls Club.
For more information check out my website at https://www.bit.ly/thecraftmap.