Project Management Skills for Kids

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Raised by 1 person in 13 months
PJMan  & The StarGazers Kids consist of a group of kids ages 7-18 years old in Oakland, CA who are using real projects to learn project management and leadership skills.  In addition to project management and leadership skills, we are learning a lot of technical skills such as programming, multi-media (videos, video games, apps, etc...) and business skills to execute and communicate about our projects.  We are also partnering with the MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Education in Oakland, CA - https://www.themade.org/) who teaches them video game programming skills using Scratch ( https://scratch.mit.edu/)

Eventually, most of our projects will be geared towards improving our community and communities all over the world. 

We've completed a 6 hour class introducing us to project management skills, tools and principals based on PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge  https://www.pmi.org/pmbok-guide-standards).  Now we will start working on projects.   ...and yes, we're having fun while we learn.

This is our 3rd project.  The first two were practice projects.  This is our first real project. 

For this project, we are learning more about our world, how to manage a crowdfund campaign, how to fund raise, how to give back and how to manage everything using project management and leadership skills. 

We will start with a project and marketing plan, and then set goals for our budget, our campaign financial goal, schedule, risks, stakeholders, scope changes, customer satisfaction, etc...

100% of the proceeds (minus the Go Fund Me fees) from this campaign will go directly to Asante Africa Foundation  headquartered in Oakland, CA.  They help communities , villages and tribes in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa build schools.  In addition to educating the kids from the local area, they teach leadership and entrepreneurial  skills.

Here's how you can help:

For:       You can Purchase:
$1           (1) eBook (Electronic Book)
$3           (1) eTextBook (Electronic Textbooks)
$20        (1) Uniform (Top, bottoms and vest)
$35        (1) Uniform & a Pair of Shoes
$40        (1) Desk that seats 3-4 students
$50        (1) Electronic Tablet w/ 10 eTextBooks

Feel free to give more.  Every dollars helps!

COMING Soon.....

SPECIAL GIFTS:  For your generous contribution, we'd like to offer you a gift made by the children in Kenya and Tanzania.  Items like these  are made from  scrap materials that the kids find. These are all different ways of trying to keep their culture alive while making small money.  Some of the items are  hand made especially for Asante Africa Foundation ( like the ASANTE wrist band --made by the mothers of the kids in our scholarship program):

(Once you make your donation, please email sonjacstewart@yahoo.com with your address to receive your gift based on contributing qualifying amount).

ASANTE Beaded Wristband for a donation of $20:

ASANTE means Thank you in Swahili (The language spoken in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda).

The women of Africa have been using beads to create beautiful jewelry for centuries and beading is still a very important part of their culture.


Multicolored Leather Beaded Wristband - for a donation of $15


Soft Leather Beaded Wristband - for a donation of $10


Drum - for a donation of $65


Noah's Ark Animal - for a donation of $30


Asante Africa Note cards - Set of 5 - for a donation of $15


One Year Family Membership Pass to the The MADE (Museum of Art and Entertainment) located at 3400 Broadway in Oakland, CA.  Valued at $100 - for a donation of $75   _Only 1 membership pass     https://www.themade.org/

The MADE (Museum of Art & Digital Entertainment) 27074752_1528682495430017_r.jpeg

Coming soon _ Artwork created and signed by Various PJMan & The StarGazers Kids with a copy posted on our site 

Again, your giving keeps on giving.  As you donate to our Go Fund Me, our kids learn more about monitoring projects and seeing how their efforts affect the outcome of the projects while kids in Africa and their families and villages receive the resources they need to live better lives.  

As this project progresses, we will share more about what we're learning so you and the kids in your life can learn more from our efforts.

To learn more about Asante Africa Foundation, visit
their website: https://asanteafrica.org/

To learn more about our efforts, visit our website:  http://pjmanthestargazers.com/   or like our facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/pjmanthestargazers/
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Although this Go Fund Me Project was launched March 15, 2018, we're still in the planning phase so we're able to allow some overlap because we can't do some of the planning until we better understand how the Go Fund Me works. However, we're almost ready to go full force. We've developed our metrics, KPIs , budget, schedule and are making sure everyone is ready to fulfill their roles. The PJMan & The StarGazers Kids are also working on their writing skills so that they can personally share our progress.

In the meantime, please support our efforts and those of Asante Africa Foundation. Our program is pretty much low cost so your donation will go directly to Asante Africa Foundation and the children in Kenya, Tanzania and eventually Uganda.

As you give, you also help the PJMan & The StarGazers Kids use skills to monitor the project's progress. We haven't really started our Marketing Campaign yet so when we do, we will be able to measure our efforts.

To learn more about Asante Africa Foundation, visit their website https://asanteafrica.org/, join their mailing list and like and follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AsanteAfrica/
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On February 10, 2018 in preparation for this project, the PJMan & The StarGazers Kids watched the Disney movie, The Queen of Katwe. The story takes place in Uganda and helped the kids better understand what life is like for some kids in Africa and in particularly, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. If you haven't seen this movie we strongly recommend seeing it.

The movie has strong messages about learning new things, believing in yourself especially when you may be in environment where you and/or other feel you don't belong, having pride but not being too proud or overconfident, being persistent in pursuing your goals and more....

So as you can see, as we work on this project for Asante Africa Foundations we are learning more about the world around us and how fortunate we are.

We're learning geography, about the clothing, instruments, language (a little Swahili), music, economics and more.

We will use this information in our marketing campaign and events to help us explain why this is an important cause.
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This Go Fund Me is to teach kids ages 7-18 years old project management and leadership skills. We are using this project to learn how to use the skills and tools we've learned to plan, manage, monitor on our projects.

We are also being exposed to various occupations that use project management (all of them) including STEM jobs. Speakers from the various industries come and talk to us about what they were like as kids, what they wanted to be, what they do now and now they got to where they are now.

Erna Grasz was our first speaker. Prior to founding Asante Africa Foundation in 2006, she was an engineer and then an executive for a robotics company in Silicon Valley. December 16, 2017 she came in and shared her story with us. Then she told us about the kids in Kenya and Tanzania Africa and the work that her foundation is doing to help those kids. She also taught about about their culture, the clothes they were, some of the instruments they play by bringing some examples and letting us try the clothes on and play the instruments.

Over the course of this project, we will share some of our stories and videos so please stay tunes and give. Thanks for following us.
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$20 of $1,732 goal

Raised by 1 person in 13 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Asante Africa Foundation, Inc.
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Livermore, CA
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