Keep track of students at Vutakaka Junior School in Takaungu, Kenya
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The new Junior School classroom!
Each year, we add another grade to our school to ensure that the students that have been with us from the beginning can stay with us until high school. Currently, we have KG1 through STD6 by 2011, we will go all the way through STD8 (which is similar to 8th grade in the States).
With the grant we received this year from OLPC, we were able to build one more classroom. This classrooms are set up for the use of the computers and will allow us to accept even more students to the school! By the end of the month, we will have electricity wired to these buildings!
As he second term of the year winds down, students are getting excited about the new XO laptops! The third term, beginning in September, will prove to be an exciting one for the school with new classrooms, 100 laptops, and electricity!
An update from Priyanka
"We started back up on lessons again today. Basically reviewed Paint and
especially focused on using the mouse and getting used the concept of
7 years ago
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The definition of success--
"To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We provide high- quality primary education to approximately 175 children in rural Kenya.We also offer computer skills training, health education, and after school tutoring.Without VutakakaJuniorSchool, many of our students would not attend school at all or would have to study in extremely overcrowded (up to 200 students in a class) and under- resourced government schools.Our curriculum is based on Kenyan & European standards.
The East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children (EAC) is a non-profit organization that helps communities achieve empowerment by increasing literacy for women and children, improving health status, and eradicating poverty.
Takaungu is on the east coast of Kenya between Kilifi and Mombasa