BENEFITING: Journeys Within Our Community
EVENT DATE: Dec 25, 2015
I find myself once again approaching the holidays with people asking what I would like for Christmas – and once again realizing that I can’t think of a thing that I need! But Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) – the amazing nonprofit I work with in Cambodia – has a terrific opportunity in the year ahead to continue to enhance our education offerings by further integrating technology into our learning model to increase our students’ mastery of not only digital literacy, but of English, science, art, life skills and more!
We have been working over many months with Team4Tech to completely refurbish our computer lab, to implement English language learning software, introduce the Lego robotics program into our science classes, and add drawing and painting games and instruction to art class – in addition to training our teachers both on how to use the technology and how to make the most of it in the learning experience.
In 2016, we will be expanding the program and taking it mobile – using tablets to spread the benefit beyond the computer lab, into every classroom and into the hands of more of our students to work interactively together.
In total, JWOC needs 20 tablets at a cost of ~$300 apiece. My hope is that together, Team Esparza can provide at least 5 of those.
All my very best wishes to you and yours this holiday season – to be safe and healthy and spend wonderful time together.