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SPRINGS OF HOPE FOUNDATION INC's Fundraiser:

Computer training for Kenyan kids

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August 04, 2014

THE STORY:

Springs of Hope Foundation provides a home for Molo district's growing number of HIV/AIDS orphans. However, while providing proper care for the children in this desparate and struggling district of Kenya we recognize that the only way out of poverty for every child is through education. In this technology driven world that we all take for granted while going about our day to day business activities we know that we could not possibly function or do business without computers and the internet.  

Our goal is to purchase approximately 2 acres of land upon which we will build a well equipped primary school. The school will include a computer lab that will teach the students the vital skills needed to succeed in business.

The exciting part of this project is that we already have used laptops that are being hand carried to us by our volunteers from Australia, the US and Europe. This year, a medical technology company donated five on-line radiology courses to Springs of Hope Foundation. This was such a wonderful opportunity for five young graduate students. However, the sad reality for us in Molo was that lack of access to computer technology made it impossible for any student in our community to take advantage of this training.

We are raising funds to:

Purchase 2 acres of land at approximately $10,000 per acre.

                                                    $20,000.00

Build a dormatory on the land for our children.

                                                    $10,000.00

Build classrooms, latrines and washrooms.

                                                    $10.000.00

Thank you so much for your contribution and for helping us reach our goal.

www.springsofhopefoundation.org

Press Release                         

"In an initiative driven by non-profit charity organization Springs of Hope Foundation, donated laptops will be put to use to train young graduate students to achieve radiology certificates, which will enable them to provide potentially lifesaving early intervention and medical services for expectant mothers and their babies.
The majority of women in the outer lying villages deliver at home with the help of the village midwife, but if there is a difficult or breech birth often mother and child die during labor as there are no medical facilities available.
Last year, a medical technology company donated five on-line radiology training courses to Springs of Hope Foundation in a step to reduce infant and maternal mortality in the community. However, lack of access to computer technology made it impossible for students in Molo to take advantage of the training.
Realizing the disparity, Springs of Hope Foundation’s CEO, Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom reached out to friends in Australia and the US asking for donations of used laptops.  
"The response has been very exciting. We currently have twelve laptops on site, with more waiting to be hand carried to Kenya by our overseas volunteers."
Once the first five graduate students acquire their radiology certificates, the computers will be used to help Molo’s school children master more advanced computer skills, equipping them with the computer literacy they need to pursue careers or even go on to study at university."

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