. DANDORA .
. FROM DUMPSITE TO SCHOOL .
COMPASSION FOR 289 CHILDREN
When compassion leads to courage and committment poverty and injustice can be overcome and good things begin to happen. Diana Jomo, herself a Kindergarden teacher from Western Kenya, came to Nairobi in January 2006 and later joined Donna Hills college for a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and development (E.C.D.) a two year course. While doing her research project Diana came face to face with the suffering children from Dandora searching for food on the biggest dumpside in Africa. Where toxic fumes from industrial, medicinal and houshold waste are a permanent hazard to the dump pickers and the environment Diana was exposed to unworthy and outright dangereous living condition. "Who cares, if not me?" went through her mind and with great courage and the little she had she made plans to care for the most vulnerables at the dump site. Diana decided to create a safe haven away from the dangerous sites by providing love, care, food, life skills and an education to meet the most pressing needs of the suffering kids. To follow her passion she founded the St. Benedict Community Center a community based organisation registred with the Kenya Government.
EDUCATION AGAINST POVERTY
The provision of regular education has been a logical step in rehabilitating the kids. In January 2021 Diana approached wiLearn 4 Life and asked for support to create a quality learning environment with digital education resources. wiLearn has the expertise to establish a digital education library for children and community of all ages to access quality edcuation media. The self - paced mobile learning with Smart Phones is ideal to catch up with classes that children have missed in survival mode. As soon as we have compassionate and committed supporters contributing to the project we are ready to engage!
SMART LEARNING PROJECT
All children and adults at St.Benedict Community Center are able to read, understand and master basic writing and mathematics. They will gain 21st Centruy learning skills and digital media competence through regular practice and use of the education library. The free access shall enable, empower and enhance the self-oriented learning skills of teachers, learners and the community at large.
To establish the learning platform we need the following minimal equipment and support:
- 1 moLLi starter kit - wireless Learning Lab interactive - contains the wiFi Server, wiFi Android projector, Bluetooth Sound, Keyboard, 10 tablets | 4900 CHF
- 48 Android tablets for learners | 180 CHF
- 3 mobile Charging cases with 16 tablets | 900 CHF
- 1 Laptop for teachers and administration of the library | 600 CHF
- 1 Workshop to familiarize the teachers and community facilitators with the communication technology | 3200 CHF
- Electrical infrastructure for charging and operating equipment | 1500 CHF
- 12 Months Support via Whatsapp | 600 CHF