Sunday, December 16, 2018

Student Robotics: Bringing Vision, Opportunity, and Inspiration to Young People of Economically Stressed Kenya

I received an inspiring email from Brian Mwevi, describing some important work involving young people and robotics in Kibera, an 'informal settlement' on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.

Please watch the video above and read Brian's note. Further, I recommend you take a close look at the final paragraph, watch the 2nd video, and visit the INDIEGOGO campaign, all below.  

"We are Tunapanda Institute, a social enterprise that focuses on the future of learning and working, beginning in sub-Saharan Africa. For the past 4 years, we have run training programs in technology, design, and business for young people in an informal settlement called Kibera.

I graduated from Tunapanda’s 7th cohort in 2017 and then joined the team as a tech trainer. I'm passionate about robotics and curious about solving the world's problems by sharing knowledge with the community. Recently, through Tunapanda Institute, I did a 5-day robotics bootcamp with kids here in Kibera using Lego Mindstorms blocks. We also created a video about the bootcamp and how excited the kids were (above)

We are now working on a new program to help young people imagine space travel while also developing important skills for here on Earth, such as critical thinking and problem-solving through robotics..."  link to INDIEGOGO campaign

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