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About smallsolutionsbigideas

Believer in educating the world using "open systems", "open content", "open source" and providing tools to inquiring minds without pre-conditions.

Girls Talking

US Side Participant Ellen: The girls on the call this morning were very clear about the many challenges young girls in Kenya face in school and in their social lives. They voiced the problems on topics such as self esteem, … Continue reading

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How We Teach Scratch

Using Math and Design Based Thinking to Create: Classes for children, learning to create projects in Scratch Junior or Scratch, using MakeyMakey.  These projects can be animations, games, puzzles, simulations. Our approach to learning is design based knowledge construction, and … Continue reading

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Story The Greedy Frog

THE GREEDY FROG. Written by Subeta There were those days when frogs were the most beautiful reptiles on earth. There voices were so sweet and they had also smooth shiny skin and strong graceful legs. These made other animals liked … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Case Studies

BUTONGE PRIMARY SCHOOL – SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE CASE STUDY TEAM – BUNGOMA BUNGOMA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PRESENTATION ON 12TH JUNE, 2018 INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING THERE WERE THREE PRESENTORS: A). HELLEN N. WATITI GRADE 8 BUTONGE PRIMARY SCHOOL – BUNGOMA- KENYA Hi everyone, my … Continue reading

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Supporting Community Leadership

Dear Friends, Through the generosity of our donors, this young woman is being trained in nutrition.  She has gained notably superior marks in her work.  She will come back to the Bungoma community and share her knowledge and services.  This … Continue reading

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Brighton on Corruption

Brighton wrote this recently. He is one of our Secondary School scholarship students. Continue reading

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Black Panther – What questions does it pose for us?

What questions does Marvel Comics “Black Panther” movie pose for us? How do we recover and overcome the sins of our fathers.? Is it possible that the powerful plant or the equally powerful mineral – that changes the world might … Continue reading

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Many Kids – Not Enough Laptops

Join Our Campaign: Our goal is to provide 120 devices to Hands of Charity Programs. Who knew that from every corner of these hill towns children emerge and the schools are overflowing. This was where we landed 6 years ago. … Continue reading

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HOC Teachers Address Girl’s Issues April 2017

  Hands of Charity was inspired by the work of our partner organization in Uganda, Venture for Good in Jina,   making reusable sanitary pads.  We sent some fundst Hands of Charity for them to purchase supplies, so they have … Continue reading

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Why Africa is Important

It’s not just that Africa is important, it has always been important, what I want to say is that Africa is a critical part of our future as Americans.  In the next ten to twenty years, the maturing second generation … Continue reading

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