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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.

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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Gabon Maze

Small Solutions Big Ideas Connect Kids February vacation program was introducing simple games to our students.  Mazes are early games that children play, and also a favorite in the Sugar XO Activities that our students in Kenya have been using … Continue reading

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Children of the World are Our Most Precious Resource

Rethinking Learning & Seymour at MIT yesterday.  It was called ‘thinking about thinking about Seymour. Yesterday Alan Papert, his family and myself participated in an event at MIT gathering the Seymour Papert people together to ‘rethink’ his message and what we … Continue reading

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Vacation Camps at Bungoma Center & Wildlife Studies

For the last 5 years the Hands of Charity Team in the Bungoma County Bukokholo village have held Vacation or Term Break Camps open to any student who shows up at the door.  The schools have three breaks a year between … Continue reading

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Small Solutions 2016 Site Visit to Hands of Charity Schools

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Learning by Doing, Solving Real World Problems – Using Technology

Butonge primary school. – class seven Understanding the Environment: Forests and Fields: We used paint activity to choose colors according to the surrounding features. They drew a green vegetation as a simple of a place having enough rainfall and a … Continue reading

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Endangered Species One Planet Education On-Line LIVE Connections

ONE PLANET EDUCATION PROGRAM  WITH BUNGOMA FOR OPEN LIVE SKYPE WITH SCHOOLS IN BROOKLYN, BRONX, NORTH CAROLINA, HAITI, KENYA QUESTIONS ASKED BY BUNGOMA STUDENTS OVER ENDANGERED WILDLIFE SPECIES AND OTHERS DURING 6TH AND 7TH JUNE EVENT. How are Turtles endangered?Why … Continue reading

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Hands of Charity Community Change Makers

REPORT The camp started on a Saturday which consisted of learners and teachers joined and showed a lot of interest towards the camp and did group work learning on the projects they intend to deal with for finding a long … Continue reading

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