Potential Partnership with The World School

Yesterday the KKIS Project spent the day with Jordan Frank who was on a discovery mission from The World School (www.the-world-school.org) so we decided to show him two very different school situations. The World School is a group of high school and university students who are helping children around the world with school improvement, especially […] ... Continue Reading »
By: Kelly Caldwell 
on: November 22, 2013

Yesterday the KKIS Project spent the day with Jordan Frank who was on a discovery mission from The World School (www.the-world-school.org) so we decided to show him two very different school situations. The World School is a group of high school and university students who are helping children around the world with school improvement, especially computer labs and used computers. They have connections with universities and businesses that replace their lap tops every couple years and have discovered a way to put that technology to use. Students volunteer and pay their own transportation to help build classrooms, teach technology and share their passion for education with fellow students.
We met Jordan at his hostel (where he paid $10 a night for accommodation) and drove with him to the Cristo Rey neighborhood which KKIS has been helping with school supplies for two years. He met with Sergio the school representative and with David the new primary school director to discuss the requirements for a World School project. After some time we all realized this neighborhood was not ready, there is electricity for only a few hours a day, but perhaps next year.
So we called our friend Cesar and drove back into town to meet him in the Mundo Habitat neighborhood, between the highway and the Arco Vial on Ave. 28 de Julio, where he is teaching English on Saturdays at the public primary school that his son attends. The classrooms are used only half the day but we were told they could become full day if there was a cafeteria and computer lab. We talked, visited classrooms, and looked at possible locations for a lab.
Jordan will take all this information back to his Board of Directors and we shall see what comes. The World School has worked for 6 years on a project in Chuburna, a fishing village near Progresso in Yucatan State. This is a youtube video of their work there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THe_ChUIyRM. Very exciting!

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