The World School is an organization of young people, high school and college students, who raise money during the school year to finance an educational project during the summer. They have done projects in Mexico, Haiti and Africa.
Yesterday we met with Jenna whose older brother Jordan, the founder of the group, we have spent time with before. We joined the afternoon principal, Director Ricardo Castillo, at the Adriana Kupul Itza primary school in Nicte Ha. This is the school where the KKIS Project provided school supplies last summer to every child in the school. Ricardo had previously showed us a room that could be made available for a computer lab. Jenna took photos and asked her list of prepared questions.
The process is that the World School students bring used laptop computers with them to donate (usually about 15) and spend a month doing the physical labor of building or tearing out walls, installing security and air conditioning to protect the computers and spending time with the teachers educating them about the technology.
This is all very exciting and we will know more after the World School Board meeting next month. Afterward I drove Jenna to the ADO bus station as she was on her way to a small town near Progresso where she will help start a women’s coop garden for which she has an American foundation’s support.
Really good to experience young people involved with the world.