BUTTERFLY EFFECT - is a program designed to give students the opportunity to interact with their counterparts from other parts of Canada, and Kenya. Butterfly Effect is a global, cross-curricular community where students work collaboratively to guide their own learning and to support the learning of others. The goal is for students to move beyond the school curriculum to discover and research areas of their own passion. In this global environment, students collaborate rather than compete; they are encouraged to give and find inspiration for their ideas, to develop leadership skills, and to learn in a supportive, flexible online community that is accessible anywhere, anytime. Learn more at pa-mojabutterfly.com.
PLEASE PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY RATHER THAN CHARITY. Remember that mosquito nets, clothing, shoes or food products manufactured in western countries and distributed to Kenya only serve to put Kenyan merchants and manufacturers out of business. AND when, for example, the mosquito net zealots, spurred on by a celebrity promotional campaign, move on to the next project, Kenyans are left in the lurch. Their donated nets are unravelling and their Kenyan suppliers are long gone. Now what? Think about it.
SCHOLARSHIPS - School is not free in Kenya. Because of school fees, approximately 40% of Kenyan students are denied a secondary school education. This is a devastating reality that debilitates individuals, communities, and even the country. You can help - just $1000 per year ensures that a deserving student graduates, and in so doing helps her community and ultimately the animals that define her country. See stories at pa-mojastories.com.
ARE YOU A SCHOOL WANTING TO JOIN? - Support a Kenyan student. Hear their story. Interact with your Kenyan counterpart and know that you have made a difference in their life.
Thank you to the schools who are currently helping Kenyan students:
Acadia Junior High - Winnipeg, Manitoba
AISA North Poplar - Abbotsford, BC
Brookswood Secondary School - Langley, BC
Burnaby South Secondary - Burnaby, BC
Carbonear Collegiate - Carbonear, Newfoundland
Centennial Secondary - Coquitlam, BC
Cleveland Elementary School - North Vancouver, BC
Dr. Charles Best Secondary - Coquitlam, BC
Kilmer Elementary - Port Coquitlam, BC
Langley Fine Arts School - Langley, BC
Madison East High School - Madison, Wisconsin
Maple Creek Middle School - Port Coquitlam, BC
Mary Hill Elementary - Port Coquitlam, BC
Spring Creek Community School - Whistler, BC
Stephen Girard - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walnut Grove Secondary School - Langley, BC
Windermere Secondary School - Vancouver, BC
PA-MOJA, meaning "Together" in Swahili, is a program run by a committee under the auspices of the Langley School District Foundation. PA-MOJA supports and promotes global education and student interaction within a world-wide arena. The four pillars of PA-MOJA include Education, Wild Life Conservation, Global Interaction and Community and Cultural Development.
OFFERING OPPORTUNITY - NOT CHARITY
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