We are thrilled to announce that Kenya Connect was awarded grants from FII to create computer labs and robotics clubs at three partner secondary schools ($49,965) and to install 10,000 lire water tanks at 26 partner schools ($50,000).
The computer labs are part of our goal to bridge the digital divide for students in our rural county. Currently, secondary school students do not have access to digital devices and this grant will allow us to create labs, provide instruction to teachers and students, guide teachers to resources on the internet, and to provide coding and robotics clubs. In accepting the grant in Riyadh, Faith Doucette shared, “Nelson Mandela said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.’ Providing this generous grant to build computer labs will help equip our rural students to become tech literate and help them prepare for the future.”
Water is a scarce resource in our community. Due to the climate crisis, the regular rains have become erratic and schools struggle to have water for drinking and cooking at schools. The FII grant will provide harvested rain water to 26 schools. This means that students will not have to carry water from home or miss school all together.
The FII Institute is a global nonprofit working to positively impact humanity.
“Global, inclusive and driven by data, FII fosters great minds from around the world and turn ideas into real-world solutions and actions in four critical areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, Education, Healthcare and Sustainability.” The institute hosted over 400 sessions with presenters from around the world.
FII also awarded grants to ARCA, an NGO in Brazil, providing digital skills to youth and to YasasreeViroha Impex, based in India, for their circular crop program. We were honored to receive grants with these two other NGOS in this inaugural grant program.