Working with our longtime partner Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), 15 Kramden computers are in Belize. The systems are set up in a computer lab at Silk Grass Methodist School in the Stann Creek district of southern Belize. Southern Belize has a significantly higher rate of poverty than the northern part of the country and in the Stann Creek District, only 6 of the 36 primary schools had computers for the students to use.
A representative from KidzKonnect4Jesus, the local organization Rise Against Hunger partners with for their work in Belize, had this to say:
“For the vast majority of the 350 students at Silk Grass Methodist School in southern Belize, they touched the keyboard of a computer for the very first time thanks to the donation of much needed computers. This includes children 13 and 14 years old. The basic math and spelling programs preloaded captivated their attention like nothing we’ve ever seen before. The teachers were amazed at the unusually calm and patient behavior as they waited quietly for their turn. While we are early on with this program, everyone is very excited about this being a real “game changer” to drastically improve our learning process and literacy rates.”
Eric has been part of the Kramden team since 2013 and currently serves as the Director of Development and Marketing.