Waza Experience Preparing the next generation of  thoughtful techies in Kenya
The NeedLack of emphasis on creative thinkingand problem solving in the traditionalKenyan education system;Inspired by the...
Aims:Inspire Kenyan children to: be more creative; think critically; improve their communication skills.
Creativity
Problem-Solving/Critical       Thinking
Communication
Why                       ?•        Leveraging on the community and the        expressed desire to engage outside of      ...
The Waza CurriculumDesigned to take advantage ofchildren’s natural curiosityEmphasis on local Kenyan innovationsusing easi...
The Waza CurriculumEmpathy/DiscoveryInterpretation/Problem IdentificationIdeation/ExperimentationPrototyping/InventingTest...
Waza “Train the Trainers”      Curriculum  2 Day Mandatory Training   (April 27, May 4; 10 am – Noon)  Trainers will be im...
Pilot School: Amani Primary Started volunteering at Amani Primary School in March 2011 as a way to engage with community a...
Future VisionOpen Source curriculum (specific to Kenya) foruse by any organization;Adoption and adaption of the curriculum...
How Can You Join?On-going volunteering with the AmaniPrimary School pilot programOn-going development of WazaCurriculum/Ad...
Who is a Waza Corpie?Committed/Reliable (able to volunteer forat least 2 consecutive Saturdays every othermonth over a 6-m...
Who is a Waza       Advisor?Knowledgable (extensive experience with theKenyan education system)Passionate (cares about imp...
Who is a Waza All-Star       Member?Ultra Committed (willing to dedicateat least 5-15 hours a week)Driven (passionate abou...
Thank you!For more information, check out:    www.wazaexperience.org    ahsc25[at]gmail[dot]com
Mandatory Trainings:Saturday, April 27th 10 am – Noon Saturday, May 4 10 am – Noon                th
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  1. 1. Waza Experience Preparing the next generation of thoughtful techies in Kenya
  2. 2. The NeedLack of emphasis on creative thinkingand problem solving in the traditionalKenyan education system;Inspired by the success of the LIWATrust Student Innovation Expo; JuniorAchievement Kenya;Start early - target primary-level students
  3. 3. Aims:Inspire Kenyan children to: be more creative; think critically; improve their communication skills.
  4. 4. Creativity
  5. 5. Problem-Solving/Critical Thinking
  6. 6. Communication
  7. 7. Why ?• Leveraging on the community and the expressed desire to engage outside of Bishop Magua• Developing the next generation: • Thoughtful techies who can design better products for users • Researchers who can think of the big picture • All-around better engaged citizen!
  8. 8. The Waza CurriculumDesigned to take advantage ofchildren’s natural curiosityEmphasis on local Kenyan innovationsusing easily-available resourcesBorrows heavily from Design Thinkingprinciples
  9. 9. The Waza CurriculumEmpathy/DiscoveryInterpretation/Problem IdentificationIdeation/ExperimentationPrototyping/InventingTesting/Collecting Feedback
  10. 10. Waza “Train the Trainers” Curriculum 2 Day Mandatory Training (April 27, May 4; 10 am – Noon) Trainers will be immersed in: Design Thinking Creativity Communication Informal; made to think & facilitate
  11. 11. Pilot School: Amani Primary Started volunteering at Amani Primary School in March 2011 as a way to engage with community around art; The school administrators are fully supportive of new curriculum under Waza. Have completed “baseline” inquiry and first class of empathy. Aim to have 2-month pilot before re-assessing the curriculum and continuing.
  12. 12. Future VisionOpen Source curriculum (specific to Kenya) foruse by any organization;Adoption and adaption of the curriculum indifferent schools around the country by localcommunity members and educationalinstitutions;Annual Invention Convention event for studentsto showcase their inventions;Active alumni network of Waza Experiencegraduates.
  13. 13. How Can You Join?On-going volunteering with the AmaniPrimary School pilot programOn-going development of WazaCurriculum/Advisory
  14. 14. Who is a Waza Corpie?Committed/Reliable (able to volunteer forat least 2 consecutive Saturdays every othermonth over a 6-month period)Curious (interested in learning with the kidsas peers and not in simply dictating to them)Open (flexible and willing to do what needs tobe done; easy-going)Interest in: Education; Innovation; DesignThinking; Kenya’s Future!
  15. 15. Who is a Waza Advisor?Knowledgable (extensive experience with theKenyan education system)Passionate (cares about improving Kenyanfuture generations)Consistent (will respond to inquiries in a timelymanner)Connected (can link Waza to relevant possiblepartners and other advisors)
  16. 16. Who is a Waza All-Star Member?Ultra Committed (willing to dedicateat least 5-15 hours a week)Driven (passionate about Kenyanyouth and developing their skills)Knowledgeable (design thinking;creativity; innovation; education)
  17. 17. Thank you!For more information, check out: www.wazaexperience.org ahsc25[at]gmail[dot]com
  18. 18. Mandatory Trainings:Saturday, April 27th 10 am – Noon Saturday, May 4 10 am – Noon th

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