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Kids helping kids teaches empowerment, altruism and complex thinking to children K5-8. Together we can change the world.

Kids helping kids teaches empowerment, altruism and complex thinking to children K5-8. Together we can change the world.

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  • Kids Helping Kids Int. Book Drive Int. Book Drive
    • January 25, 2012
    • Josh Sermos
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  • Kids Helping Kids
    • Kids Helping Kids is a social education program developed by educator Sandra Sermos, PhD.
    • Goal: to engage children in complex and altruistic problem solving. Kids choose a social cause of importance to them, create a plan of action and execute a grass-root initiative.
  • Case Study
    • Issue: Guatemala has one of the highest rates of illiteracy in the Americas due to a lack of physical books, a book tax and no rural electrification.
  • Actors
    • Students of Wydown Middle School, Clayton M.O. USA.
    • Students of Escuela Fina Parraxe, Suchitepequez, Guatemala Central America. A rural farm school made of the daugters and sons of coffee and cacao farmers.
    • Rain Republic S.A., a socially focused independent chocolate company located in Guatemala, Central America. Acted as an intermediary via logistical support.
  • Action
    • Spanish language book drive.
    • Without easy access to electricity physical books are the first easiest solution.
    • Scholastic offered a matching dollar book drive.
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  • Explanation of Kids Helping Kids
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  • Problem Solved
  • Lessons Learned
    • Kids helping kids empowers kids to change the world around them.
    • Americans learned about Guatemalans.
    • Guatemalan learned about Americans.
    • Legacy- the schools have begun communicating via email and the Guatemalan kids are coming up with a plan to help other kids.