The Ingrid Education Centre educates more than 296 underprivileged children and orphans in Nairobi, Kenya. The Ingrid Education Centre is an oasis in the middle of the Matopeni/Quarry slum area where poverty, hunger, illness and deprivation ravage the community. The school was founded by a local group of volunteer teachers who saw the need to bring the local children education to improve their futures in a very harsh environment. The school now runs a kindergarten and classes 1 to 8.
This will allow them to stay teaching at the school and to continue providing the children with an education. LiveGlobally recently established a Teachers' Fund for the Ingrid Education Centre. Thanks to our sustainers, we pay all 10 teachers, the director, and the cook a wage that will allow them to support themselves and their families.
To find out more about the Ingrid Education Centre staff and how much they are paid, you can download this file. Please note that 100 KES = $1.10.
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LiveGlobally has also launched a new program which revitalizes discarded corporate laptops with elementary education packages and offline Wikipedia files translated into local languages. Six Swahili laptops were delivered to the Ingrid Education Centre in early January 2015. Two additional Spanish laptops were delivered to schools in rural southern Colombia and northern Ecuador in January 2015 as well!
Bart Westdorp and Nina Be of Global Breath Studio spent 3 weeks in the slums of Matopeni, Kenya to film the children of the Ingrid Education Centre (one of LiveGlobally's projects) and their visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary. They are in the process of creating their first full-length documentary, Knowing By Heart.
Watch a few clips from the Knowing By Heart documentary and then join us at an upcoming LiveGlobally event to learn even more about LiveGlobally's projects, including the Ingrid Education Centre.