Founding Futures (Cecily’s Fund, Zambia)

This report provides an update on the first year of the Founding Futures project at Bwafwano Integrated Services Organisation (BISO) Community School which focuses on early childhood development and education and has enabled pre-school facilities to be developed at BISO and within the local community. Written by Sally-Anne Saull [hr] Launched in March 2012, Founding Futures was supported by Brill Kids through an in-kind grant of five Little Reader kits including software, teacher guides and curriculum materials. Although it is too early to measure overall…

Progress Update from the Ket Wangi Orphanage (Kenya)

Written by Emily Odera, Founder of Ket Wangi Orphanage and Learning Center (Update 2) I am passing my vote of thank you to Brillkids Foundation. Ket Wangi Orphans have really improved their standard of learning in English, Music, Science, Geograpphy, Mathmatics and ARTS.I have seen what I call learning at ease. The Nursery school is enjoying learning that they do not even want to break for their breaks. Music is fantastic. These are the children whom some were slow learners. Learning is now fun with…

Team Children: Ending the Digital Divide (USA)

Team Children: Ending the Digital Divide Team Children’s mission is to create model replicable programs that ensure every child has the tools and opportunities they need to contribute and compete effectively in today’s digital global environment. Presently, their major areas of focus are on promoting the benefits and practices of rolfing/massage for babies and children, transforming preschool education, ending the digital divide, promoting youth training and development in the non profit sector. [youtube][/youtube] Team Children’s Digital Inclusion project has now collected, repaired, and distributed over…

Introducing the Ket Wangi Orphanage and Learning Center (Kenya)

[hide_featured_img][youtube][/youtube] Written by Emily Odera, Founder of Ket Wangi Orphanage and Learning Center (Update 1) BrillKids early child education kit has brought an improvement in our academic standard in English and Math. The children have adopted the curriculum so well that they even recite their lessons while playing. We have introduced it to the Nursery school and Primary 1, 2, 3, and 4. Children like learning with fun. They feel encouraged as they watch other children read at an early age i.e. Felicity and others.…

Building Blocks, India

[hide_featured_img] [youtube] [/youtube] Written by Daisy Sparkle English Programme We wanted to let you know that we are just flipped about the BrillKids reading program! It fits perfectly our needs! We’ve been doing LadyBird program so far, but it takes a lot of time and planning for teachers. The children that attend our Kindergarten have to learn English in the two years they are with us. So just showing them words and then reading books was not sufficient in itself. We needed more interaction, pictures,…

Rebeca Saiz, Independent Missionary (Zambia)

Written by Rebeca Saiz, Independent Missionary I’ve been a missionary for 22 years, I’ve worked as a volunteer and lived in about 30 countries around the world. Though the charity and humanitarian projects varied, they always involved the welfare and education of children. I’ve been in Zambia for 7 years, working as a volunteer teacher and relief coordinator. I’ve been based out of 4 cities where we established and run institutions for children (orphanage, home, street kids centre), but I’ve travelled all around with different…