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Hawah V Kamara Children S Foundation Inc
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HVK Children’s Foundation exists to improve the overall well-being of women, children and families experiencing hardship. Our individual to community-level services prevent diseases, feeds, clothes, stimulates behavior change, builds capacity, educate and enable Liberians to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
PO Box 3226
WORCESTER, MA 01604 USA
health and education
Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)
Community Health Systems (E21)
Student Services and Organizations (B80)
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Project REACH donates 20-25 tablet laptops, e-learning portal, and lesson plans to teach computer science at partnered schools. This technology enables our partnered schools open a shared computer library where every student from K-12 will have access with supervision from a responsible adult at the school. ICT teachers and subject matter teachers are trained for 5-days then on a monthly basis for 1 year after the program is implemented. Teachers receive certificates after the 5-days launch and another at 1-year. The e-learning offline portal is an important component of Project REACH. The portal contains high quality reading books including literature books, academic textbooks, worksheets, programs that support STEM in Khan Academy and many other helpful learning tools through the Rachel Initiatives that can be used offline for both teachers and students. The goal of Project REACH are: To increase uses of technology at resource-low schools To improve STEAM and literacy among children by 2020 To provide training for teachers to use technology to teach in the classroom at resource-low schools To provide training and resources for teachers to measure each student’s reading level
K-12 (5-19 years)
People of African descent
21st Century Success
The 21st Century Success is a readiness program that teaches real world application; it also aims to prepare low-income elementary and junior high students to add new skills into their tool box for now and the future. 21st Century Success is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. Our program focus on WICOR with the addition of STEM, character-building, and basic career-track education. Also, the program will include field trips to NGOs, non-profits, and national institutions in Liberia. In addition, guest speakers will be invited into the classroom to share their expertise in ways to reach educational and professional goals, and to motivate students about options for their future. The program is coupled with a technology system, GSAP Lab-in-a-Box (created by Dr. Stephen Mecca at Providence College S-lab).
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Sexuality Education, Risk, and Violence (SERV)
HVK Children’s Foundation is developing a health education program with the support of Dr. Jill McCracken, an Associate Professor of Rhetoric at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the Co-Founder/Co-Director of Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) Behind Bars. Behind Bars provides community support for incarcerated sex workers and connects incarcerated sex workers in US prisons and jails to the sex worker rights movement. Her primary areas of research focus on sex work and trafficking in the sex industry, the impact of sexuality education on marginalized communities, and women and incarceration. Her book, Street Sex Workers’ Discourse: Creating Material Change Through Agential Choice, is an analysis of street-based sex work representations, the power of everyday language, and how both influence the material conditions of individuals involved in street-based sex work (Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group 2013). Dr. McCracken is currently developing the Sexuality Education, Risk, and Violence (SERV) program in the Tampa Bay area, and is exploring how this program might be replicated in Liberia. The SERV project delivers a sexual risk reduction intervention (HIPTeens) for youth (13 through 19 years old) and measures the impact of this intervention on 1) an individual’s self-esteem and empowerment, 2) behaviors and experience with sexual activities, 3) vulnerability to and experiences of sexual violence, and 4) tendencies to or experiences of perpetuating sexual violence. Focus groups and interviews are used to better understand the current issues surrounding sexuality, risk, and sexual violence young people face as well as to gauge the outcomes and benefits of and suggested improvements to the curriculum.
Adolescents (13-19 years)
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