Eagle Crest’s Skype with Empakasi School

e75d32d1-9528-4161-9079-56e7316ce9d4On Friday, Oct. 26th, Eagle Crest Elementary conducted their very first Skype session with Empakasi Primary School in Kenya. The feeling in the Eagle Crest gymnasium was electric! Despite the inevitable technical glitches, students from both schools were able to share stories songs and dances from their cultures.
This was made possible by a group of dedicated students at United States International University – Africa. These students organized a technology program at Empakasi that includes two portable solar panels, one battery charger pack, two mini iPads, and one small projector. These materials were donated by the First Congregational Church of Boulder. In addition to being able to Skype with their partner school, the staff at Empakasi use this equipment for developing and presenting engaging student lessons.