Maker Academy - Vietnam
What is Maker Academy for Vietnamese orphan children?
Tra-My Nguyen, Initiator with Maker Academy
We (Kidspire Vietnam - also as known as Orphan Impact) believe that each child already has special seeds inside that will flourish in different ways depending on the educational environments they are immersed in.
We would love to bridge the educational gap for disadvataged children, inspiring them in learning and helping them to prepare for their future after leaving the orphanages. We provide free training program to develop core competences to become global citizens could solve local problems: empathy, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and grit.
During the last 2 years, more than 300+ orphan children from 7 different orphanages throughout Vietnam directly benefited from Maker Academy program of Kidspire Vietnam with more than 200+ Maker/STEAM activities.
The classroom can be indoors or outdoors and set up with 3-5 different stations so that children can choose which station they would love to join firstly on the day. The stations could be related to: circuitry, experimets, engineering, coding, robotics, maker activities, global movements/contests (ex. Google Code-in: a largest online global contest encourage young people into open source; or Technovation: a global movement empower girls into technology - solve real-world problems through technology...). We create the best environment so students could aware about the world outside orphanges.
And we would love to reach more 1000+ orphan children througout Vietnam and get benefits from this program in next 2 years.