Davenport Teens To Help in Africa
Even international travel won't keep these Quad City kids from helping.
What started off as a foreign exchange student coming here to learn about science, math and more at Davenport West High School, has turned in to a developing friendship that extends overseas into Kenya.
So far, dozens of robotics kits have been sent over to Africa and a team from Davenport West plan to go there to help teach and share education in person. I, personally, can't think of a better way for all children involved to experience learning and building new friendships, than what is happening with this.
According to WQAD.com,
"This summer, students and teachers from Davenport West will travel to Kenya for two weeks to share robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education throughout the country. Because the students here in Davenport believe so much in the value of education, there’s a hope that knowledge will be able to be applied to problems in that country."
This team needs the help of our community to get there. In order for them to help others, we have to help them. There will be a trivia night hosted at the American Legion off of West 35th Street in Davenport, this Friday night, April 1st. it includes robots (of course) you can drive, silent auction and a bake sale.
Not only can you catch WQAD's Jonathan Ketz and Eric Sorensen weekday mornings with Fitz on The Hawk for news and weather updates, but they will be there volunteering at this event, too.
For more information on how you can help, click HERE..
It's funny to think how making a new friend from a new place can turn into a life-changing opportunity.