SANDRA THAXTER PAYS ESHIBINGA KIDS A VISIT.
Just when schools were supposed to open in Kenya in early September 2012, Sandra the founder of Small solutions big ideas inc. paid a visit to Eshibinga village to see the progress on the XO laptops projects. Her visit coincided with a national teacher’s strike that had been called by Kenyan teachers to demand for better pay. Students and pupils in all public schools in Kenya reported to school on September 3rd but they did not find teachers, and were forced to go back home.
It was then that Eshibinga IT kids set up a school in Peter’s home. Here they were able to access their XO laptops and revise on their own. Nelso Mandela a standard eight pupil who is due to sit for his national exams this year was delighted with the use of XO laptops as revision material. Sandra arrived to find the xo computer club assembled in Peter’s home. She was delighted with the way the kids are committed to using the laptops even without classroom and teacher guidance.