In April, 11 Virginia Tech students will be traveling to Adigrat, Ethiopia to complete experiential learning projects and work with one of our partner organizations, Azeb Academy, a private primary school in Adigrat, Ethiopia. The school has 24 classes from kindergarten to 8th grade with around 1200 students. Azeb Academy wants to grow the technology classes and resources they offer to students. The school has recently started a technology and robotics program through the use of Ozobots. These robots teach coding and programing while expanding the students knowledge of English and math skills. The Virginia Tech students will create lessons and help train the teachers and teach the students how to use the Ozobots and how to incorporate them in daily classroom lessons. They will also use tablets with the Kindergarten classes to help introduce them to English and supplement basic math.
On April 2nd, Virginia Tech students will participate in a walk to Italy to help raise funds for Azeb Academy. The funds raised will go towards wiring the school to provide internet access so they are able to obtain more information and apps on the tablets, purchasing more tablets and expanding the new technology and robotics program. Thank you in advance for your donations!