Warren Kreway, a mentor to Lacombe Composite High Schools United Robotics Club of Lacombe, is heading to Uganda where he will look to strengthen the bonds between of students in both countries.
Through the Eyes of the Children is a project started by Kreway that connects students in Uganda, Ukraine and Lacombe and area. The project was initially started after the robotics club presented in Ukraine.
“We are trying to coordinate education between each country so the children can interact with each other via computers. We go into the country and diagnose what they need,” Kreway said.
Kreway will be heading to Uganda to set up a board of directors that will work with his Lacombe board in order to facilitate four scholarships for four orphan children in country wanting to attend elementary school.
“We started a scholarship program for them, in conjunction with Lacombe Composite High School,” Kreway said
Kreway will also assess what grade each other students need to start in. It costs about $300 per year, which includes books and uniforms, for the students to attend school.
“By helping them educationally, they can better themselves down the road. We want to get the into school and then we will work with them as they progress down the road. We want to link them with the students in Ukraine and our school here,” he said.
The project has been in the works for a number of years and Kreway is thankful for the support he has received from the Lacombe community.
The project also is way to help students in the world understand the viewpoints of students around the world.
This has been going for number years, but it has built momentum thanks in part to a good number of people here in Lacombe and area. I want to thank them.
We need to help give these kids a chance to mentor these other students. We want students to understand what 80 per cent of kids around the world have to do to get a simple education,” he said.
Kreway is hoping to expand the project to allow students from Lacombe to visit either Ukraine or Uganda to see the results of the project.
“They will be able to see the people, see the project, walk on the soil and talk to the students hands-on. They will then come back and mentor the students here on their experience,” he said.
“It is coming alive and I am really excited to see the community get behind it. Even in the economic downturn, the community has been a great help,” he said.