KELI’s Online and Offline EdServices


#1: KELI Online and Offline Services

#Do you know your child’s level in Math, Science, and English or any other subject?

Shouldn’t she or he be on tract?

Unfortunately many of our beautiful children are not on track academically.

That’s where KELI comes in. Our customized and individualized online and offline services can fill any academic gaps your child is experiencing.

Our focus is on the pre-primary and primary school education. We believe a stronger academic foundation is the key for success in schools and life.

Here is our plan:

1. We will give your child a diagnostic test so she or he knows exactly where s/he stands.

If s/he is deficient in any of the core subjects, we will provide him or her with the appropriate resources and help to close the gap through a customized and individualized intervention education program.

2. Enroll your child in our online or offline K-7 enrichment education program – self driven ( all subjects K- 7).

In addition, We Advocate for your special need child as well for better learning environment and outcome.

#Will help your child close the gap in any subject.

3. At a small fee, Will will prepare your child to take competency tests such as SATs and ACTs required for most Colleges in the United States.

Our Work is to Prepare your child Close their academic Gaps in any Subject.

Ask Us How by emailing to sfundi1@gmail.com

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Kibogoji Experiential Learning, Inc (KELI) Update 2018


There is a Swahili saying that says, “Ndo Ndo Ndo, Si Chururu.” The saying can be translated into English as, “Drip Drip, Fills the Bucket.” That is exactly what has happened at KELI. KELI started two years ago with 25 students in the backroom of my mom’s house. It was a simple gesture to help kids in my community get a library stocked with reading and technological resources aimed at bridging instructional and technological gap that exists between rural and urban schools in Tanzania.

 

 

 

It was a small project.

I had no idea how important it would be?

Or, how useful it would become?

Since KELI’s opening in January of 2016, the project has reached over 1000 kids in its after-school academic enrichment programs, in the tutorial help for math, English and computer skills development program, and through its experiential learning field trips to various businesses and government organization in the area.

The experiences have been truly wonderful and positive for the children.

 

 

Because of the successes we have had. The demand for the program has increased exponentially. The center became too small to accommodate all the children interested in our programming. Thus, I made a decision to grow, increase space and capacity to accommodate a greater number of children in the community.

In November of 2017, KELI’s expansion started.

 

At the moment, thanks to our generous supporters such as yourself, we have been able to complete two classrooms, a toilet, and a teachers’ office. By understanding the role play, plays in learning, KELI wishes to construct a state of the art playground at the center. We hope you will partner with us to make this dream of ours a reality. We currently need $1500 to have the playground constructed and installed. We hope you will support our vision by donating to this cause.

So far, we have raised $350 on Facebook and $55 on GoFundMe page.

Below are some pictures showing the progress we have made constructing the main building (two classrooms and teachers office) and toilets. We hope you will be so kind to help us reach the $1500 goal for a playground.

 

 

 

 

To support this project, please click here

Analyzing Mv. Spice Islander’s Investigation Report in Light of the Mv. Nyerere Ferry Sinking in Mwanza Region of Tanzania.


According to the report, “MV Spice Islander” had a maximum human loading capacity of 600 passengers. However, at the time of its sinking, it was carrying 2470 passengers. That is four times the maximum allowed. Further reports says, 941 passengers survived, 203 passengers lost their lives and 1326 passengers are still missing. I’m saddened by the magnitude of human loss.

The report further states, the cause of the accident was “severe levels of negligence.” Nine (9) people have been arraigned in connection to the accident. The dead and survivors of this accident will be compensated at a rate of Tshs 125,000 for 80 months which is equivalent to Tshs 10,000,000 per person.

The suggested figure is what I have issues with.  I feel like the figures are too low and will not work as a deterrent for future man-made accidents. My understanding is that human life is priceless. To save it, stiffer penalties must be imposed as a deterrent.

My questions are:

  1. Why payments are based on the basic salary levels?
  2. What made the commission to assume that all these people were going to die in the next 6 years and a half (80 months)?
  3. Why not use established income earning potentials for each of the passengers and life expectancy figures to figure out the payment?

This was an opportunity to severely punish those involved so that it will be a lesson to them and for others currently benefiting from this kind of behavior. Don’t let this incident be another missed opportunity like MV Bukoba. This should be a wake up call to shipowners, bus owners, and everyone involved in the transportation business. They needs to understand that “if you cause an accident due to negligence” leading to a loss or loss of lives; severe consequences will follow. The “kazi ya mungu” excuse should not be be the norm.

Once a person purchase a ticket, it’s a contractual agreement between the two parties and that the latter will transport the former safely from point A to point B. These contracts need to be honored. Maybe in the future (“that means now”) the government could implement a system that forces bus, ship and any kind of transportation business owners to declare the insurance value of a passenger and luggage on the back of the ticket in case an accident happens.

My belief is that if the owners are subjected to stiff penalties whenever accidents happens and are starting to see that their profits are being eroded; they will make sure that accidents due to negligence will not be a daily occurrences in Tanzania. To make them change their minds and put safety measures before profit, you have to hit them where it matters most—profits.

In addition to a deterrence on the part of the ship, buses, and any-other type of transportation owners. Citizen awareness campaign regarding overcrowding in public transportation needs to be carried out. It seems people are not learning from these incidence. More campaigns on road safety and problems associated with overcrowding are severely needed.

I will end you with this, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome.”

The Killing shall continue……..

Volunteering Opportunity at Kibogoji Experiential Learning, Inc (K.E.L.I.)


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY IN RURAL TANZANIA

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM AT KIBOGOJI EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, INC (KELI) IN TURIANI, MOROGORO -TANZANIA (JANUARY 2019)

Who Are We?

Kibogoji Experiential Learning, Inc (KELI) is registered Not For Profit Organization in Tanzania. Its mission is to bridge technological and instructional quality gap between urban and rural students of all levels in Tanzania.

Location:

Turiani, Mvomero District, Morogoro Region

Duration:

1 – 12 months

Volunteer project:

The project is organized in support of our pre-school and after school education enrichment programs. Kibogoji Experiential Learning, Inc (KELI) promotes early childhood education and Universal Primary Education. The increase in enrollment has increased the load to our staff and other workers to deliver quality services to the children. We currently serve a population of more than 100 children with only three teachers.

Volunteers are needed for teaching, training teachers, and in our outreach programs. We hope our volunteer will also help in fundraising and grant writing to secure more funding. Therefore, if you have passion for children, have worked in fundraising and are a successful grant writer, we welcome you at KELI.

Project theme:

Improving school learning environment and quality education.

Language:

English and Kiswahili.

Duration of the project:

1 to 12 months. The program is running throughout the year with vacation breaks in June and December.

Accommodation:

Kibogoji Experiential Learning, Inc (KELI) will provide accommodation for the duration of your stay. You will be given separate living quarter with own private entry. There is shared fridge, microwave, flat tv, and a range oven (GAS AND ELECTRIC COMBO).

Location:

Turiani, Mvomero District, in Morogoro Region.

Age range:

5 – 19 years old.

Participation fee:

$750

Extra fee:

$450 for 1 month; $650 for 2-3 months; $950 for 3-6 months; $1200 for 6-9 months; $1500 for 9-12 months

The extra fee is intended to support the local host. It is due upon arrival.

Contact Us: sfundi1@yahoo.com

Should children be the most important thing in your family?


Author: John Rosemond.

I was having difficulties reading it from the photo so I re-posted it as a comment. It’s worth the read.

I recently asked a married couple who have three kids, none of whom are yet teens, “Who are the most important people in your family?”

Like all good moms and dads of this brave new millennium, they answered, “Our kids!”

“Why?” I then asked. “What is it about your kids that gives them that status?” And like all good moms and dads of this brave new millennium, they couldn’t answer the question other than to fumble with appeals to emotion.

So, I answered the question for them: “There is no reasonable thing that gives your children that status.”

I went on to point out that many if not most of the problems they’re having with their kids — typical stuff, these days — are the result of treating their children as if they, their marriage, and their family exist because of the kids when it is, in fact, the other way around. Their kids exist because of them and their marriage and thrive because they have created a stable family.

Furthermore, without them, their kids wouldn’t eat well, have the nice clothing they wear, live in the nice home in which they live, enjoy the great vacations they enjoy, and so on. Instead of lives that are relatively carefree (despite the drama to the contrary that they occasionally manufacture), their children would be living lives full of worry and want.

This issue is really the heart of the matter. People my age know it’s the heart of the matter because when we were kids it was clear to us that our parents were the most important people in our families. And that, right there, is why we respected our parents and that, right there, is why we looked up to adults in general. Yes, Virginia, once upon a time in the United States of America, children were second-class citizens, to their advantage.

It was also clear to us — I speak, of course, in general terms, albeit accurate — that our parents’ marriages were more important to them than their relationships with us. Therefore, we did not sleep in their beds or interrupt their conversations. The family meal, at home, was regarded as more important than after-school activities. Mom and Dad talked more — a lot more — with one another than they talked with you. For lack of pedestals, we emancipated earlier and much more successfully than have children since.

The most important person in an army is the general. The most important person in a corporation is the CEO. The most important person in a classroom is the teacher. And the most important person in a family are the parents.

The most important thing about children is the need to prepare them properly for responsible citizenship. The primary objective should not be raising a straight-A student who excels at three sports, earns a spot on the Olympic swim team, goes to an A-list university and becomes a prominent brain surgeon. The primary objective is to raise a child such that community and culture are strengthened.

“Our child is the most important person in our family” is the first step toward raising a child who feels entitled.

You don’t want that. Unbeknownst to your child, he doesn’t need that. And neither does America.

-John Rosemond

Fundraising for Kibogoji Experiential Learning Center


Hello Kibogoji Family,

Last year I opened up a one roomed after school program for kids in a small town I grew up in in Tanzania. Kibogoji Experiential Learning Center is an innovative education center that seek to bridge instructional and technology gap between rural and urban schools in Tanzania.

 

The main focus of the center is to improve early childhood access and after School enrichment programs for primary school aged students. The center opened its doors in January 2017 with 25 students in a one roomed classroom. However, due to high demand for our early childhood and after school enrichment education programs, we currently have 120 registered students. Thus, our  one roomed classroom space is very limited and we would like to expand soonest to reach more kids.

 

We currently need:

$3200 to finish constructing our new two classroom building with a teachers’ office.

$1200 to construct bathrooms. $2500 to create child friendly environment for the students including swings, slides, and a field for sports.

$650 for chairs and desks for the two classrooms. Your donation is highly appreciated and we thank you for your support.

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Please donate to support this initiative by going here: https://www.gofundme.com/kibogoji-experiential-learning-fund

 

At Kibogoji Experiential Learning Center we live our lives believing that, “it is easier to build strong children than repairing broken men.” We hope you will support us in this endevour.

Here are links to our website and Facebook pages. https://kibogoji.com/kibogoji-educational-resources/

Facebook page is found here: https://www.facebook.com/kibogojiexperientiallearningcenter/

 

Thank you so much for your support.
Shaaban Fundi, Ph.D.
#Kibogoji

 

Shaaban K Fundi, M.S., M.A., Ph.D.

Founder and Managing Director

Kibogoji Experiential Learning Center

P.O. BoX 13

Turiani, Morogoro

Tanzania