An Opportunity to Help.
As teachers, we know what it is like to make sacrifices for our students. We work beyond contract hours. We make sure kids have snacks. It goes on and on! Imagine, however, working without a salary at all! Teachers at HIP Academy are making that sacrifice right now! While it is incredibly moving that they are willing to give so selflessly for their students, it is not sustainable. Read on to see how you can help!
Spending time with Livingstone has been incredible! It is clear that the village holds him and his brother Fred (a HIP teacher) in the highest esteem. The community knows the education the teachers are providing at HIP is critical not only for the future of the children, but the future of the whole village.
Life in Livingstone's village is rich in family time and close community connections. In other areas, however, they have great need. School funding is one of those needs.
Budget shortfalls mean the teachers at HIP Academy are currently forgoing their salaries of just $50 a month. That's why Livingstone (with Beth's help) is launching a funding campaign in hopes of raising funds to pay a competitive salary and allow his dedicated teachers to continue to do their transformative work. Even beginning teachers in the US make more in a WEEK than a Kenyan teacher makes in a YEAR.
Please take a moment to check out the campaign. Livingstone would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out! If you can donate, thank you on behalf of HIP Academy and the whole community.
Meet Beth and Curtis!
Presidential Award-Winning teacher and hula hoop fanatic, Beth loves bringing real world science to kids! Beth is fascinated by engineering challenges, technology, and outdoor learning spaces. After 25 years teaching kindergarten, she’s excited to share her passion and experience on-line with classrooms from around the world!