The Aminata Maternal FOundation Skype Project
The purpose of Aminata Maternal Foundation SKYPE Project is putting human faces to reality.
This educational programme is a wonderful occasion for High school students in Australia to be able to interact live with our “Dream Girls” at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Sierra Leone.
The SKYPE Project will build a golden opportunity for the students and the girls to connect and share experiences learning from each other, whether through their countries, family, school, home, friends, lifestyle and ethnicity.
The opportunities for students:
- About the history of Sierra Leone
- Why teenage pregnancy and infant mortality is so high in Sierra Leone
- Why education is not a priority in Sierra Leone
- Intercultural communication skills
- Problem-solving through education
- The value of education in their own lives
- Create connections and built memories that you will never forget
What is it about?
The school will choose a group of students to have a 30 minutes conversation live with a group of girls in Africa, after a previous preparation with the resources and background information provided by AMF.
During the chat, the students will exchange ideas and experiences with the “Dream Girls”, discussing and sharing relevant concepts about the differences of culture, lifestyle, and everyday life. Following the Skype session, students will research the topics that were conversed and present a proposal for taking action to address the issues they learned about.
After three months, a second Skype session will be arranged, where the groups will have the opportunity to share what they have learned from the experience and how the connection has impacted their points of view.
To participate, you have to register with the Aminata Maternal Foundation SKYPE Project Coordinator from your school.
Join now and be part of this innovative project that will allow you to put human faces to reality!