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Feeding Hungry Minds

MISSION STATEMENT

To support motivated youth in overcoming obstacles to higher education and introduce them to a wider worldview using multi-media technologies

We have Youth and Technology Education Centers in USA and Africa that provides a safe learning environment where young people work with adult mentors to develop skills and build confidence through the use of technology.




In May 2013, at the Freetown, Sierra Leone Technology Computer Center - we opened our improved computer lab. Complete with networked Macs, providing online learning, typing, and multimedia training tools. Currently building a digital academic library.

Our goals are to provide youth with a digital broadcast network that can be a platform for education, information, culture, growth and change. To become a part of a global network of technology centers around the world, that provide youth access to resources and online learning that help them lead outstanding lives while contributing to their communities.





In 2017 these Students from Freetown, were chosen for a test trial of our self-paced learning program that focused strictly on math and science. The Ebola crisis of 2016 impacted many students because the schools were shut down for almost a year during the outbreak. Dr. Suresh Appavoo, an Associate Professor of Education at Dominican University of California in partnership with Ubiquitous Vision developed this self-paced learning program to help fill in the gaps and give these students the opportunity to get caught up in school. We are continuing to develop this program during the trial period.




International Day of the African Child
Students from the Feeding Hungry Minds Learning Center took pictures and videos of youth in Freetown, Sierra Leone observing the Day of the African Child, in memory of thousands of black school children who were maimed and killed in the 1976 Soweto uprising, as they took to the streets to protest the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught in their own language.

The International Day of the African Child has been commemorated on 16 June every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of health care and education provided to African children.


Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa, has a special significance in the history of the transatlantic slave trade as the departure point for thousands of west African captives. The capital, Freetown, was founded as a home for repatriated former slaves in 1787. But the country's modern history has been overshadowed by a brutal civil war that ended in 2002 with the help of Britain, the former colonial power, and a large United Nations peacekeeping mission. Sierra Leone has experienced substantial economic growth in recent years, although the ruinous effects of the civil war continue to be felt. The country is also rich in diamonds and other minerals. The trade in illicit gems, known as "blood diamonds" for their role in funding conflicts, perpetuated the civil war. The government has sought to crack down on the trade.
 
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