Technology comes to Project Eden

Set in a modest village surrounded by beautiful lychee trees, Project Eden welcomed sixteen lovely young ladies into its program this Fall. With the addition of more students, the project is thrilled to now have four teachers who teach them daily. The students are taught English, Chinese, Math and have just begun a new Computer class.  Earlier this Summer, there was talk of some computers being donated for the students to use and some of the staff began renovating a room to house them in. They girls were delighted to hear that ten gently used laptops was going to be generously loaned by Shekou International School for use at Project Eden.

A short trip was made to Shenzhen to pick up the laptops in September and squeals of joy were heard when the car that was carrying the computers pulled into the driveway. Many of the girls have had little exposure to technology and the staff would like to be able to teach them basic typing skills, how to navigate the internet and how to use simple programs. We know these basic skills will one day assist the girls in their schoolwork and future job.

The student’s reaction to the computer class has been SO positive and definitely a class that they look forward to attending each day. When asked why the students enjoyed using the computers, one student replied, “I like learning how to type and I enjoy learning something new”. Another student said, “I like using the computers because it helps me learn new English words”. We are so thankful for this generous gift and we would like to thank everyone at Shekou International School for thinking of our project!  Specifically, a big thank-you to John Burns and the whole tech team at the SIS Genius Bar.

(Pictured top to bottom:  Drew from Project Eden receiving 10 laptops from SIS; some of the Eden girls enjoying their first class in the refurbished computer room).

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