Help us give children a chance for a better life
This structured educational program will open the doors of opportunity and knowledge for our children to excel in their future
With Silicon Valley in their backyard, volunteers of the San Francisco - Bay Area Chapter founded an educational program that will allow children previously cared for by the PCRF to explore their interest in technology and strive for a brighter future. The TechEd Program extends PCRF’s impact beyond medical aid by opening the door to knowledge and opportunity.
In partnership with A M Qattan Foundation, the PCRF will sponsor a month long after-school course is designed to teach the fundamentals of technology in a simple and fun way using Kano, the globally reputable educational computer and coding kit.
Kano is based off three principles: simple steps, storytelling, physical computing, and tying them all together in a sense of play and exploration. Students will start from scratch to assemble the pieces and eventually learn to code apps, music, art, games, and more. After finishing this project, these children will have the knowledge and tools to create with technology and a new computer of their own.
We believe it is our duty as an organization to expand our mission beyond medical treatment onto education for children; who will be given access to computers and equipment that might not be readily available or affordable for the first time.
Handicapped, orphaned, or injured youth previously treated by the PCRF are at a disadvantage due to the constraints of a physical disability or lack of opportunity. Introducing these children to an education of technology will provide a much needed advantage. Engaging in this field in a collaborative setting will teach students how to pay attention to detail, apply logic and solve problems, and set and accomplish goals.
The purpose of the program is to provide these children with the necessary skills that enable them to transcend the barriers that have limited their ability to expand their horizons. TechEd is an extension of our overall mission to help strengthen the social, mental, and overall wellbeing of children in the Middle East.