The African Einstein Initiative is an organization based in Boulder, Colorado, that aims to promote and support efforts to provide, improve, or enhance quality pre-college education in sub-Saharan Africa.
We aim to build and equip STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) resource centers in public schools in order to increase student access to technology and resources such as books, computers, STEM related media and access to the World Wide Web.
The first building will be built in Kokrobite, Accra Region, Ghana. The building will serve as a flagship prototype that can be used show other communities what is possible. It will be built collaboratively between AEI and the Kokrobite villagers. Villagers will provide whatever resources they have, such as time, labor, and tools while AEI will provide the resources that would otherwise be out of reach for the village. The Kokrobite elders and chiefs have already made a formal commitment to the project.
The buildings will be two-story buildings, self-powered with solar panels. The first floor will be a science/engineering laboratory space and a computer lab. The top floor will be a library with an extensive STEM collection in addition to basic reading materials, other subjects such as history, social studies and literature. The bottom floor will be for school use only, but the top floor library will have certain hours during which it is open to all.
Phase 1: complete the entire two-story infrastructure and wiring for electrical and internet. This will cost us $15,000.
Phase 2: complete the interior with furniture, computers, books and periodic payments for internet access, Solar panel installment.
We are asking for your generous support to raise funds for Phase 1 of this project.
We have received a donation of $5,000 if we can raise $10,000.
Thank you from our hearts to yours,
Anas, Haydee, Robin and the AEI Team.