Developing Maker Mindsets in Vietnam with Cadence
168,000 children in Vietnam are orphans or have been abandoned. Many spend most of their childhood years in government facilities. Few of these children graduate with basic computing skills, greatly limiting their employment options, and even fewer go on to attend university.
Kidspire Vietnam is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support children living in orphanages to take control of their own futures. Kidspire Vietnam’s innovative program features a student-centered learning environment and a curriculum focused on social-emotional learning, creativity, critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving. Their program has drastically increased children’s engagement in learning and career readiness.
In April 2020, a team of 10 Cadence volunteers will support Kidspire staff by:
- hosting a global cardboard challenge to shift the maker mindset from one dictated by kits and resources to innovative creativity, problem-solving, and designing community solutions,
- building LeadVN seminars to assist older students to maintain momentum toward their ideal career,
- advancing their capacity through workflow management, social media strategy, and communication development with external partners,
- maintaining, upgrading, and managing Chromebook devices.