During the 2013-14 school year, CSG students will be working in a three-way partnership with female teens and young women in Haiti to develop health-related curriculum for the girls at Akili Prep school in the slums of Kenya. Check our blog for updates on details as this project gets underway.
One Dream, One Hundred Laptops - Laptops for Egypt
Sarah Naguib is a CSG graduate, class of 2013. She developed and supports a Laptops for Egypt program in partnership with Hands Along the Nile for the "Abaleen" communities in Egypt. During her junior and senior years at CSG, she raised $30,000 to purchase 100 laptops to send to two schools in Egypt. Check out her blog to learn more:
All students contribute to a growing library of teaching and learning resources. These can be found at http://columbusschoolforgirls.net/etoys All resources are developed with Creative Commons licensing in mind. They are all free to use. Please use and distribute widely. Lessons so far include:
An 8-lesson curriculum on basic music concepts without notation.
A 9-lesson curriculum on music theory and notation.
A 10-lesson curriculum on malaria.
A 10-lesson curriculum on sanitation.
A 13-lesson curriculum on art.
Various teaching aids for teaching Etoys.
Etoys lesson "challenges" useful in teaching Etoys.
CSG After Hours Program
For two years now, older CSG students teach elementary school students how to use Etoys and the XO in a weekly after hours program. This is the first time that CSG has had students teaching students. Teaching is an option for those high school girls who have already completed one year of the coursework.