Currently Project Kinect is partnering with Peacework to execute four projects in 2016. Two of them are in Belize and two are in South Africa. Peacework is a nonprofit that connects Americans with service opportunities abroad that contributes to sustainable development in those countries.
- In January 2015 we worked with students from Gateway Technical College in Burlington, Wisconsin. The students worked on projects in different areas including nursing, physical therapy, and human services. The human services students are in the second year of creating a program called BAM, Belize Against Marijuana. This program is similar to the DARE program in the United States. When the project is finished, BAM will have a strategic plan for the year of 2015. Here are some pictures from that experience.
- In March we worked with Oklahoma State. For a week in Belize City for the second year in a row, Oklahoma State education students worked with Belizean students and teachers on literacy techniques for different ages of primary students. In addition to the lesson plans, there was also teachers workshops and poetry workshops for the students which got them excited about poetry. Here are some pictures from that experience.
- In April we worked with four pediatrician residents from University of Arkansas Medical Services. We spent three weeks in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa observing and meeting with health care professionals to exchange information and to better understand how there are ways to possibly bridge techniques between countries. Here are some pictures from that experience.