By Janice Phelan, November 26, 2019
Students at Summit Technology Academy are seeking the public’s help through a recently launched crowdfunding campaign designed to support a new project partnering the local students with a school in Kenya, the University of Central Missouri and a global technology company.
Donations to the crowdfunding site will pay for technology necessary for videoconferencing in Kenya as well as additional broadband capability at the Kenya school. To donate, visit gofundme.com/f/kenmo.
Students from Summit Technology Academy and their partner school, Makueni Innovation Campus, have participated in several videoconferences along with John Musau, founder and CEO of Digloso, an international technology company. The University of Central Missouri is involved in the partnership, offering support and resources.
Summit Technology Academy, operated by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, and the University of Central Missouri’s Lee’s Summit campus are both located within the Missouri Innovation Campus.
KenMo, which launched during September, will initially include pilot competitions, workshops and events designed to allow students, educators, companies, entrepreneurs and sponsors to problem-solve in a collaborative environment.
For more information about KenMo, visit the project's website.