Dec. 6, 2012
-- Forest Hills, New York. As part of Kechie's Project commitment to cross cultural awareness, founder Ms. Nkechi Ogbodo visited P.S.101Q in Forest Hills, New York where she gave a presentation about Nigeria for the third grade classes as part of their Social Studies under the instruction of social studies teacher Mr. Moss. This presentation touched upon aspects of Nigeria's history, economics, and culture exploring the similarities and contrasts with their own American culture. The students were able to have an intense and vibrant question and answer session with Ms. Ogbodo to expand upon and explore their understanding of the material they have been exploring in class.
"Once again Ms. Ogbodo came to visit our 3rd graders to enhance our unit on Nigeria. She explained Kechie's Project and shared valuable insight into the country we have been studying. The students were so inspired by her presentation that they are in the process of writing letters to be sent to students in Nigeria. Our school would once again like to thank Ms. Ogbodo, as well as parent Mr. Swinand for another meaningful experience for our students." Mr. Moss, social studies teacher at P.S.101
Nkechi Ogbodo, "We hope to develop a relationship with the children here in New York with the Nigerian girls that are being sponsored by Kechie's Project. I plan on presenting these letters to the girls when I travel to Nigeria in January 2013 and bringing back return letters for the children at P.S.101Q. Children can be empowered to see that they can make a difference in lives of others across the world by merely picking up a pencil and sharing their thoughts, interests, and questions in letters. I am so inspired and delighted that the third grade children understood their lesson material and had such an intense interest in Nigeria and its people."
Kechie’s Project is a unique nonprofit organization specifically focused on empowering underprivileged girls and providing them with educational resources. This takes place in both Nigeria and in the United States as well. Donations to Kechie’s Project provide direct financial support and resources to two schools in Nigeria and the organization also provides cultural awareness programs in New York City Schools most recently PS101Q Elementary School in Forest Hills, NY. Kechie’s Project is dedicated to direct involvement with minimal administrative costs. This focused approach benefits selected children enabling their growth and providing them with future opportunity. The result is a positive effect on their community and our world community.
For further information on Kechie’s Project, event sponsorship, public appearances, or donations, please contact Frank Swinand at frank.swinand@
kechiesproject.org, or log onto www.kechiesproject.org