Since 2006, WKCD has launched several websites that stand separately from wkcd.org, but link to us. Grown from our various project activities, each site has its own, special focus.
|Do you work with students who are the first in their family to try for college? Help them get the knowledge they need. This new WKCD website includes hard facts about college access, motivational quotes and books, extensive tips from the first-generation college students, grade-by-grade planning checklists, and online resources.
The site also features three short videos. One includes interviews with six first-generation college students; in the other two, high school videographers address the obstacles inner city and immigrant students face getting the college preparation they need.
|In Tanzania, close to the towering Mt. Kilimanjaro, the vast plains of the Serengeti, and the Great Rift Valley, lies a village called Kambi ya Simba. It is a rural village, with one road in and one road out. Its 5,000 residents, spread over 40 square kilometers, are farmers. They are poor, by every measure.
For two years, WKCD has worked with students at Awet Secondary School in Kambi ya Simba to document daily life in their village-with digital cameras and tape recorders. This new website offers a virtual visit to this East African village, through the eyes of its youth.
|Everywhere you look today, China is in the news. But how much do we know about the daily life there?
Recently WKCD, with support from the Asia Society, spent two weeks with students at Beijing No. 12 High School creating a series of photo essays about life—and school—in New China. Younger students added a postscript: an audio Chinese-English dictionary in their own voices.
Here WKCD shares their remarkable images and words in a series of multimedia presentations.
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“There’s a radical—and wonderful—new idea here… that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people’s ideas, analyzers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on the world.”
– Deborah Meier, educator