ICAN Educate Mission
Dear Prospective ICAN Educators and Schools,
The International Children’s Awareness Network (ICAN) invites you to join us in an educational adventure. ICAN is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering educational accessibility and sustainability training and action to the neediest corners of the world. We urge you to join us in this process as an ICAN Educator or School—a list of teachers and schools that support the ICAN Educate mission and want to join ICAN in funding organizations that focus on international cooperative education and internet/computer donation to schools and community centers.
The International Children’s Awareness Network is building an emerging network of students, schools, communities, and organizations. One of ICAN’s primary goals is to encourage a direct connection between young people on a one to one, a classroom to classroom, and even a youth group to youth group basis. We will be using our ICAN Student discussion board, chat room, blog and other emerging social networking tools to promote a dialogue between young people of different nations, cultures and economic backgrounds. ICAN hopes to inspire young people the world over to find common ground in exploring the expanse of the internet together. By sharing knowledge, experience, art and even a laugh or two, students worldwide can grow together as they help to shape their own future. This is ICAN Connect. Students and teachers can inquire HERE about this central ICAN Educate campaign.
Through the technological wonders of computers, the world has become a much smaller place. By way of the internet we now have instant communications and the opportunity to build and maintain friendships worldwide. This brings us to a new threshold in the global exchange of ideas and information. The wealth of information available on the internet now can be a great equalizer, bringing a digital age education to every corner of the Earth. Educational resources, research capabilities, educational videos and even a wide array of ICAN Educator and School contributions in the form of classroom projects, donated lectures and lessons, classroom webcasts, and school sharing partnership initiative ideas available in the daily updated ICAN IDEAS—Internet Depot of Education, Activism, and Sustainability.
ICAN sees education as a birthright and understands that shared knowledge enriches us all. We promote small to mid sized NGO’s that help bring access to the World Wide Web to children in some of the world’s most impoverished places. This is, in fact, the project that we started our organization with in 2008 when our founder, Richard Ogulnick set out to supply a fully functioning, internet connected computer room to the St. Theresa School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, read about it here in our ICAN Student Blog. We and NGOs like us are helping to close the technological divide by providing computer donation and internet access to children in struggling communities. Through the ICAN Educate .Org list, the visitor or member will be able to connect with organizations that understand the power of international cooperative education and computer and internet donation. ICAN hopes you will support these organizations that seek help the children of the world develop lasting friendships and sharing partnerships devoted to international cooperative education, youth solidarity beyond boarders, and equity of knowledge.
We encourage and tirelessly defend the free exchange of ideas as a human right. In our social network for good, The Human Family Forum, the students, educators, communities, and organizations have their own discussion boards, chat rooms, and blogs. Location, culture, class background and even language are no longer limiting factors to worldwide cooperative education and knowledge exchange. We want you, the teachers and schools, to be part of this exciting process — Be the ICAN Revolution.
We feel ICAN IDEAS is an important tool for the new curriculum building demanded by emerging technology. The ICAN Educate section of IDEAS for students and teachers offers a database of categorized pictures, videos, lesson plans, webcasts, podcasts, and links to free educational sites online. All of these resources found within these databases provide great ways for your class and school to connect with other cultures, experience different perspectives, and build international friendships and sharing partnerships.
We want you, the teachers and schools, to be part of this exciting process — Be the ICAN Revolution! Together, as a global force for internet-based cooperative education and true equity of knowledge through emerging technology, we can make the jump together from traditional models of education forward to education’s new digital frontier where every student with access to the internet can claim their stake—even impoverished communities of children that have never used a computer will, through internet and computer donation campaigns, have an opportunity to enter equipped and ready to contribute to the global marketplace of ideas.
I sincerely hope to be working with you and your school in the near future,
Damon Matthew Smith
ICAN—International Children’s Awareness Network
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