Mother’s Day 2016 in: 242 DAY 08 HR 02 MIN 32 SEC
Kathleen Chromicz Milestones
Kathleen Chromicz
1 Plan and launch a collaborative Computer Coding Club 2 Start creating the Villages Innovate website 3 Write + disseminate a media release about the Computer Coding Club 4 Write + disseminate a media release about the collaboration with Adjacent To One
About Kathleen Chromicz and Villages Innovate

At its best, technology is a connector -- bridging people, places, and experiences for the betterment of everyone. When Kathleen Chromicz saw a real need to bring sustainable technological curriculum and resources to her local Kenyan schools, she founded Villages Innovate, a technology-focused education platform. Its mission? To connect lives and learning through partnerships and technology. Working with communities in Kenya and East Africa, the program is building a 360 digital education platform that serves both teachers and students. Her even bigger goal is to bring this innovative approach to technological education beyond Africa, to teachers and students around the world.

While the Digital Divide continues to hamper the world's most disadvantaged, today's youth cannot wait to be prepared for tomorrow. They need the skills to live in their world right now. Leap-frogging using technology may be the solution. Mobile technologies and apps are becoming effective modes of communicating, delivering content, even serving as local payment systems (MPESA in Kenya). Innovation and creativity are the strengths in Africa. 

Villages Innovate continues this educational work through: 
  • Collaborative exploration of innovative technology to create vibrant learning environments, from which diverse students emerge as innovative global citizens who engage their talents and expertise to add value to the world
  • Participation in teams of local and global partners willing to weave material and intellectual resources into sustainable communities and models of technology-embedded education in developing countries
  • The spark of global service-learning partnerships that grow personal and meaningful relationships while designing sustainable solutions to challenges that benefit all stakeholders

Meet the Moms

& Their Projects
Ameeta Mukherjee
Science Matters Ameeta is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, and worked as an engineer and scientist in Silicon Valley for over 15 years. She lives in California with her husband and two young boys.
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Digital Commuter Strategy Our big idea is to use digital technology to improve and streamline the end-to-end experience of New York City's public transportation system. We're on the hunt for a mom who is as passionate as we are about innovation in public transportation. 
Kathleen Chromicz
Villages Innovate Kathleen is a teacher committed to Service Learning concerning global issues. She is a mother to two grown men who she regularly video conferences with just so they can keep up with her.