Updated August 25, 2022
Sammy and Bowen pairing on there inkscape activity with NASA

NASA Inkscape Activity

First published on August 26, 2022
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Nelly Cheboi (Kosi)
CEO | CNN Hero | Forbes Under 30

NASA interns have held remote classes with students at Zawadi Yetu Mogotio. Often it starts with a brief overview of the NASA's use of a specific technology followed by an activity where the break into rooms each room lead by a NASA intern.

Each time, the students have asked their lead NASA intern if they have been to space. On our most recent, they covered what it takes to go to space, who has gone to space and how to go space.

Students had a lot of questions

  1. Bowen asked Can a kid go to space?
  2. Sammy asked Can you bring your own food to space?
  3. Ogutu asked Is there internet in space?
  4. Toto asked Is there light and darkness in space?

The students were so happy have their questions answered. The next day during class they all sketched rockets on inkscape.

Kelvin even said

When I grow up, I am going to buy a rocket and explore space. Here is my rocket that I have designed

Sammy said

I want to thank Nelly, TechLit and NASA for teaching us about space. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't know that space doesn't have gravity.

These sessions with NASA have really open our students horizons. Thank you Herb and Team.

Photos of the remote class and rockets the student drew the next day

Allan drawing a rocket at the TechLit computer lab zawadi yetu
Bowen and Sammy students at Zawadi Yetu  sitting on desks at the TechLit Hub
Bowen showing a screen with his rocket
Kelvin showing his screen with a rocket he says he want to own his own rocket when he grows up
Kevin a student at Zawadi Yetu smiling at a zoom call during a NASA inkscape at TechLit Hub
Ogutu standing in front of the zoom call asking questions about Space in the NASA activity
Sammy and Bowen paring on their inkspace activity during the NASA remote class
An Inkscape screen showing a rocket with works TechLit and Nasa taking us to space
Rono showing his rocket on the screen at TechLit computer lab
Sammy showing rockets on his inkscape screen
TechLit Students from Zawadi Yetu watching a video on how someones washes their hair in space

About The Author

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Nelly Cheboi (Kosi)
CEO | CNN Hero | Forbes Under 30

Nelly Cheboi is a celebrated social entrepreneur, Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, and CNN Hero. After growing up in rural Kenya and lifting her family out of poverty, she focused on her community.