Foldscopes at Hamomi-Kangemi, Nairobi!

Thanks to the generosity of Manu and his team, Hamomi Children’s Centre (www.hamomi.org) in the Kangemi – Nairobi, Kenya now have their very first microscopes!

Despite losing power for over a day, we were able to capture many pictures of various specimens and it was a GREAT intro to the world of microbiology for the kids here in the Kangemi slums! I was able to hold several sessions for grades 5-8 in small groups at a time! Not having AC power didn’t matter!Making Foldscopes!

A portion of the 6th Grade class at Hamomi with Foldscopes!
A portion of the 6th Grade class at Hamomi with Foldscopes!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Incredible to see these images. It’s always really powerful for us to see – when people like you take instruments and science to people in far corners of the world. I would love to see the children engage in the Foldscope community (maybe initially via you).

    Please share your insights; what you saw, how you trained and shared ideas and more photos – please please. We all will live the moments of your engagement via these snapshots.

    Can’t wait to see what the kids discover. Let the explorations begin.

    Cheers
    Manu

  2. Nataraj says:

    It is powerful to see people all over the world being empowered with science. This is a great step towards new discovery.

    Regards

    Nataraj

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