It is with great excitement that Kids with Destiny prepares to launch Rhino University, coming soon to help children from sick and disadvantaged background.
Kids With Destiny is very excited about Project Rhino, our latest commitment to help provide holistic treatment to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Project Rhino identifies children who do not have access to basic healthcare or cannot regularly attend school due and provides them with a free education, food, and medical care. This year alone, we hope to see a thousand more children gain access to Project Rhino’s robust learning platform. The platform delivers an accredited primary school education through engaging online lesson plans and the help of over 300 annual volunteers.
In 2010, Michael Gray from Sawgrass Shack visited Calcutta where he met with the Indian leadership. Together they worked on Project Rhino branding and took an assessment of the online education need for Kids With Destiny. Sawgrass Shack formulated plans to add interactive games and lesson plans to the curriculum to keep the interest of the children as they make an adjustment from their disadvantaged backgrounds.
Caring for India's children has always been at the heart of our programs. We began addressing their greatest needs over 50 years ago with a daily feeding program for poor families and through quality primary and secondary schools. A general hospital soon followed that today provides free treatment to children suffering from cleft lips and palates, thalassemia, and leukemia. Yet there is more to be done. Thousands of children from disadvantaged backgrounds still do not have access to quality education. These include children living in the slums, red light districts, impoverished rural villages, and even those in the hospital who cannot regularly attend a formal school setting.
Beginning in 2010, Kids with Destiny purposed to do something great for these children by building an online learning platform, accessible in any location with an Internet connection and a computer. The platform, named Rhino University, provides a robust, quality education through online lesson plans, interactive games, entertainment, and one-on-one mentoring support. Please check back soon for a virtual glimpse inside the platform.