If you’ve found yourself typing in http://www.seavuria.org and ending up on a page looking something like this:
Don’t fear! You’re not alone. And also, we’re still here!!
SeaVuria is currently in the process of purchasing our domain from a third-party host, and though we would have wished for a smoother transition, we’ve hit a couple of bumps in the road! So, for now, you can Google us to access this website, or just type in our temporary domain: http://www.seavuriaforall.wordpress.com
In addition, until our domain is up and running again, it will be best to reach us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we’ve transitioned, you will be able to once again contact us through our personalized emails, email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion. Rest assured, we’ll be getting things sorted as soon as possible!
Have a look at our 2-minute introduction video, Meet SeaVuria!
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As shared with you earlier this year, SeaVuria partnered with Rotary International on a two-year Vocational Training Team Grant, in which Rotary International funded a team of local Seattle-based science teachers (the vocational team) to work with over 60 teachers in our Kenyan partner schools. The goal of the partnership was to collaborate on improving teaching techniques from the current didactic approach to one that is interactive, hands-on, relevant, meaningful and engaging. In addition, our hope in the schools was to positively influence students to see themselves as capable scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, that can succeed in their STEM education.
Our dedicated team put in a great deal of time, preparation and thoughtfulness into planning their professional development lessons, and in return were richly rewarded with fulfilling experiences, encouraging moments, and lasting memories.
In creating our original site, SeaVuriaForTeachers, our hope was to create an intuitive and easy-to-use database of web-based resources such as video lectures, student interactives, and content-based games, intended to aid teachers in their math and science pedagogy and aid students in their understanding of challenging concepts. Read More
Jacob & youngest daughter, Tabitha
In the summer of 2013, Jacob Nzuma was scheduled to be the driver for SeaVuria’s small professional development team as we led teacher training in rural Kenya. Always smiling, Jacob turned out to be not only a wonderful driver, keeping us safe and getting us to our appointments on time, but also (much to our surprise) an amazing game driver, spotting animals lying in the grass and showing us this breathtaking ecosystem. Our daily commutes through the stunning beauty of Kenya became mini-safaris, both serene and exciting as many of us saw herds of elephants, running giraffes, and regal lions in their natural habitat for the first time.
This year, SeaVuria scholarship programs (Girls to Girls and PETRI) were able to send 63 Kenyan youth to high school. And the scholarships are paying off.
Marietta Mbinya, a 3-year recipient of a SeaVuria scholarship, earned the top score in all of Taita Taveta County on her college entrance exam, the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. This bright young scholar is on her way to a college education; an opportunity that may not have been possible without the financial support of a scholarship.
On April 26th, 2017, Stephen Mutuku and Christopher Kisilu arrived in Seattle, Washington for a 15-day whirlwind of meetings, school visits, teacher collaborations, and of course, a little Seattle sight-seeing. Stephen and Christopher have been invaluable partners to SeaVuria since its inception, and we were happy to introduce them to their teaching colleagues here in Seattle and share the current science and technology teaching techniques used in our schools.With productive dialogues about projects, resources, and participation, we have worked together to create an effective plan for moving forward in 2017 and beyond.
In our quest to put globally relevant projects in front of the eyes and minds of our students, SeaVuria is always looking for partners that are on the front lines in STEM careers. Last year, we were thrilled to meet up with Brandon Sack, a Postdoctoral fellow in the Kappe Lab of the Center for Infectious Disease Research. At the lab, Brandon is charged with using immunology to improve malaria vaccines; with SeaVuria, Brandon was charged with taking our Malaria Project into the schools of Kenya.
PETRI stands for Philanthropy, Education, Teaching, Research, Involvement. Founded in 2011, PETRI is a club of Mercer Island High School girls. The club has three main areas of focus: Read More