Rector Fifth Grader's Project Helps Hungry Kids

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Fifth grade students in Barbara Robertson's class at Rector Elementary School show off their UNICEF Kid Power Bands. (TD photo/Jennifer Vaughn)

Students in Barbara Robertson's fifth grade class at Rector Elementary School have undertaken a project in hopes of providing help to help hungry children around the world. In an effort to help, students in the class are participating in the UNICEF Kid Power Band program.

UNICEF Kid Power is a teacher-led classroom experience which leverages easy-to-use technology and a standards-aligned curriculum. The technology includes UNICEF Kid Power Bands for the students, and a classroom tablet to sync the bands and track progress.

By being active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, the students go on missions to learn about new cultures and earn points. As they progress, the accumulated points unlock funding from parents, fans and partners. In turn, the funds are used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of food to severely malnourished children around the world.

In essence, the more the kids move, the more points they earn, and the more lives they can save. To date more than 80,000 kids taken part in the program though various schools.

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