Job Development Workshop: (NEW)
Inspired by the years spent teaching in various international locations, founder, Kristina Applegate decided it was time to add job development projects to the workshop. The cultivation of Quinoa, a super crop, nutrient-rich grain, in salinity conditions, needing little water, has been in development around the world providing valuable nutritious protein. Kristina’s years of farming experience, studying coffee farming and agriculture in Latin America and learning about artificial ponds benefits to producing Talaipia, have been at the forefront of her mind to bring these life saving and potential earning potential to young adults. Additionally, the development of paid secure portable showers and toilets designed and built by young adults to help create more sanitation and a safer environment for others.
Job Development Overview
Development & Engagement
With the help of skilled volunteers and contractors in both the USA and abroad, all job development projects are lead by experienced adults in the fields of carpentry and agriculture. The design of each project is carefully custom-designed to fit the countries environment. The three project proposal designs; Quinoa micro-grain farming, artificial pond development, and portable toilets and showers are built by the young adults participating in Kids Share Workshops. Ages 14-22 are welcome to join the job development workshops. *All KSW projects are designed to work with rural schools, either on their grounds or surrounding community locations. A youth-run board of directors, supported by local educators, is built to ensure the success and continuation of the project. Schools are encouraged to monitor and support ongoing projects to help future generations. Continued funding from these projects is up to the board of directors, the percentage given to the local school’s student budget.
Storytelling and Social Change
**All of our books are FREE PDF books. Please contact us if you wish to read our PDF books.
2017 Kids Share Zambia Workshop
The Kids Share Zambia book was made for the child and community who created the book with us.
Follow the journey of school children living in rural Zambia, with Kids Share Workshops and World Vision. Learn about their dreams for a better future, and how they travel far for education and for their families who struggle to give them everything they can. And the girls and young women who safely want to grow into strong women and choose their own future. I am Zambian, Who Am I?
Title: Kids Share Zambia: I Am Zambian-Who Am I? Authored by the Children and teens at the Bimbe Primary School and Home of Hope, at World Vision Zambia’s area development projects.
In developing countries, education is not a given right, but a privilege for those who can afford it. In these cases, families are selling what little they have to keep their children in school and often can’t continue their education. In addition, children have a lot of chores in the early morning hours, walk far distances to school, are often hungry, and worry about drought. At night, children try to study and read by candlelight because electricity is too expensive. Yet astonishingly, they often give the biggest smiles with warm hearts. Through native songs and dance, children find solace in a very challenging childhood…
United States of America
2015 Kids Share Newtown Totems Workshop
Please enjoy reading the PDF file below the children’s storytelling. After completing her/his personal illustration, each child took 15-30 minutes to write about a Native American Totem, Zodiac Animal. This simple and fun storytelling exercise connected the children to a totem through a cognitive awareness writing process. Next, each child enjoyed the opportunity to read their unique story to the group. Please take a look at Newtown Totem Stories
2013 Kids Share Newtown Workshop
Title: Kids Share Newtown: Adventures in Time Travel And Other Amazing Stories!
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
(No book was published.)
Thanks to the support of Partners of the Americas volunteers, travel grants, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters traveling funding, Kids Share Workshops was able to reach over 200 children in Costa Rica, Oregon, and Vermont!
With tremendous volunteer support from the Costa Rica Partners and Oregon, many children were able to experience paper art therapy and how to beautify recycled material. Although this was not our typical bookmaking workshop but a shortened art therapy program, we hope to return to a couple of Partners of the America’s communities in both Oregon and Costa Rica and spend up to two weeks focusing on creating a book together.
(No book was published.)
Thanks to the support of Partners of the Americas Guatemala chapter leaders and travel grants, Kids Share Workshops was able to reach a small community in Panajachel located on Lake Atitlan. Although this smaller workshop was not supported by Partners of the Americas volunteers, a connection was made with the Guatemala City Chapter.
With volunteer support from the Guatemalan Partners, our team was able to learn more about the many programs supported by Guatemalan volunteers. Kristina and her children enjoyed living with a host family in Guatemala city while meeting with the chapter board members and discussing future two weeks, Book Making Workshop locations.
Have fun exploring the first book in our Kids Share Workshops series, as we bring children living in rural India together with those living in the U.S. through an exchange of art and ideas! Here kids from both cultures share a few of their lives, dreams, and the things they care about. During the 2008-2009 school year, Kids Share Workshops and Publishing Inc. (KSWP) visited schools in Montpelier and Waterbury, Vermont, while also sending a workshop package to the Tibetan Children’s Village in Bylakuppe, India. In each location, kids created visual art.