In celebration of this year’s International Child day, Dreams Hub Research and Innovation Center, Malabo, opened a new space in Basakato de la Sagrada Familia, as the Huevos de Cristal program expands further. For children aged between 7 and 13, it is a free program aimed at teaching and upskilling children in information technology, new languages, culture and preparing a good foundation for their teenage and adult years.
Huevos de Cristal started out in Malabo but as the program continues to record successes, the Founder of the initiative, Oscar A. Nchaso Bekari, believes extending it to other areas is necessary.
‘’We have seen how incredible it has been, having these children in our Ela Nguema center at Dreams Hub. Since the program started, their growth and development have been beautiful to watch. The intention is for them to leave better than they came and we continuously see that. Watching them demonstrate their computer and I.T skills, speak and read the English language, share their ideas and future career ambitions, are some of my favourite things from the program. Now that we have launched a new phase of it with excursions and working visits to organisations, we believed it was time to open a new center elsewhere. This is something we have wanted to do for a while and I am glad we have now done it, and will now focus on having the same positive impact like we have had here in Ela Nguema’’, he said.
The new Huevos de Cristal Space in the rural area of Basakato de la Sagrada Familia is run in conjunction with the Reverend Sisters in Basakato.
Some of the children who were present at the event were excited and displayed some of their inquisitiveness and vibrancy, which made the day more memorable. It did not end there as they also helped in mounting and setting up the new computer systems that were brought by the Dreams Hub team.
Once the computers were up and running, Nchaso, called on them to pay attention when their classes start and practice very often. The day’s event continued after as the children and Dreams Hub team played games, answered their questions and engaged them in conversations.
It was a great way to celebrate the International Child day and seeing the joy in their eyes and experiencing their excitement made it even more memorable. Classes at the new center of the Huevos de Cristal program, Basakato, will start in a few days from now.