From a small Pennsylvania town, students use Skype to help others in Kenya

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Pennsylvania educator and Skype Master Teacher Michael Soskil was honored recently as one of 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize for his contributions to global citizenship.

Through a Skype call with a sister school in a small Kenyan village in Africa, Soskil’s students learned of the village’s unsanitary water conditions, which prevented students from going to school. Soskil’s class partnered with students in Kansas and Greece over Skype to help solve the problem and find solutions to provide clean drinking water, not only for the school, but also for many of the families in the village.

The result was Project Link, a three-country student collaboration that tackled the water crisis and allowed an entire village of students to continue their education.

To learn more, visit the Skype Social Good blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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