Technology Grant awarded by Nima’s Wish Foundation & NextStep Recycling!
Eliman Gibba, President of Nima’s Wish Foundation
These two groups are working together to provide up to 7 refurbished laptops, 15 refurbished tablets, and 1 projector for Wellsprings! What a wonderful educational gift. Thank you!
The laptops will be utilized as workstations in each classroom and the teacher’s office and the tablets will be available for one whole class as well as for students with visual impairment and other specific barriers to learning. The projector will be used in the lab room.
Nima’s Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established in honor of Alexandra Sianis-Gibba and Eliman Gibba’s daughter, Nima Gibba. Nima died at only 11-years-old in a tragic drunk driver car accident on January 21st, 2009 that also claimed the lives of her dance teacher Heather Mulgrave, as well as Connie Vermilyea and her 10-year-old son, Josiah. Eliman was a teacher at Wellsprings for five years in the early 2000's. He and longtime teacher Bob Schlicting have stayed in close touch.
Over the past several years, Nima’s Wish Foundation has been collaborating with NextStep Recycling to help schools in Gambia (Eliman’s native country), Kenya (the Maasai region in the African Great Rift Valley), Jamaica, and the eastern island of St. Lucia.
Once again, the Wellsprings community thanks the Nima’s Wish Foundation and NextStep Recycling for their generous help!