Anna Farquhar, Go Baby Go Canadian version
Anna Farquhar, a middle school Science Teacher in Ajax, Ontario, Canada, believes strongly in student empowerment. Go Baby Go: Canadian version, was inspired by a doctor in Delaware who found out that there are no motorized wheelchairs for children under 3 with limited mobility.
Anna and her students decided to use their passion for building to make a difference. They will be converting children’s motorized toy vehicles to give children with limited mobility the opportunity to become mobile. “We are a community of problem solvers and in my classes we build all the time.”
Anna has made connections with occupational therapist and a doctor willing to offer knowledge and support for this inspirational cause. “When I found out that we can put this passion for building to make children’s lives easier, I felt it was something that we should attempt.” This project will allow children with limited mobility some freedom as they gain the independence to be able to move and explore on their own.
Funds from the Pollination Project will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the project.
GRANT AWARD DATE: August 10, 2014