Dear Advisor Partners,
I am sharing Part III of our Peru Dispatch. Now and then, something happens that changes the trajectory of your life, reaffirming key decisions made. Whenever that involves changing others’ lives without expecting anything in return, powerful moments are born.
in 2021, the Spirit of Big Five Foundation aligned with professor Walter and Kipi the Robot to change the way education is delivered to the most remote and impoverished communities in Peru. On March 17, 2023, Kipi was demonstrated for a local school in Lima. I joined Walter and Big Five Peru team members to witness this revolutionary robot in action. I was proud when we onboarded this project and knew Kipi represented something positive born out of the pandemic under tough circumstances. Kipi was the path forward schools without any access to the internet or any form of digital communication have been searching for.
The Kipi experience in Lima was documented in the enclosed video, and I couldn’t believe my eyes as I watched the children in that classroom transform. They connected with this robot emotionally, they interacted, and any thought of shyness was removed immediately. This was education 2.0, a synergy with dedicated teachers to take children’s knowledge intake to a whole new level. This was an experience in Peru I won’t soon forget, a proud moment seeing the fruit of our collaboration with Walter. The foundation cannot wait to help Walter complete his new operating system and deploy even more of these robots. Kipi and Walter are real-world examples of innovation overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds, and the Spirit of Big Five is so honored to be on this journey with them.
The previous dispatches focused on the magical experience in Peru, and this one is focused on the impact. Enjoy the video