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“Minecraft Feast – Feeding the Minds & Bodies of our Homeless Keiki” Service Project – March 19, 2016

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Research shows that poverty during early childhood strongly influences how far a child progresses in school. For many reasons, homeless children lack interest in academics. On the other hand, game-based learning using 3D virtual worlds like Minecraft has been shown to increase learning motivations of students.

AECT-Hawaii & Hawaiian Hope are proud to host the “Minecraft Feast: Feeding the Minds & Bodies of our Homeless Keiki” service project. The Minecraft Feast service project serves to achieve two goals – 1) Feed the minds of our homeless keikis by immersing them in a curriculum-based Minecraft hands-on lesson conducted by Shane Asselstine ; and 2) feed them a nutritious lunch during the event. We are hoping to host about 30-50 homeless keikis (age range 8 – 12 years old) and their accompanying parent/guardian for this event:

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Maili Internet Café, 87-132 FarringtonHwy, Waiʻanae, HI 96792 

We invite homeless keiki between the ages of 8 to 12 years old (accompanied by one parent/guardian) to experience a curriculum-based Minecraft hands-on lesson and nutritious lunch. Please register online at ( or in-person at Maili Internet Cafe latest by March 14, 2016.

We invite volunteers to join and be of service. Please register online latest by March 11, 2016

Please consider donating to the Minecraft Feast service project (any amount is greatly appreciated) through our crowdfunding campaign on

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Leong at 808-956-3902 or email

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