June 14, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Butterfly Effect Wins $50,000 Grand Prize

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PA-MOJA and the Butterfly Effect team of Silvia Knittel, Alison Stuart and Penny Carnrite, would like to thank all the people who voted and encouraged others to vote in order to help us win the CST Learning Project grade prize. CST is a Canadian not for profit foundation that is dedicated to helping Canadians save for their children’s post-secondary education. Each year they generously award $250,000 in cash prizes to the top Canadian non-profit organizations.

It took an extraordinary community effort to collect enough votes to win.   Our supporters used email, facebook and twitter to spread the word. On the last day alone we received 2500 votes.

The two major schools involved were the Langley Fine Arts School and Heritage Woods Secondary School whose staff, student and parent communities were the hub of the voting. We appreciate everyone’s patience with the interruptions to classes and reminders to vote.

We also had a lot of support from other PA-MOJA sister schools, the Langley and Coquitlam school districts, the Port Moody rotary club, the Langley School District Foundation, and family and friends of everyone involved.

We know we had votes coming from Kenya, Europe, Iceland, the United States and all over Canada.

We now look forward to using the money to support collaborative cross-curricular learning in North America and Kenya.

Please follow the exciting year to come at ButterflyEffect.ning.com.


  1. That was owesome…congrats to the entire team. keep going!

  2. Congratulations!! What a fantastic opportunity to deepen partnerships developing global citizenship among our youth.

  3. Congratulations, everyday was a day to vote and now we celebrate the win

  4. Fantastic! Congratulations Butterfly Effect. This is a great opportunity for the Educational growth of our young students both in Kenya and Canada.

  5. Congrats PAMOJA TEAM, am glad i was part of this win. Thank you. looking forward to Kenya 2015.

  6. Congratulations PA-MOJA and all the supporters. This win means so much to the students involved in Butterfly Effect.