Recently I met Dinkar from India who’s been very successful at sharing them with kids (and adults).
He initially started making Squirrel model airplanes from bamboo. I’ve seen this done before in South America and other parts of the world. The difficulty is that it is considerably heavier than balsa.
He tried foam and some other similar simple stick and tissue designs (with bamboo).
With exchange rates and other economic differences it’s a bit hard for some school teachers like Dinkar to buy kits such as the Squirrel.
On the other hand for the same argument it is very easy to send small donations out to these places from Canada.
What would you send for these children? Contact me and we can collaborate on the shipping!