technology

Project Location

Country: 
Bangladesh
City: 
Dhaka

Organization

Organization Name: 
JAAGO Foundation
Organization Type: 
Other

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Korvi Rakshand
Address: 
86/1B Sadek Khan Road Rayer Bazar,Dhaka -1207, Bangladesh
Telephone: 
+88 017 1161 7858
E-Mail: 
korvi@jaago.com.bd

Website

http://www.jaago.com.bd/schooling/online-school

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Project Type

Education up to 10 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

The project is designed to use video conferencing technology to provide free-of-cost education to the underprivileged children living in remote areas where student are deprived of quality education due to lack of skilled teacher and educational resources.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

Access to education remains a challenge for children of Bangladesh, particularly working and indigenous group, living in remote areas or those in extreme poverty. Tribal children, for example, have a net attendance ratio of just 68 per cent, far below the national average of 81 per cent at the primary-school level.

Urban-rural divide in the quality of education in Bangladesh is vivid, and the factors cited behind the disparity are the quality of teaching, school infrastructure, and educational materials. Moreover, the factors are also immediate determinants of whether children attend school and what they gain when they attend.

As it is difficult to find and retain good teachers in rural areas, JAAGO Foundation came up with an innovative solution of ‘Online School’. The idea of online schooling is designed to bridge the quality gap by connecting skilled teacher and resource with the disadvantaged students living in remote area through the modern technology. With support from partners, JAAGO Foundation succesfully installed online schooling in 5 schools in different district and all of the schools are now in operation with a demand of further expansion.

Within the end of 2014, 5 of our existing online schools will be expanded and 5 new online schools will be established to offer education for additional 400 students and approximately 800 students in total around Bangladesh. Moreover, evaluating the feedback and outcome of the online school project, interactive contents will be developed and teacahers centere’s will be enriched with necessery equipments to ensure interesting learning experience for the disadvantaged children who would be deprived education otherwise.

The Online schooling and synchronous learning through internet is a leap towards educational revolution specifically in context of Bangladesh as our country has not experienced this schooling method before that has the potential to solve the issues regarding quality education and lack of skilled teachers in remote areas of the country. Under the project, we are working to replicate the online school project in every district of Bangladesh and even build colaboration with neighboring countries.

How long has your project been running?

2011-06-29 22:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:
The project has the following objectives…
1. To provide international standard education to the unprivileged student living in remote rural areas of Bangladesh who are otherwise deprived of quality education.
2. To train and develop skilled teachers and moderator so that they can use multimedia while teaching students even in traditional schools.
3. To equip poor and marginalized children with education and life skills so that they can break the cycle of poverty and live a meaningful life.
4. To develop interactive contents that develops children’s analytical and vocational skills. The contents will be suitable for online schooling and also interesting for children.
INSTRUMENT USED IN THE PROJECT
The mechanisms behind the ‘JAAGO Online School’ are fairly simple yet effective. A rural classroom of Bangladesh is connected to a teacher in Dhaka via video conferencing technology and internet. The classes are run in the physical presence of two facilitators in rural areas and another teacher who takea class online through WEBEX system from JAAGO’s teaching center in Dhaka.
The current software used for this form of schooling is WebEx which is an interactive and professional video conferencing software aimed at making the learning process communicative and interactive even with the virtual presence of its remote learners.
The program contains interactive whiteboard, slide-sharing and video-sharing features and combines a sketch-board to acquaint the students with alphabets through just a stroke from its virtual tutor.
Thus the geographical distance between students and teachers is being covered easily with the use of simple software that enables synchronous learning for students who are otherwise deprived of quality education.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Our first online school was established in the year 2011 in Gazipur situated near Dhaka to spread the light of education among the underprivileged children deprived of quality education. After the successful beginning of this innovative project, the online school soon expanded in another four regions of the country over a time span of 3 years only. Till now, we had started five online schools replicating our own model that is an evidence of the feasibility and scalability of the project. Now the number of students in five online schools increased to 356 within a short period of time. The impacts of the project include educating the underprivileged students of five different districts/regions of Bangladesh and being able to provide good standard education in rural remote areas of the country by overcoming the geographical barriers. The long term impact of our project is improving the standard of living of the children and their families receiving quality education in JAAGO online schools by empowering them with education and skills.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

Now the number of students is approximately 356. Within the end of 2014, we are to expand existing online schools and set up 5 more schools and the number of student is to be increased up to around 800.

The current software used for interaction between students and teachers is WebEx which is interactive and professional video conferencing software. The program contains interactive whiteboard, slide-sharing and video-sharing features and combines a sketch-board to acquaint the students with alphabets through just a stroke from its virtual tutor.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 75.001 to 500.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Grants
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
2014-05-30 22:00:00
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2015-05-30 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

In the online schooling method, the geographical distance between students and teachers is being covered easily with the use of simple software that enables synchronous learning for students who are otherwise deprived of quality education.
The project has proposed a solution to the illiteracy in the geographically disadvantaged area of Bangladesh. Using the online school method and expertise, one can easily replicate the method in any country where similar geographical barrier create obstacles while ensuring quality education for all. Especially, marginalized and underprivileged children can be brought under the light of education and thus giving them a tool for breaking the cycle of poverty.

The project also an example of youth initiative that encourage the youth of Bangladesh or any other country to motivate each other for a good cause to ensure social justice and equal opportunity for all.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
The main challenges we are currently facing with our project is the inadequate sources for high-speed internet connection which is the primary tool to run our project, insufficient funding support to expand and replicate the project in other localities of our country and lack of financial support to establish a complete research team to work on the overall content development and school model for our online schools based on local context.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
The first step we want to take is establishing at least 5 new online schools within the end of 2014. Secondly, opening a new grade each year in each of the existing schools to promote the present students to an upper grade is another significant future plan for our project. Last but not the least another major plan is to develop our own content keeping the local context in mind. We are also working for corporate collaboration opportunity to set up online schools in 64 districts of Bangladesh. The implementation plan includes opening new grades in the existing schools by taking support from our present corporate partner on a contractual basis where the contract is renewed every year. We have the capacity to run our project with our sponsorship campaign that ensures every child in our schools has a sponsor to bear the overall cost of a student.

Project Location

Country: 
Congo Democratic Republic
City: 
Munya, Nyangezi, Bukavu, South Kivu Province

Organization

Organization Name: 
Centre ADEST (Centre d'appui a la difusion et l'enseignement des sciences et techologies en milieu rural de Walungu et Kabare
Organization Type: 
Cultural Institution (foundations, museums, galleries, etc…)

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Ferdinand Mushi Mugumo
Address: 
38, avenue CADECO, Kinshasa Gombe, DRC; orin the USA: 7453 Hampton Boulevard, apt A, Norfolk, VA 23505
Telephone: 
in DRC: +243 9999 80505; in USA: +1 757 523 7141
Fax: 
none
E-Mail: 
mmushi@hotmail.com

Website

none

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Project Type

Education from 16 to 18 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

an educational project to help rural school youth access to appropriate didactic equipment fot the teaching of science and technology related curricula to equal opportunity and their chances of better integration in a global world

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

private high school initiative avoid the insertion of science and technology related humanities in nyangezi due to lack of appropriate equipment for teaching and qualified teachers in science and technology. The support center for the dissemination and teaching of sciences and technology at high school level in rural Walungu and Kabare, NPO, targets 11 identified schools teaching humanities in rural areas in Munya and Mumosho, making it available to schools teaching materials for collective use by above targeted private secondary schools. It aims to create a computer lab, equipping science labs, (physical, biological and natural sciences), creating a reference library, retraining of teachers, support to local communities in promotion of agriculture and environmental protection. ADEST already has its buildings, furniture and 25 computers. It lacks laboratory equipment for science and technology, a reference library and the initiation of self-financing activities.

How long has your project been running?

2011-12-30 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

The center ADEST project strengthens scientific and technological capabilities of the community and youth in secondary and private educational institutions. It targets eleven secondary schools of Nyangezi Mumosho. As such, it contributes to the improvement and increased options choices of curricula for students in secondary school learning, improving the quality of education in general and makes teaching of science less abstract and more practical. .It empowers the cognitive orientation of villages and promotes embracing studies in technical and scientific secondary school and university, offering unexpected openings to beneficiaries and facilitates their integration into a global world

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Within six years, the following results are expected:1 A multi-center for science and technology teaching is in the service of youth, high schools and rural communities of Nyangezi and Mumosho.;. 2 Pupils and students have a space, permanently electrified, to study, prepare assignments and exams;. 3 secondary schools in the country have a valuable reference library connected to other physical or virtual school libraries;. 4 A computer center connected to the internet runs continuously; 5. Rural schools in the region have shared access to well equipped laboratories: a biology lab, a chemistry lab, a physics lab and a zoology laboratory, and appropriate facilities for the conduct of experiments.. 6. Qualified Experts in teaching science and technology, mainly from the town of Bukavu are called upon to accompany students in Nyangezi and Mumosho;.7. Secondary science teachers are recycled annually during the holidays; The first four results have been achieved already or in the process. The remaining (5,6,7) are the ones targeted in next step.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

At leat 11 high schools institution numbering 300 to 600 students each and their students will interact with the project on a permanet basis not mentionning their parents and casual learners. its expected that activities carried out in the center will benefit to a minimum of 150 high school learners on a daily basis.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 3 to 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 30.001 to 75.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Grants
Specify: 
A center at the disposal of all high schools located in the area of its operation
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
2014-05-30 22:00:00
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2018-11-29 23:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

creating centers such as these over in rural areas of DRC would definitely improve better the quality of education, develop a better awareness among communities of the opportunities that the use of science and technology provide in improving the quality of life and favor chance equalities for youth in urban as well as rural areas for a better integration in the global world

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
major barriers include the income revenu of populations in rural area and their inability to pay for the consts, the feat that the teaching of curricul such as mathematics, science and technology inspirer in rural youth, and the aversion of qualified urban trained teachers for living into rural harsh conditions. solutions undertaken were to establish a dialogue with schools, to finance ourselves the services provided by the center, to build the infrastructure and to provide shelter, equiped, for consultants coming from Bukavu. Students and schools are attracted to use the facility because it is well equipped, has a stable elecrical system ad running water. the project includes also an outreach programm toward the community in agriculture improvment and tree planting for the protection of the environment. However, with no help and funding, it will be diffuclt to go forward.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
the next steps is to complete the basic equipments of the project in terms acquiring school laboratories equipments, improving the quality of the library and initiating self sustaining activities for self funding. I need funding between 100 000 USD to 450 000 USD

Project Location

Country: 
Nigeria
City: 
Port Harcourt

Organization

Organization Name: 
TechClass Nigeria (video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecI40Tn6nsY
Organization Type: 
Other

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Nsikan Dominic
Address: 
38, Airport Road, Port Harcourt
Telephone: 
+2348067846428
E-Mail: 
Tubeclone@yahooo.com

Website

http://www.techclassng.org

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Project Type

Education up to 10 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

Breaking barrier to education using online video technology.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

Dominic Nsikan a serial social entrepreneur and the founder of TechClass Nigeria one of the fastest growing online video contents service providers for teachers and students in Northern Nigeria. My project utilizes the power of online video technology to provide top quality educational materials and real time online classes through YouTube and Skype to teachers in Yobe, Maiduguri, Gombe, Damaturu, Zaria and other Boko Haram insurgence communities where there are little or no access to quality textbooks, training manuals and research facilities as a result of the over three years of continues destruction of educational facilities by the activities of the radical Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram.

How long has your project been running?

2011-01-30 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

TechClass Nigeria aims to bridge the barrier to quality education as the result of over three years of massive destruction to educational materials and facilities by the Islamic sect Boko Haram in northern part of Nigeria. This project aims to propel progress towards sustainable development in the area of education focusing its activities mainly in northern Nigeria before replicating it to other part of the country. TechClass utilizes quality online video-training for teachers and also providing them with access to over 2000 quality educational material online.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Using our innovation of distance-learning video technology, my organization have successfully trained over 5000 teachers empowering them with the necessary tools they need to scale up quality and sound education in their various communities. With the frequent killings and bombings by the Boko Haram terrorist sect, it is impossible for professional teachers to go to northern Nigeria. To break down the walls between these communities and provide quality education to the most vulnerable young people, TechClass Nigeria is helping to bridge the gap by creating a platform to provide quality video-training for teachers and students providing them with access to over 2000 quality educational materials online. My project’s online learning centre approach led to a new found motivation amongst students, teachers and community members alike. Visual aids and innovative technology had never been integrated into learning before and the impact was almost immediate. Students grew more curious, enrollment nearly doubled and academic performance improved while parents became more involved in their children's learning and teachers benefitted from more interactive, engaged online classrooms. Students even began competing and excelling in local academic competitions crediting the use of TechClass videos in helping them to prepare.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

TechClass uses its unique online registration process to capture the names, sexes and ages of registered teachers and students. Monthly record of registered users ranges from 5-20 for teachers and 30-50 for students. Physical training and workshop for teachers comes up every month end using our learning centers across the communities we operate.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 10.001 to 30.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Sponsorships
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2015-01-30 23:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

Youths across the world can be involved in education and learning in order to propel progress towards sustainable development by getting themselves involve in the policy making processes most especially in the area of education. From my own perspective, this can be done first by asking our government to fully domesticate any existing regional or national legal framework on education in favor of educational development. Youths can also take a bold step in holding their various governments responsible on what they have done in implementing sustainable educational programs in their various countries. Partnering with Nonprofit organizations in developing programs aimed at promoting grassroots education is another innovative way young people can offer themselves in accelerating sustainable development. Advocacy campaigns, workshops and seminars can also serve as valuable tools to enforce sustainable development.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
The major challenge facing our project is the constant unavailability of internet network to provide distant learning to teachers and students in remote communities as the result of the destruction of internet facilities by the terrorist group. Insecurity of our volunteers sometimes halts our reach out activities to schools in remote areas where we are functional. As a result of these short comings and the frequent attacks of internet installations by the sect, we send out most of our resources materials, textbooks and training manuals through the post office to the various schools authorities.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
Our project anticipates continuing to propel progress towards sustainable development in the area of education. We hope to continue to partner with both multinational and Non-profit organizations across Nigeria in developing programs aimed at promoting grassroots education. We are targeting to spread our activities to other region of Nigeria in order to achieve the desired transformation in the educational sector and enabling out of school children to enroll and succeed in school. TechClass will work to continue in to contribute to addressing key challenges and obstacles that hinder young people's participation in education and how they can have access to quality education starting by using our platform in empowering themselves.

Project Location

Country: 
Uganda
City: 
NAKASEKE, CENTRAL REGION

Organization

Organization Name: 
NAKASEKE MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY TELECENTRE
Organization Type: 
Other

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
JAMES SSENABULYA
Address: 
C/O P.O. BOX, 1051 NAKASEKE
Telephone: 
+256 782 699495
E-Mail: 
ssenajimmie@yahoo.com

Website

http://NAKASEKECMC.BLOGSPOT.COM

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Project Type

Education from 11 to 15 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

THE PROJECT AIMS AT STIMULATING AND CREATING THE CAPACITY FOR THE RURAL CHILDREN TO IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE GRADES USING COMMUNITY RADIO AND MOBILE PHONE TECHNOLOGY.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

NAKASEKE MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY TELECENTRE IS A COMMUNITY ICT CENTRE THAT WAS FOUNDED IN 1997 AS PART OF A SERIES OF PILOTED INITIATIVES ESTABLISHED BY THE AFRICAN INFORMATION SOCIETY INITIATIVES TO TEST AND ASSESS THE IMPACT AND VIABILITY OF MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY TELECENTRES IN RURAL AFRICA AND TO DEMONSTRATE THE VIABILITY OF THE CURRENT CONVICTION THAT PROVIDING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TO RURAL COMMUNITIES CATALYSES THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND RESULTS IN IMPROVEMENT OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE PEOPLE.
THE CENTRE IS LOCATED IN RURAL NAKASEKE, A FORMER GROUND OF THE GUERRILLA BUSH WAR THAT BROUGHT THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT INTO POWER, 75KM NORTH OF KAMPALA, THE CAPITAL CITY OF UGANDA.
AS RESULTS OF THE WAR, INFRASTRUCTURE WERE TOTALLY DESTROYED INCLUDING SCHOOLS, MEANING THAT NO CHILDREN WOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO CONTINUE WITH SCHOOLING, LEAVING THE AREA WITH A VERY BIG CHALLENGE OF HIGH ILLETERACY LEVELS.
BUT EVEN AFTER SOME YEARS OUT OF THE WAR, AND ALL GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO RESTORE THE SITUATION, RURAL SCHOOLS ARE STILL LYING BEHIND IN TERMS OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES THAT WOULD HELP CHILDREN DO BETTER LIKE LIBRARIES, ENOUGH CLASSROOMS, SCHOLARSTIC MATERIALS, BETTER TEACHERS, AND PARENTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VALUING EDUCATION.
IT IS FROM THIS BACKGROUND THAT A SPECIAL EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (THE RADIO QUIZ COMPETITION) WAS SPEARHEADED BY THE LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO IN AN EFFORT TO FIND A LASTING SOLUTION TO THE CHALLENGE TO SUPPLEMENT ON THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS OF REBUILDING THE SECTOR.
NAKASEKE MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY TELECENTRE IS IMPLEMENTING THE PROJECT TOGETHER WITH THE TEACHERS FROM THE NAKASEKE DISTRICT.

How long has your project been running?

2006-01-30 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

THE PROJECT AIMS AT ADDRESSING SEVERAL ISSUES WHICH INCLUDE AMONG OTHERS;
a) POOR PERFORMANCE OF PUPILS
b) LIMITED ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
c) INNADEQUATE AND UNSKILLED TEACHERS
d) POOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Specific Objectives:
 IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE GRADES IN THE DISTRICT.
 PROMOTING CONFIDENCE AMONG THE LEARNERS.
 PROVIDING AN ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR PUPILS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.
 PROMOTING COMPETITION AMONGST THE PUPILS.
 ENABLING TEACHERS TO SHARE IDEAS ON IMPROVING PUPILS’ PERFORMANCE.
 ENABLING TEACHERS TO EVALUATE THEIR TEACHING.
 FACILITATING SHARING OF IDEAS AMONGST THE TEACHERS, ALLOWING THEM TO REVISE THEIR TEACHING METHODS.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
A NUMBER OF ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE BEEN REALISED SINCE THE START OF THIS PROJECT AND AMONG THEM ARE THE FOLLOWING; i. THE DISTRICT PERFORMANCE GRADES HAVE RISEN UP IN THE LAST 5 YEARS SINCE THIS PROGRAM STARTED. ii. THE COMPETITION HAS INSTILLED CONFIDENCE IN PUPILS. iii. TEACHERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY EVALUATE THEIR TEACHING METHODS. iv. THERE HAS BEEN POSITIVE SHARING OF IDEAS AMONGST THE TEACHERS. v. THE TEACHER-PUPIL-PARENT RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED. vi. THE PROGRAMME HAS AROUSED AWARENESS OF THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE VALUE OF EDUCATING THEIR CHILDREN. vii. OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER LEARNING FOR PARTICIPATING PUPILS HAVE COME UP AND MANY HAVE BENEFITED. THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN EVIDENCED IN THE DIFFERENT NATIONAL AND DISTRICT PERFORMANCE REPORTS, SHOWING GREAT IMPROVEMENTS AND RISE IN GRADES AS OPPOSED TO THE PREVIOUS YEARS BEFORE THIS PROGRAMME STARTED.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

OUR PROJECT INTERACTS WITH OVER 200 PUPILS (FACE-TO-FACE), OVER 200 ON-AIR CALL-INS AND SMS, (AND OVER 65,000 LISTENERS).

THE PREFFERED INTERACTION FORMAT IS BY FACE-TO-FACE, LIVE CALL-INS AND SMS.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 10.001 to 30.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Advertising
Specify: 
NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATION
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
2014-04-29 22:00:00
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2015-12-30 23:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
IN OUR OWN COUNTRY (UGANDA) By whom? BY OTHER COMMUNITY RADIO PROJECTS IN UGANDA, (NABWERU COMMUNITY RADIO).
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

OTHERS CAN LEARN;
i. TO USE THE AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES TO EMPOWER THE COMMUNITY
ii. TO BE INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE.
iii. TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY, WORK WITH IT IN PROBLEM SOLVING.
iv. TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY APPRECIATE THE VALUE OF OUR EXISTANCE

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
CHALLENGES; a) LIMITED FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT ACTIVITIES (AIRTIME, STAFF, TRANSPORT, E.T.C) b) RIGIDITY OF SOME TEACHERS (NOT WILLING TO CHANGE THEIR METHODS OF TEACHING) c) INADEQUATE PROFESSIONAL STAFF (TEACHERS) TO HANDLE THE PROGRAM EFFECTIVELY. d) CONSISTENT BREAKDOWN OF STUDIO EQUIPMENT (COMPUTERS, MICROPHONES, RECORDERS, CONSOLE) e) POWER LOADSHED f) NETWORK BREAKAGE SOLUTIONS: a) WE ARE IN SEARCH FOR FUNDS THAT CAN HELP US RUN THE PROGRAM SMOOTHLY THROUGH AIRTIME SPONSORSHIP, ADVERTIZING, COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION, GRANTS. b) WE HAVE STARTED IN-HOUSE TRAININGS FOR THE PROGRAM STAFF; (TEACHERS) SO THAT THEY CAN EFFECTIVELY HANDLE THE RADIO EQUIPMENT IN A MORE PROFESSIONAL WAY. c) CONTINUOS SENSITIZATION OF TEACHERS TO ACCEPT CHANGE AND APPRECIATE OTHER TEACHERS’ EFFORTS. d) INSTILLING A SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM AMONGST OUR STAKEHOLDERS TO LIMIT EXPENDITURE.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
FUTURE PLANS:  WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ENGAGING MORE SCHOOLS FROM THE NEIGHBOURING DISTRICTS FOR A WIDER COVERAGE.  WE HOPE TO UPGRADE TO BETTER BROADCAST EQUIPMENT TO ALLOW A WIDER AND QUALITY COVERAGE.  WE ARE ALSO HOPEFUL TO PUT UP A SPECIAL PROGRAM FUND TO SUPPORT FURTHER EDUCATION FOR THE BEST PERFORMERS AND POOR-BUT-ACTIVE PUPILS.  GETTING SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO FACILITATE ON-AIR PROGRAM BROADCASTS FOR A LONGER DURATION.  FACILITATING PROGRAM STAFF (COMMISSIONS AND ALLOWANCES)  REWARDING BEST PERFORMERS (INDIVIDUALS AND SCHOOLS)  WE HOPE TO CONDUCT MORE PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS FOR OUR STAFF IN EQUIPMENT HANDLING AND OPERATION.  SECURING AN ALTERNATIVE AND MORE RELIABLE POWER OPTION.
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