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Tech Education: A Web/Mobile-Based Tech Evolution of the education system in developing countries.
Explain your project in details:
Around 58 million children are still out of the school. In Pakistan 23 million children still, not are going to school. The reason is poverty. Children can't go to schools because they earning for families but this is the era of technology, with rapid changes taking place across the globe. Technology is even changing the structure of the social institutions. One big change in the social institutions has been observed in the Education sector, where the internet has become an essential role-player in providing an inclusive and enhanced academic experience. We formed the team, registered the private limited company named 'Social Entrepreneurial Consultant Pvt Ltd' and plan to develop the education platform. The team consists of a passionate group of young people who have experience in the field of internet, software platform and online education. The team believes that improving the education is possible through the use of Web/Mobile-Based to the poor and disadvantaged children. Through this platform, disadvantage student can, enroll study and can give exam from their homes. The main activities are Students can enroll themselves to the portal with basic information of their names, city, ID, and location etc. From the basic grades, they can access the lectures. We have to conduct their monthly and weekly tests on this platform. We have to assign homework to them every day. At the end of every year, we will conduct the annual exam of them. If they passed it then we will promote them to next grade. If they will fail then we give one month to them and then we will conduct re-exam of them, it will be free of cost for the disadvantage, poor and orphan children. To improve the inevitability of technology-education collaboration, the situation of developing countries' education system.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Expected Impact: After completion of the pilot, the team Education plans to expand first across Pakistan, one locality at a time, and ultimately across South Asia. In Pakistan, of the about 23 million Children are still out of school, 149.2 million have mobile phones. In Pakistan alone, we expect to distribute the platform to about 23 million children in the next five years, and we hope to cover the entire South Asia in 10 years. To drive rapid expansion, adoption, and engagement on the Education platform, we plan to sign up for free. We are planning to locate our pilot at Capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, where about 85.7 is the highest education score and enrollment rate. About 16% children are still out of school in the capital of Pakistan because their families depend on child labor. The first phase of the pilot was set for Islamabad, Pakistan, which is the minimum time it takes for improve the 100% education and to enroll 100% into schools. During the pilot, we plan to record videos in the local languages to demonstrate the grade wise education being implemented. The video then can be used to teach education in other locations as the project expands. Three months into the pilot, we will make videos of education for primary education grades, portal and access form. To carry out the education, we will contract with 15 tutors, which will give us the subject wise lectures. The first step in our Education team operations has to do with the development of the Education platform. The platforms include a web end and a mobile app that are all integrated seamlessly. Once development is completed, it will be debugged and beta tested. Then the final version will be made available for public use.
Sustainability and future plans
Well, the team Education plants to partner with local government of Islamabad and partner organization like World Bank (World Bank is spending $825 million in Pakistan) to launch the platform in Islamabad. Once we get students to sign up for the platform, the team education will use the mobile app to capture relevant student data, including grade types and location. We will analyze student data and location, then analyze and index all the data on our online database. We then will start class to them and will assign the lecture to listen that in local language. Our online database will be able to remotely match his/her status of tests and homework, along with the quality. We will assign 1 lecture from each subject daily. Who may not understand the procedure, the team Education will deal with them. The team Education will earn from advertisement to the platform, views, and visitor.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Ishtiaq Hussain was born in a destitute, minority and normal family, which belongs to the tribal area of Pakistan, named as Parachinar. He is 24 years old. He is a social innovator with five years of experience in the non-government sector. He earned BS Hons Degree in Software Engineering through the fully funded scholarship from Gomal University DI Khan, Pakistan. He is the winner of National Level Hackathon on SDGs and Telenor App Award 2015. He Was Delegate of World Youth Festival Russia 2017 and South Asian Youth Conference Afghanistan 2017. He was one of the member of Youth Parliament selected by PILDAT in 2016 and have previously worked as IT & Communication officer at Pakistan International Human Rights Organization (PIHRO) and AIZAN Development Foundation(ADF) Pakistan. He currently running a private limited company named ' Social Entrepreneurial Consultant Pvt Ltd'. He has strong motivation to enroll 58 million out of school children in Pakistan, Asia's and around the globe by 2030. For this he is planning to develop a digital platform named' Tech Education' with his dynamic team.