Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
HOME & SCHOOL PLUS RWANDA
Published on June 9, 2020 um 19:44
Explain your idea in details:
This is a project with a long term impact on education for school age children of one rural district with the highest level of poverty in Rwanda. I have a concern about quality of Education during and in aftermath of the crisis for which I want to combine ICT, education expertise and a good will to provide a solution. Before COVID-19 pandemic which caused all students to be out of schools, the % of children who cannot read and understand at age 10 stood at 53% of children in low- and middle-income countries before the outbreak started (The World Banks Learning Poverty indicator); in Rwanda, all the students are out of school for almost 5 months until the end of August. This is a strange situation for parents and students. The unprecedented holidays are very big and not easy to manage and therefore unproductive. This more serious for poor and rural families where ICT and modern public infrastructures are not developed. For Rwandan especially in rural areas, this pandemic plus other education quality related struggles all have the potential to worsen education outcomes in the long run. In order to limit marginalization of disadvantaged groups at risk we have proposed a digital learning initiative combining technology and Education to ensure equal access to quality education and promising productivity in the aftermath of the pandemic. Our methodology is to distribute at least one solar powered tablet per family in order to have access to technology academically useful and by which the entire family can access other civil and health related e-services, and assist the receivers on positive uses. Beyond technology access, our methodology again consists of different programs in health cautious measures: Remote psycho-therapy and coaching; After school guidance and pathing; Positive parenting practices; Equity, equality issues (Girls & child social
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This is a solution without a precedence in Nyamasheke, it is unique. It targets rural children, it is ICT based, solar powered as electricity is not available everywhere, it targets a specified group with possibility to extend, it uses best practices coordinated by a team of experts in the field. It however adds on to other existing initiatives like One Laptop Per Child and it will disseminate and enrich the content by Rwanda Educational Board. It is a home grown and compliments on already available radical opportunities for children from rural poor families like: a rich and inspiring environmentally that can be utilized to have access to technology and the content for emotionally and academically development; enough extra time after helping parents mainly in day tasks like collecting fire wood, grasses for livestock, porting farm stuffs,...the evening hours are not very busy as they can have time to care about their academic life,... Nyamasheke district comprises 15 sectors, 68 cells and 588 villages. It is populated by 412352 individuals and its land is sqm 1,174. According to the census of 2012 August 15 when the entire populating was 381 804. In the c 2012 females were 203383 that is 53% and males 178421 that was 47% of the entire population. The school aged individuals were 112,012 (0-9 years) and 88,872 (10-19 years ) both representing 52.6% of the entire population. The majority of these are in first and second social categories (ubudehe). Net attendance rate is below 50% in Nyamasheke district. This means that more than half of the Nyamasheke district children who are supposed to attend secondary school are not actually attending that level. We estimate that every family have at least 4 school age but there are families in the 1 and the 2 social categories.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
1) Support Needs Assessment: May-June 2020 2) Project refinement: Inquiry on resources: June-Sept 2020 3) Branding the idea with local leader: October 2020 4) Seeking for funds: June 2020 onward 5) Designing the package/programs: November 2020 6) Screening the human resources: December 2020 7) Assembling material resources: January 2021 8) Project implementation and evaluation: February 2021 and on
A Rwandan, dedicated, ambitious and goal-driven professional, educationist in post primary teaching and especially a TVET expert; Informally mentored vulnerable youth since 2011. Documented success in providing activities and materials that engage and develop both the students and teachers functionally; taught in secondary and tertiary school levels since 2014; As author of academic resources, Participated in TVET curricula design and validation for several occasions under Rwanda Polytechnic, Workforce Development Authority, Education Development Centre/USAID; Managed a TVET school for 4 years and some of my duties included linking academia and the industry, peoples and behaviours management; known to use of information technology in training, education and management, with excellent communication skills. A holder of a Masters' degree in Education/Administration and Management, a holder of a Bachelors Degree of Languages and Applied Linguistics" French-English/Education", and a holder of an International Diploma in Communication/ Business and Management.
Home & School Plus Rwanda
Stage of Idea
conceptual stage, planning stage