Describe your idea in fewer than 50 words.
“The idea is to accelerate sustainable quality through a digitally technological inclusiveness for the poor , marginalized and vulnerable school children as a fundamental human rights for a sustained human development and equity, poverty reduction, HIV/Aids reduction, self reliance and timely global connectivity”
What makes your idea unique?
Marshi idea is not only unique but also relevant and appropriate. School children are sensitive to new ideas and have the capacity to grasp and absorb user and reader friendly ideas which they deem or perceive as closet to their hearts and mind. “bringing a live mouse into a classroom will often tease children and more often than not will raise several questions from the children”, remember, there is a semblance between a “live mouse and a microchip mouse”. At Marshi Academy, we want all pupils to differentiate between a mouse and a mouse”. The introduction of digital technological education as a mass -catch- up learning component will significantly transform the schools’ quest for quality learning environment hyperbolically relevant and appropriate.
➢ The pupils will start learning Information communication technology from nursery (age 4) up to the ladder, will access and surf the internet skills as well this an ability them to connect to the rest of globe in this fast trendy globe of super highway technology age. The concept’s reality will be witnessed where the small beds starts exchanging correspondences with newly acquired global peer friends, will improve their learning skills through self – study e-learning while taking all the advantages of e-library.
➢ The pupils will also be able to access HIV/AIDS information resources vide free access to e-resources, this will help build and improver the children’s human development equity and economics vis – a – vis self reliance preparedness, not withstanding extreme pertly reduction. This explains why the project in unique.
What is your area of work? (Please check as many as apply.)
Children & Youth
, At risk youth
, Behavioral issues
, Boys' development
, Child care
, Child exploitation
, Child protection
, Early childhood development
, Education reform
, Girls' development
, Youth leadership
, Food security
, Income generation
, Information technology
, Poverty alleviation
, Social Enterprise
, Sustainable development
, Environment & Sustainability
, Environmental justice
, Sustainable design
, Waste and recycling
, Health care
, Health education
, Reproductive and maternal health
, Disability rights
, Gender equity
, Vulnerable populations
, Citizen participation
, Social work
What impact have you had?
Since the inception of information communication technology education and Cyber School project ,the applications skills associated with information technology for the few and have been limited to pupils in class 6 and 7 receptively. There have been a sustainable parents and guidance support network increasing local communities and local authorities’ awareness of ICT education and Cyber School and leading to improved access to quality education, social support for these poor and vulnerable children not withstanding.
It is noteworthy that the pupils have begun comparing the mathematical calculations inachiries like calculators, mathematical tables, and manual calculators with the ones in the software tools. Many pupils who have leant basic excel and foundation data base expressly state that with the comprises and internet access at Marshi Academy, they are able to quickly solve mathematical problems without any reference the foremen tined traditional methods. Many parents within the Marshi community have since made applications to enroll their children for information communication technology education and cyber school lessons, this in spite of the very limited opportunities and have formed parents peer support groups of tens with a view to enable them contribute membership fees for their children.
Describe the primary problem(s) that your project is addressing.
The marginalized poor children, vulnerable children, street children and
Deaf children in our community have community have been excluded from access to quality education, refection and completion; this is due to their lowest socio-economic status and recurring injustice. The situation is accentuated with food poverty, lack of fees to pay for tuition and procurements of school text books required by public schools, provable learning institutions is not within their imagination to access due to astronomically high fees charged by private owners and or investors.
The greatest problem which the project is addressing is the total exclusion of the poor children, vulnerable children street children and the deaf children in the digital technological worlds this is a fundamental human rights violations for these children, it is a deliberate attempt to permanently subject them to extreme vicious cycle of poverty; because of their poor background and law – socio-economic status, the educational regulatory authorities in Tanzania have never come up with a policy of prodding free ICT education to these target population. Whereas children from upper class income families and average income earning families continues to enjoy access to schools equipped with ICT education families thus making them relevant to info age of this dynamic globe, the reverse happens to children from the lowest income earning families, this notwithstanding the children from zero income earning families; this is the hide gap! The project is therefore an earliest entry point for Marshi Academy to help Improve access, retention and completion of digital technological education and cyber school services for the poor marginalized children, vulnerable children, street children and the deaf children who are enrolled at our education institution, so as to narrow the hide gap, to allow these poor population to maximize their quality learning opportunities which will make them complete with other peer children from able families, it will help enhance and restore human rights for these targeted population.
Describe the steps that your organization is taking to make your project successful.
Marshi Academy is currently undertaking a situational analyst and needs assessment study about the feasibility and viability of Information Communication technology education and cyber schools for Mara Region in Tanzania. The study invited participation of 13 primary school heads, 16 Secondary should heads, 8 representatives from parents association,3 representatives from the civil society groups and 2 education officers from the ministry of education and vocational training in Mara region in Tanzania
The participants are activity hooding group focused participatory meetings and awareness creative for the project with our institution taking a lead in ICT and cyber school resource’s mobilization. The institution has had series of pre-planned meeting with officials, teachers and sub-ordinate staffs, school children are constantly briefed about the impending project, arrangements for class room renovations are taking shape while ICT furniture and fittings is in progress in readiness for mass catch up ICT education and cyber school lessons for immediate take off, differential peer committee levels with well defined roles have been set up to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project. The organization is identifying ICT tools, internet tools and other needed resources and levels of personnel to take charge of training of our pupils.
The project implementation officials will hold focused and pre-planned meetings; will recruit project staffs i.e. project coordinator, ICT trainers, project accountant, project admin secretary; 2 project support assistants; project cyber café administrator and 3 cyber school assistants.