Wye Education Reform Initiative
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Nombre de tu proyecto
Wye Education Reform Initiative
Describe Your Idea
Describe your idea in fewer than 50 words.
It is about bridging the gap between the rural and the urban education in Uganda in a bid to drive to quality education. We go to the rural areas and bring career guidance and teach life skills.
What makes your idea unique?
Many of the focus in Uganda is geared towards quantity education and education is a privilege to the rural areas. It is this that my idea seeks to redress, the growing gap between rural and urban education to achieve quality and equal education.
What is your area of work? (Please check as many as apply.)
Education , Education reform .
What impact have you had?
We have visited the rural schools and had an impact on the children especially in secondary school. They embraced the ideas we presented and so far we have a group of 30 children in the programme. Many are seeing the new drive for quality education in the rural area where we work.
Describe the primary problem(s) that your project is addressing.
My project is addressing the gap between the rural and urban education system. We go to the rural schools and give them career guidance and also offer them lessons in life skills such as reading novels and computer skills.
Describe the steps that your organization is taking to make your project successful.
We have gone down to the rural areas and interacted with the children and given them life changing lessons. Articles have been written in the news papers advocating for quality education. Research has been undertaken to find out how the system can be brought up to quality.
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Success in Year 1:
financial aid to have more trips to the rural areas as well as acquire more novels and computer facilities to the rural schools. A good network with the ministry of education and sports in Uganda is very essential.
Success in Year 2:
we need to expand to other operating fields. A good networking system here is essential. We need to coordinate with the head teachers in these rural schools so that we can reach as many as possible. Coordination with the civil society is vital too.
Success in Year 3:
creating sustainability in the rural areas, so that those we teach these basic skills can pass them onto their juniors. This would take dedication over time and with time we shall have created a class of people in the rural areas that can advance the objectives of quality education.
Do you have a business plan or strategic plan? (yes/no)
Yes, I have a strategic plan
What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 1:
going down and identifying the problem
What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 2:
creating a team of people that will teach and train the rural people on life skills and career guidance
What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 3:
having a team down in the rural area that we have taught and can pass on this same knowledge and skills so attained to their junior colleges.
Describe the expected results of these actions.
Creating a balanced education system that has the rural students fully exposed as their urban counterparts. Creating a class in the rural areas that will be equipped to pass on knowledge and skills.
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?
A visit to the rural schools and the realization that they are very disadvantaged and they are very ill informed and yet they sit for the same exams as their urban counterparts.
Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.
The idea is drive by a drive to bring equal opportunities to the rural areas so that education in the rural areas is valued too.
How did you first hear about Changemakers?
Newspapers and the internet
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What would prevent your project from being a success?
Pessimists and lack of adequate funding
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How long has this organization been operating? (i.e. less than a year; 1-5 years; more than 5 years)
less than a year
Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?
Yes it does have an advisory board; both my parents are retired teachers and they have a heavy impact on the choices and decisions made.
Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs? (yes/no)
Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses? (yes/no)
Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government? (yes/no)
Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.
How many people will your project serve annually?
What is the total number of employees and total number of volunteers at your organization?
4 employees and 10 volunteers
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Have you received funding from any of the following groups? (Please check as many as apply.)
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|199 weeks ago Maxine Ntege said: hey great idea. by doing this u r improving the basic education in this country enabling these kids to have opportunties that just as ... about this Competition Entry. - leer más >|
|199 weeks ago Nina Bazeyo said: The Derringer Study in 2003 shows that there were substantial increases in overall enrolment rates in Uganda following school fee ... about this Competition Entry. - leer más >|
|199 weeks ago Kiamse Senkatuka said: I support u all the way, we need to get to a level where everyone has the priviledge of having education as good as we had, so that they ... about this Competition Entry. - leer más >|
|199 weeks ago mutibwa ian said: i would like to thank all of you who are contributing to the cause fro quality education especially as regards the Rural Urban ... about this Competition Entry. - leer más >|
|199 weeks ago Sharifah Sekalala said: Education, education, education. It sounds like a litany but never have truer words been spoken if you need change. Nothing is more ... about this Competition Entry. - leer más >|
|199 weeks ago Tim Ndugwa said: I know this is a good idea, the starndard of living in Uganda needs rise, what better way to do it other than promoting ... about this Competition Entry. - leer más >|
|200 weeks ago mutibwa ian said: thank you Emily for that. i wil be glad for any contribution that you can offer, any support.we should se this idea mature and take the ... about this Competition Entry. - leer más >|
|200 weeks ago Emily Ndugwa said: I believe this is a good idea, considering the poverty lives people in the villages of Uganda are going through. With the good financial ... about this Competition Entry. - leer más >|
|203 weeks ago mutibwa ian submitted this idea.|