Wakilaré: a school for social change
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About Your Organization
ecole de wakilaré
Senegal, XX, Kedougou
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Select the stage that best applies to your solution
Idea (you're poised to launch)
How long has your solution been in operation?
Still in idea phase, but looking to launch soon
The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
Every year we lose considerable time in setting up teaching and training meetings.
The children's parents (Peul and Bassari) mutually refuse to take responsibility for renovating the temporary shelters. The latter are justified because these shelters are not safe and are rife with problems, people often cohabit with snakes. We want to succeed in bringing the Bassari and Peul together to get them to overcome their cultural differences and work together to provide solutions to the problems of the village like the construction of school classrooms.
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
Instruct students in means, such as surveys of lifestyles through photos and videos including food, clothing, housing, and culture, to make their parents, Bassari and Peul, understand that their differences can provide the solutions to the problems of the village, particularly through the construction of a village school.
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
Organizing students to pursue surveys of the lifestyles of the Bassari and Peul, including food, clothing, housing, and culture.
Taking photos and videos. Organizing private film screenings and photo exhibits of student surveys with students who will try to propose solutions to the problems mentioned, particularly the construction of the school, using the techniques employed by the Fulani and Bassari to build their homes. Explaining the solutions proposed by students in the village public square, include film screenings.
Starting up construction, then opening new classrooms.
The organization of cultural activities within the school: students will draw on the results of surveys to put on performances including parades with traditional costumes and present dishes from Bassari and Peul recipes.
The organization of presentations on the themes or sub-themes dealt with in surveys.
Cultural activities in the school and village.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
Our peers are school teachers from surrounding villages who do know that this initiative will not compete with state resources needed to build classrooms in other villages. The NGOs involved in education will criticize our strategies because they are innovative. The one difference is that the fact that the ideas come from students themselves.
Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
This idea is advocated by the children themselves who think they can finally unite their parents in accomplishing the school constructio
This Entry is about (Issues)
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Our project is in the idea phase.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
• involvement of students in solving some local problems.
• Creating a synergy of activities around the school by making the cultural differences an asset, not a sources of division
• Establishing a process of understanding, respect and frank collaboration between students' parents
• Reducing student disadvantages by changing the school situation; improving working conditions and student standards
• giving students a chance for success and better ensuring their security
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
-unsuccessful searches for grants or material needed to accomplish the project: increase the searches, count on hope and perseverance
-shortage of financial resources and/or materials to accomplish planned activities: request voluntary contributions from students' parents
-Parent mobility: provide motivation
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Seek partners for endowment funds (grants) or material (donations)
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Seek the donation of two laptops, two digital cameras, a digital camcorder
Planning film screenings with students, then the whole village * Discussion, interchanges on similarities
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Constructing two classrooms and the principal's office and consolidation of the achievements acquired through surveys.
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Mobilizing students' parents from both ethnicities to begin construction of classrooms.
Inaugurating the premises with the participation of administrative authorities, parents and others, with good media coverage
Organizing cultural activities at the school: Parades with traditional costumes, presenting dishes from Bassari and Peul recipes
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
Tell us about your partnerships
We are in partnership with the Association for Creative Writing among Youth (ACLJ) of Quebec. Our students write texts on various events from Wakilaré and ACLJ, putting them on paper and broadcasting around the world.
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]
Besides the support of the superintendents and two school teachers, we have enlisted three (3) other volunteers for the smooth functioning of the activities planned.
Inspectors will be there to make suggestions to help us achieve our goals efficiently.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
• Help to acquire two laptops to start data collection (surveys), and materials for the school construction (cement, sheet metal for roofing, windows and doors)
• Networking and marketing to sell our project and increase our opportunities
• We have other innovative ideas and human resources available to support others.