OCLIP• The Open Computer Literacy Program is a strategic intervention program designed to raise computer literacy in Nigeria.• It is based on the knowledge that a literate population is VITAL for development• It also is an apostle of skill acquisition as a vital tool for personal and national development• The common denominator today is computers.• By empowering the generations coming we are securing our own futures. As a people and a country.• Education offers specific knowledge for specific purposes.• Intelligence applies knowledge to solve specific challenges• OCLIP seeks to intelligently educate and empower the children with the basic tool of the new world economy.• From schools through health , commerce communication and even recreation, computers are the new window of opportunity.• The door is in front of the children the key is in the lock we seek to simply teach them how to unlock it , open the door and walk into their future.
Goals• Provide free ICT and language training to Nigerian kids aged 10 to 17 by 2020. 1 million• Raise literacy levels by 30% in target segment by 2020 5• Track and monitor recipients over a year period and provide support and further free business training in phase 2 of the project.
Key Assertion• Computer Literacy is the new literacy for developing countries.• This is because it combines language skills covering use of English or national language and skill acquisition.• Using computers is a SKILL hence OCLIP is creating skilled literate young people• The long term goals offer a literate nation that is ready to embrace the future.• This is a future that is ICT driven from communication through medicine commerce and improved lifestyles.• It also opens the children to the world of the internet shaping positively their world views and allowing them access to knowledge that can be applied.• Empowerment leads to greater number of small businesses which are the backbone of development
OCLIP Centres• Partner secondary schools will be designated OCLIP centres.• Primary targets will be in educationally disadvantaged areas.• Schools have been selected because they will eliminate the need for tents and other paraphernalia• Power can also be routed directly from the grid or generated.• All centres will also have wireless internet access
Hardware Requirements• One computer per child during classes.• This is NON NEGOTIABLE.• However to be cost effective each computer will have as many as 5 guest accounts.• Thus 200 computers would train 1000 kids depending on scheduling and windows of opportunity.
Software Requirements• Facilitators. These are key to the success of the project• Their duties include: – Instruction – Mentoring and Inspiration – Identification of brightest prospects for further support• Child evaluation based on: – Computer literacy – Social adaptation and adjustment – Team skills – Moral persuasion reflected in choices made during class interactions and exams.• Crime, drug abuse and absenteeism levels increased 60% in American schools AFTER Moral Instruction was dropped as a subject in ALL schools.• Any wonder why we are facing problems with kids in Nigeria AFTER it was dropped from the curriculum in Nigeria?• However OCLIP is of the belief that if the kids see positive role models they will begin to align.
Volunteer System• The systems seeks to get people who are employed to be facilitators.• In every state of Nigeria there are at least 1000 employed Nigerians in the corporate sector alone.• A 5% recruitment success rate would provide 50 facilitators.• With class size FIXED at 50 students 2500 children can be taught monthly.• These numbers are conservative estimates but show the potential.• The key function of the facilitators is to INSPIRE the children.• A dearth of role models outside sports and music industry circles have caused and will cause us greater problems if not addressed.• Children will imitate ANY model of success they see.• OCLIP seeks to offer different role models from corporate and SME Nigeria.
OCLIP Classes• 6 hours on Saturdays• 4 hours of ICT and practical use.• 1 hour of Language improvement skills• 1 hour of break.• Classes: 9am - 3pm• After each class spot tests will be conducted• Take home assignments will also be served up
Funding• The long term goal is to get support from Nigerian brands.• This will be in the form of items required• Sponsorship will be PRIMARILY product and service led.
Partnership windows• Computers • *Print consumables• Wireless connectivity • Transportation logistics• Power generation • Media partnerships to educate• Fossil fuel support the public on the initiative and offer Calls To Action.• Security • Local and international air travel• Feeding • * Print consumables will be a one of cost but will be minimised• Beverage support where possible via e books and online assignments.
Target partners• HP • UACN• Zinox • KFC• Intel • Sweet Sensation• Microsoft • Nutricima • Coca Cola Nigeria• Swift Wireless Networks • 7up Plc• Mobitel Limited • Arik Air• Mobil Nigeria Unlimited • Etihad Airways• Chevron Nigeria • Air Nigeria • MDS• Airtel Nigeria • LASG • Toyota Nigeria
Deliverables• Full Curriculum Sept 30 2012• Draft course material with sample electronic and hardcover version Sept 30 2012• Printing of 1000 copies of course materials by October 9 2012• Volunteer confirmation by October 25 with stand up volunteers for all confirmed.
Test Run• October 27 is the target date for the first test run.• Classes will commence on that date• Proposed venue is St Finbarrs’ college Akoka• Second proposed venue is Bellina Private College Akoka• Third proposed venue is CMS Grammar school Bariga Lagos.• 100 kids will be enrolled in the scheme.