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eLearning initiatives for underprivileged


This presentation explores the eLearning initiatives carried out for deprived children and youth. These initiatives are playing a crucial role in the development of underprivileged community across …

This presentation explores the eLearning initiatives carried out for deprived children and youth. These initiatives are playing a crucial role in the development of underprivileged community across the globe.

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  • 1. eLearning Initiatives For Underprivileged A review of eLearning initiatives carried out across the world for underprivileged children and youth.
  • 2. War Child International is the union of War Child Holland, War Child United Kingdom and War Child Canada, working across the world to support children affected by armed conflict. War Child uses three integrated programming themes: 1. Psychosocial Support, 2. Education, and 3. Child Protection to support children affected by arm conflict. http://www.warchildholland.org/organisation WAR CHILD About War Child
  • 3. Street Children, Nomadic Tribes, Children in Remote areas and Prison  Children are able to access education from distance  Children are familiar with laptops and new media  Children can read and write  Children may join regular education as soon as they get chance War Child facilitates eLearning infrastructure to children. It believes that children themselves are empowered to build their resilience, protect themselves and their peers, and claim their rights. Achievements Reach Philosophy WAR CHILD
  • 4. Hole In The Wall Hole-in-the-Wall Education Limited (HiWEL) is a subsidiary of NIIT Limited. Hole-in-the-Wall is a path breaking learning methodology conceived by Dr. Sugata Mitra, Chief Scientist at NIIT. It is a ‘Shared Blackboard’ which children in underprivileged communities can collectively own and access, to express themselves, to learn, to explore together, and at some stage to even brainstorm and come up with exciting ideas. http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/abouthiwel.html About HiWEL
  • 5. Hole In The Wall  Playground setting which children can access anytime  Drives child’s natural curiosity  Allows children to explore, learn, share and learn collaboratively  Reinforces structured learning through peer discussions  Improved retention and increased receptivity Improve elementary education and life skills of children in rural areas and urban slums. Vision Advantages Across Rural India, Central Africa, BhutanReach
  • 6. WEMA Centre has a 19 year experience working with disadvantaged young people, street children and extremely poor youth. WEMA is using a modified and refurbished Bus equipped with computers as a Mobile Computer School named as “DreamCatcher” that street children and youth are accessing. http://www.wemacentre.org/index.php/explore/dreamcatcher-e-learning-project WEMA “DreamCatcher” About WEMA
  • 7. WEMA aims to move the children from the streets into loving, caring environments more suited to fulfilling lives. Africa - Mombasa town, Mworoto and Burukenge slum, Mishomoroni, Kongowea, Vikwatani Philosophy Objectives  Assist street children & extremely poor youth to join nearby schools for education  Reunite children with their families  Secure a productive livelihood and improve the life chances of the young people Reach WEMA “DreamCatcher”
  • 8. eLearning for Life (EFL) The "e-learning for life“, the CSR initiative by US- ASIAN provides Internet access, educational software and ICT training for students, teachers & local community members in peri-urban & rural areas. Beneficiary About EFL MalaysiaReach 10,000 students The Establishment of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) "hubs" in six secondary schools, providing ICT connectivity and training to students and teachers to help them access new digital resources and opportunities. http://www.usasean.org/csr/member-projects/e-learning-for-life Achievements Member The Coca-Cola Company
  • 9. “Ex-Street Children Community Organization” (ECCO) at Aldort town in Nairobi Kenya, aims to provide street children with a platform that enables them to share ideas with each other and communicate with rest of the society. It provides children with basic computer skills and enables children to take part in society & give them a voice. http://www.elearning-africa.com/eLA_Newsportal/ ECCO About ECCO
  • 10. - Most of the street children have been sniffing glue (to get rid of hunger) for years, so stopping that is hard. Challenges ECCO Today the street children  Communicate via email  Share photographs  Discover & develop interest for learning  Discover more about themselves and world Achievements - Using ten computers donated by well-wishers, ECCO has come up with ‘drop in’ centers where street children from the town gather to become familiar with ICT skills ranging from the basics of working on a computer to how to send e-mails. Functioning
  • 11. Global Giving “We cannot fight poverty with 'poor' programs. This is a perfect example of high excellence standards in social work. Not innovation for innovation's sake, but to really make a positive change!” Mario Raimondi, Executive Director Global Giving’s “eLearning for At-Risk Kids in Argentina Program” facilitates computer lessons, gaming workshops & blogging twice a week to deprived children. Global Giving aims to give children equal education opportunities. About Global Giving Philosophy Rosario, Argentina http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/elearning-for-children-in-argentina/ Reach
  • 12. Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Health, Life, Environmental, Computer Skills eLearning For Kids (EFK) Every child deserves the chance to reach its full potential, despite challenging circumstances. Digital eLearning Curriculum Belief More than 7 million childrenReach The eLearning for Kids Foundation (EFK), a global 501 (c) (3) non-profit provides free, innovative, digital lessons for underprivileged children who are 5-12 year old. http://www.e-learningforkids.org/aboutus.html About EFK
  • 13. STeP Smile Twin E- learning Program (STeP) is the initiative of Smile Foundation that aims at creating a pool of young, educated and independent people from marginalized section. Twin trains the underprivileged youth in 1. Basic Computer Education, 2. English Proficiency, and 3. Soft skills for enhancing their prospects of employment. http://smilefoundationindia.org/e_learning.htm Reach Smile Foundation is the national level organization directly benefitting more than 300,000 deprived children through 158 projects across 25 states of India. About STeP
  • 14. CHAP Childhope Asia Philippines Inc. (CHAP) works with the underprivileged street children and out-of-school youth in Metro Manila to give them equal opportunities for learning through several programs, including basic literacy and numeracy, alternative learning system basic education, computer literacy, as well as life skills, values and primary health education. http://www.wazzuppilipinas.com/2013/02/dell-supports-childhope-asia-in.html About CHAP
  • 15. CHAP DELL announced in Feb’13 that it has joined the advocacy of CHAP to help close the learning gap among underprivileged children. This partnership will reach the underprivileged youth with  Mobile Education Vans with laptops  Required education software for CHAP accredited programs  Lifelong learning and career readiness training CHAP’s Joint Venture With DELL Reach Educators are deployed to 18 locations of Metro Manila where street children are normally found…in parks, or on the sidewalks of urban centers
  • 16. Accord Accord Charitable Trust (ACT) is a non- governmental, non-profit organization, registered in Chennai, India dedicated to addressing rural children development, their education and to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities aiming at dignified life through various outreach programs. The “Need of the hour - Computer Education” project proposal is submitted by ACT on July’13 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/need-of-the-hour-computer-education-to-rural-children Objectives  Introduce computer education in the life of rural children  Facilitate and develop a model of child friendly computer education system” About Accord
  • 17. Northern Bohol A purchase of 80 used computers from Adamson University in Manila at giveaway prices gave a start to a Community Information Center project that aimed to provide access to education and improve technological skills among the children and the youth in underprivileged remote rural communities in Bohol, Philippines. http://b2s.homestead.com/RAISE_A_VILLAGE_PROJECT_ON_E_LEARNING_IN_NORTHERN_BOHOL.pdf About Bohol Community Information Center
  • 18. eLearning Initiatives listed in this Slide Share 1. War Child International 2. Hole in the wall 3. WEMA “DreamCatcher” 4. eLearning For Life (EFL) 5. ECCO “Ex-Street Children Community Organization” 6. Global Giving 7. eLearning For Kids (EFK) 8. Smile Twin E- learning Program (STeP) 9. (CHAP) Childhope Asia Philippines Inc. 10.Accord Charitable Trust (ACT) 11.Bohol Community Information Center
  • 19. It takes a universe to make a child Both in outer form and inner spirit It takes a universe to educate the child A universe to fulfill a child Thomas Berry