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Tbw Wgeneral.2008

  1. 1. “ I will be a famous astronaut for my country” - Nana Yaw Turkson, in his ToBe work “What I Would change” Introducing To Be Worldwide
  2. 2. We help children realise their full potential so they can enrich their community What is ToBe?
  3. 3. helps kids do better in school through… <ul><li>educational facilities </li></ul><ul><li>for children from 6 - 15 </li></ul><ul><li>computer lab </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Activities program </li></ul><ul><li>curricula to build skills & community </li></ul><ul><li>technology classes </li></ul><ul><li>reading programmes </li></ul><ul><li>creative activities </li></ul><ul><li>parent & teacher trainings </li></ul>
  4. 4. Takoradi Educational Resource Centre - Our Pilot <ul><li>opened in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>470 children serviced per week </li></ul><ul><li>enrolment up every year </li></ul><ul><li>variety of stimulating activities </li></ul><ul><li>active PTA involvement </li></ul><ul><li>supported by Ministry of Education </li></ul>Supported by UNICEF, ING, European Union
  5. 5. <ul><li>44 pentium4 computers </li></ul><ul><li>Now able to extend base IT course to upper six primary </li></ul><ul><li>Plan is to open internet café to community and generate own income ; adult classes for fees to be considered </li></ul>Kids working on new computers with flat screen Computer lab of Takoradi Resource Centre New computer lab opened in May 2008
  6. 6. Examples of projects completed at the Takoradi centre
  7. 7. Digital Photography <ul><li> Project </li></ul>
  8. 8. Draw your house in Paint : March 28, 2006 Crusaders Primary School computer lesson at ToBe, Isaac, 12 years, first touched mouse March 15, 2006
  9. 9. Write about yourself using Word & insert a Picture March 2006 Nav-West Primary School – Computer Lesson at ToBe Albert, 11 years
  10. 10. Powerpoint presentation of the eclipse March 28, 2006 Daniel, 14 years old 6 months basic computer course (following page)
  11. 11. SUN
  12. 12. Our international partners … <ul><li>One Economy (US) </li></ul><ul><li>Intel (US) </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantic Philanthropies (US) </li></ul><ul><li>UNICEF </li></ul><ul><li>European Union </li></ul><ul><li>Deloitte (Global) </li></ul><ul><li>UN ICT task force </li></ul><ul><li>Our Ghana partners … </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Metro Education Board </li></ul><ul><li>GIFTEL </li></ul><ul><li>ING </li></ul><ul><li>Turing Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Les Paquerettes (Swiss Foundation) </li></ul><ul><li>Net4Kids Aid Foundation (IT driven fund) </li></ul><ul><li>InterimIC (IT innovators) </li></ul><ul><li>NOTS Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Wilde Ganzen (Co-financing organisation) </li></ul><ul><li>Schoolnet Africa </li></ul><ul><li>District Assembly, Komenda region </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Development plan* </li></ul><ul><li>Scale the concept </li></ul><ul><li>Build 1 centre per year </li></ul><ul><li>A min. reach of 5,000 children per centre </li></ul><ul><li>ToBe goals per centre per year </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 members paying $1 </li></ul><ul><li>500 enrolment in ICT class at $5 </li></ul><ul><li>90% ICT diplomas awarded </li></ul><ul><li>200 book reports written </li></ul><ul><li>2,500 English books borrowed </li></ul>In 5 years, ToBe will serve 20,000 kids * read our 5 year development plan on www.tobeworlwide.org
  14. 14. Beyond 5 years : on to national expansion Regional roll-out <ul><li>Create & test </li></ul><ul><li>Proof-of-concept </li></ul><ul><li>2 facilities, (Takoradi) </li></ul><ul><li>(Cape Coast) </li></ul><ul><li>2 satellite centres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Anaji and Other) </li></ul></ul>Regional roll-out Regional roll-out National Consolidation 5 years 5 -8 years
  15. 15. Next centre to open in 2009 <ul><li>Cape Coast </li></ul><ul><li>Near our pilot centre </li></ul><ul><li>Will serve more than 12 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Shared management with our pilot centre </li></ul>Community leaders tour new site for ToBe add bouwtekening voor dit gebouw
  16. 16. Anaji location <ul><li>ANAJI </li></ul><ul><li>15 min from the Takoradi Eductional Resouce Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Primary and Junior secondary schools 50 meters across from land </li></ul><ul><li>Same district and Metro Education Board </li></ul><ul><li>Shared resources and management </li></ul>
  17. 17. Further development <ul><li>Publish the “ToBe Manual” </li></ul><ul><li>enable & facilitate new centres </li></ul><ul><li>ensure quality standards in education </li></ul><ul><li>deliver reporting standards for each centre </li></ul><ul><li>Set up ToBe Ghana Head Office in Takoradi centre </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting & administrative support </li></ul><ul><li>Standards implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources policies </li></ul><ul><li>Building & equipment </li></ul>
  18. 18. Partnership approach <ul><li>We encourage our partners’ direct involvement in ToBe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visits to centres (we facilitate, host, create workshops as needed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital exchanges with the children (“ask a kid”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills transfer (per project, or adhoc through phone, internet etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We enjoy helping our partners reach their goals : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraisers to help our partners connect with their customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events to motivate and inspire our partners’ employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test marketing for new ideas / concepts (Deloitte e Learning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint communication and press exposure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We create a tailormade approach with each partner </li></ul>
  19. 19. Our wish list <ul><li>€ 5000 for furniture for our 2nd Centre in Cape Coast </li></ul><ul><li>€ 90’000 to build our 3rd Centre at Anaji Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Funds to purchase a vehicle (new or second hand) for transportation of goods and people between the different centres </li></ul><ul><li>Specific sponsorship to facilitate our work e.g. (Airline) tickets to Ghana. </li></ul>
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