HOW IT WORKS
The Virtual learning program is made up of the virtual learning and cluster learning programs.
Virtual learning program
The virtual learning program involves self-paced and collaborative learning modules. Students are provided with digital tablets, internet, active numbers and headphones set up to support learning. Students are closely monitored and graded to evaluate learning outcomes.
The virtual learning studio
After surveying 1,310 students from over 10 communities we discovered 96% of students surveyed were eager to return to school, and the top reasons were missed interactions with peers and teachers. We also realized that without learning engagement, 92% of these children faced the risk of abuse and some of them wouldn’t return to school. Setting up the virtual learning studio and platform was the most forward-thinking solution to provide. It was designed to mimic classroom interactions found in brick and mortar school settings. This is the first of its kind in the country and within the Sub-Saharan region and we invite you to join us in supporting, sustaining and scaling this program.
Cluster learning program
Younger learners are engaged in community-based learning clusters within households supervised by a community teacher. Trained community teachers take learners through interactive technology enabled sessions, through videos and educational games, utilizing globally sound teaching aids from laptops and tablets. Each teacher is assigned a cluster of learners within the household who he/she is responsible to monitor, mentor, continuously evaluate and share learning resources regularly. This program is sustainable in ensuring that learners who do not have access to schools can still learn within communities, thereby reducing the rate of abuse and illiteracy.
Virtual learning curriculum
A learning curriculum was designed to integrate formal, STEM and creative education using local and globally relevant content. Key subjects include:
- Verbal reasoning,
- Non-verbal reasoning
- 21st century skills
- Civic education
- Health education
- Microsoft Office 365
So far we have been able to successfully onboard 108 learners in the virtual learning program and 840 in the cluster learning program making a total of 948 learners across 11 communities
We have only just begun; our goal is to ensure that we leave no child behind regardless of their location or socio-economic background. We want more children to have access to these educational tools needed to excel in the 21st century. We have been able to help just a handful of the children who need this, our goal is to help 10,000 more across these and more communities.