As promised today I sharing the ‘what’ of my project…
Now as I heave mentioned my project has been evolving over the last couple of months.
I am still working on a nice quick title that works for the freshly evolved project as I have really had two working titles for the last few months. I will be sure to blog as soon as I have found the perfect project title. In the mean time - the ‘what’s’ - so here we go…
Between now and my trip o Tanzania in 2016 I am working to create a network of committed individuals with the common goal of bringing Sugata Mitra’s ‘A Hole in the Wall’ (AHITW) child driven education project to the young people in state-schools/orphanages of Tanzania - starting in the Moshi region.
It is my intention to network and liase with Sugata, Gemma Sissia & the School of St Jude, Rotary Clubs in Australia and Tanzania, local schools and business, the AHITW foundation and yLead to name a few.
With these people on board we will coordinate and fundraise the cost of an AHITW learning pod and see to its installation at one of our partner schools or orphanages for the access of the students, it is my intention that this project will see the installation and support of these learning pods across state schools and orphanages in the Moshi region of Tanzania to start.
It is my vision that schools in Australia will partner with a school or ophanage and fundraise the cost of one learning pod to be installed by AHITW Foundation with the continued costs/maintenance to then be taken by a local business or club ie. Rotary or the school if they seek to continue their involvement.
I wont use this blog post to explain how the learning pods work however I will do another post soon on the finer details of Sugata child-diven education program. In the meantime I encourage you to visit http://blog.ted.com/2010/09/07/the-child-driven-education-sugata-mitra-on-ted-com/ to view his inspiring talk about this concept to give you an idea of how simple and possible it is!
To keep this blog to a small nouvella I will be exploring Phase two of the project…the trip to Tanzania…in the next blog so stick around for part two of this awesome project!
Thanks for the continued support and love :)