Equalearning Grand Project in Africa Launched
Equalearning partnered with Generation Won Iris Global Zimbabwe as their mobile learning solution provider in November 2019.
Generation Won's Affordable Mobile School Plan of Action
Start 5 new mobile high schools with Equalearning Mobile School
Build 5 new schools in the next year to house more students
Begin 20 university level satellite schools
Feed 5000 people for the next six months to combat famine
Irrigate and plant 20 acres of maize to help feed the people
Mobile school can be used without electricity, using solar power
The cost of a mobile classroom set up is less than $500
Works with cell phone, laptop, projector
Versatile, interactive learning
Solar panel and customized projector provided by Equalearning
Rudo Early Education Centre
Twalumba Primary School
Shumba Junior School
Generation Won Iris Global Zimbabwe's Educational Mission
The pastor couple Brian and Pamela Jourden (homed in Vista) showed us their very sustainable and affordable model of educational mission. In the past 11 years in Africa, they saw charities created poverty cycles because locals grown more dependencies on external aid. Therefore they used a different sustainable approach, use minimum resources to build church and schools combo, and all teachers and students work and study to be self-sustainable (High school teachers taking college credited lessons, high schoolers assist elementary school, do farming). I think this model is scalable and can break the dependency cycle.
In this project, Equalearning filled in the blank to help them building low cost solar powered mobile learning solutions (there is no power/internet) to carry K-12-university level courses in smart projectors (PDF page 12, 15) , and I assisted them to put together PPT and videos for introducing this sustainable ministry model. However, I think they need help more than I can do, especially in connections to resources.