Updated Mar 29, 2019

African ECD Classroom on Wheels

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An innovative, solar powered modular teaching space that transforms any area into a classroom for early childhood development.

Taking up minute space when stored, but when opened anywhere, it transforms into a ECD classroom with resources and a matching Curriculum. It supports 3 main learning areas in ECD *Numeracy *Literacy *Life Skills THE UNIT IS FITTED WITH A SOLAR PANEL THAT CHARGES A TABLET PC This Tablet is preconfigured with a quality Early Childhood Development syllabus (videos, quizzes, worksheet...
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Taking up minute space when stored, but when opened anywhere, it transforms into a ECD classroom with resources and a matching Curriculum. It supports 3 main learning areas in ECD *Numeracy *Literacy *Life Skills THE UNIT IS FITTED WITH A SOLAR PANEL THAT CHARGES A TABLET PC This Tablet is preconfigured with a quality Early Childhood Development syllabus (videos, quizzes, worksheets) . This syllabus is easily translated into most global/regional languages ,while the lessons ,designs of it and animation is custom made for regions so that the contents feel familiar for a child from a particular area. For example , a poor child in rural Mexico ,will enjoy lessons and animations and digital lessons in his mother tongue (Spanish),together with characters and customs that he is familiar with.As will a little girl caught up in a Refugee camp in Syria,or a boy living in a slum in Kenya *Very simple for the ECD teacher to operate the tablet . *To add new content and resources is very simple *The system is usable entirely offline. Space Saving * A COMPACT and secure storage unit for books and teaching aids * A central point from which the Educator delivers lessons * A place where Learners can explore the concepts taught ,using the stored teaching aids There are eight activity boards affixed to the rear that support a range of cognitive skills.: SPATIAL SKILLS, SEQUENTIAL SKILLS ,FINE MOTOR SKILLS ,DEXTERITY Transforms instantly into a Puppet Theatre, a vital teaching aid
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

So far ,we have sold and distributed 60 African ECD Classroom on Wheels units, to 60 desperately poor Township and rural Early learning Centres ,impacting thousands of children. Our customers are both local and international, and include Foundations ,individuals ,small and medium businesses, Corporations ,Millionaires ,one Billionaire and for the last two years ,the United Nations Women’s Guild.UNWG

Focus Areas:

Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Waste Management, Economic Recovery and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Waste Management, Economic Recovery and SolarSEE LESS

Implemented In:

South Africa

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1
Country Implemented In
100
Customers
14
Employees
$30,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Longitudinal studies have shown that those who experienced ECD programs get higher grades, vital for a child's early academic success. Sadly in South Africa, 60% of children under the age of 4 do not have access to ECD programs. Globally, there are 150 million children, many in Refugee Camps ,who go without ECD programs.This is the main contributor to the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor... Furthermore, 66% of the population, under the age of 35, are unemployed.

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Solution

Global Classroom on Wheels The innovation tackles the root cause of poverty in Africa : THE LACK of ECD programs for the majority of children living there. Designed in collaboration with early learning experts and especially for poor ECD Centres where space and resources are huge challenges .An innovative, solar-powered modular teaching space that transforms any area into a quality classroom for early childhood development where space, electricity, and resourcess

Target Beneficiaries

Through our African & Global ECD Classroom on Wheels , we want to transform these children into the next generation of leaders, problem solvers and critical thinkers We will be targeting the 60% of the 8 million children living in SA as well as the millions of children of living Refugee Camps and poor countries. Globally tens of thousands of youth can be employed to create the unit

Mission and Vision

Studies show ,ECD programs are vital for a child's success later on in life. SADLY , in SA , 60% of children under the age of 4 do not have access to any form of ECD programs ,while there is a 60% youth unemployment rate. Globally, there are 35 million child refugees who go without ECD programs. With our African and Global Classroom on Wheels, we want to transform these children into the next generation of leaders ,problem solvers and critical thinkers.

Competitive Advantage

While Book Nooks have been around for some time,our innovation has not only been created in collaboration by top Early Childhood Development practitioners and experts ,but contain so much more than books.Each unit is solar powered and fitted with educational aids that cover the main pillars of early learning ,while most mini -libraries and book nooks only cover literacy.There are multiple teaching methods incorporated into one compact unit ,including a Puppet Theatre component ,with puppets.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We are currently working with experts to create among others: * An Autistic Classroom on Wheels *An Adult Literacy Classroom on Wheels *A Basic Hygiene Classroom on Wheels * A Teenage Entrepreneur Classroom on Wheels
Funding Goal200,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted150,000
New Implemented CountriesBotswana
RecruitAdvisors .Financial Manager ,Distribution Partners ,Translators ,ECD practioners

The Team Behind the Innovation

Linda Bestbier - Advanced Diploma for Educators, Trainers and Development Practitioners 1996 - Research Director, Early Learning Resource Unit Xolisa Guzula -Language and literacy lecturer at UCT -Adviser Translations Lincoln Wolmarans - Designer Carpentry Micheal Derby - History of working in the education, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development,Business development professional with a BCom -Advisor Curriculum Justin Lawrence -Animation, Design - Advisor Digital Lessons

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Jan 2018
In The News
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Cognitive Development
Implemented InSouth Africa
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
South Africa