Updated Mar 27, 2019

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Bus center is a concept that uses obsolete buses transforming them in classrooms to promote digital literacy in rural and peripheral areas.

The concept make use of abandoned buses to provide an adequate facility for STEM education. The BusCenter concept was created to impact fundamentally 5 pillars: Education, Technology, Agriculture, Health, and Environment. Throughout the process we want make sure that data is analysed and decentralised (Accessible to everyone). We looked at it as a means of tackling more than one issue, the ...
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The concept make use of abandoned buses to provide an adequate facility for STEM education. The BusCenter concept was created to impact fundamentally 5 pillars: Education, Technology, Agriculture, Health, and Environment. Throughout the process we want make sure that data is analysed and decentralised (Accessible to everyone). We looked at it as a means of tackling more than one issue, the BusCenter represents a catalyst for change, where we use buses that are no longer functional or suitable for transport use to empower local communities. We needed to bring in something different that did not need a permanent location, something that could be moved or even developed further.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

BusCenter is currently receiving a lot of attention as it was designed to solve issues that are in the public eye. Government, universities, private institutions and individuals believed in the Project because they could see value in all facts above.
Registered in Angolain Angola

Focus Areas:

Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Citizen Participation, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Citizen Participation, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Positive Youth Development and Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Angola

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150
Lives Impacted to Date
2
Key Partners
1
Country Implemented In
80
Customers
10
Employees
$20,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

We are trying to bring about change to the way people live in both rural and urban areas, and help in tackling the ever increasing issues that hinder them from moving forward. Issues as the high number of children out of the educational system in Angola, the lack of hospitals/proper health care, and high unemployment rates. The first Buscenter is promote promoting digital literacy in rural areas, disseminate literacy throughout Angola.

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Solution

We saw it as an opportunity to solve educational and health issues in Angola at a low cost with short implementation time. So, in search of bringing to rural communities innovative ways to solve issues on Education, Health, agriculture, and prepare young Angolans to this digital area, the BUSCENTER seemed to be an agile, cost effective solution that on top promotes sustainability. If embraced, it will bring light to those with almost no opportunity and ensure that Angolans and or Africans strive for better quality of living.

Target Beneficiaries

The target audience is from 8 to 25 years old. We believe it is extremely important as it is being used to target many of the issues that are prevalent in the country. Rather than people going far to look for services that provides the basic necessity to enrich one’s life, we are bringing them solutions in a BusCenter that can be at their doorstep.

Mission and Vision

Mission: Promote the sustainable development of the community through Information and Communication Technologies. Vision: To be recognized as a reference entity, which promotes sustainability and Community inclusion through information and communication technologies

Competitive Advantage

Like they say, there is nothing new under the sun, we are combining various solutions into a small space that makes us of technology and sustainable energy to bring about change. We are providing a platform for innovation by encouraging not just new methods of solution usage within these areas but allowing the transfer of skills from one place to another. There are many traditional methods of doing things that can be tweaked to bring about more innovation to both urban and rural areas, we are helping to connect those dots of innovation. In an effort to ensure Africans are better prepared for the digital era, have every academic advantage necessary to excel and be successful citizens, we think there have to be efforts in disseminating programs that are focused on STEAM.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We see the project being implemented in all the provinces across Angola, bringing about immense change. We hope that enrolled students strive to create innovative solutions in their communities.
Funding Goal500,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted150
Recruit20 volunteers, 3 board, 1 management
New FeatureImplement the project in other african countries

The Team Behind the Innovation

I can assure that I have the best team in the world for this project, because they know perfectly well that we intend to arrive, have deep knowledge of the real Angola and skills for project management. The team is made up of 4 young Angolan; Alfredo Capitamolo, Emilia Dias, Helio Alves, Wilson Caposso, making use of what most will consider as waste resources to improve STEM education in the country with the aim of using the same resources to improve STEM education across the continent.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Aug 2018
Lives Impacted
150
Jul 2018
Key Partnership
ORGANIZATIONUSA EMBASSY IN ANGOLA
Feb 2018
Key Partnership
Implementation
ORGANIZATIONSINFIC SA
Apr 2018
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Angola