Updated Mar 28, 2019

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Hello World partners with communities to build their own wifi-enabled, solar-powered digital Hubs to provide education in places where there are no schools, and bolster school capacity where there are gaps.

With Hello World, children can learn, and explore the world’s body of knowledge, right in the center of their community. And; we’re challenging the standard approach to development work - because we don't build Hello Hubs, we teach communities how to build them for themselves. Hello World mobilises communities to build Hello Hubs, solar-powered outdoor Internet kiosks, with state-of the art...
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With Hello World, children can learn, and explore the world’s body of knowledge, right in the center of their community. And; we’re challenging the standard approach to development work - because we don't build Hello Hubs, we teach communities how to build them for themselves. Hello World mobilises communities to build Hello Hubs, solar-powered outdoor Internet kiosks, with state-of the art technology. At every Hello Hub build we work with 1000 community members to find sites, arrange transport, organise the community, build walls, dig trenches, mount solar, link power, feed groups, engaged underrepresented members of the community and bring the local children to the whole process. ● Within this number we’d usually see: ○ 100 children and 100 adults provided intensive training in how to build, manage and maintain a computer system. ○ 100 adults taught how to community-organize and ensure children’s access is fair, equal and safe. ○ 10 teachers intensively trained in using the digital tools they have to support school learning - both at the Hub and in the classroom. ○ 1000 children and young people provided with access to learning via apps, software and programmes within the first five years. ● We always raise donated data from an ISP - this is the biggest fundraising task we have to do. Our current ISP partners are Etisalat (Nigeria) Airtel (Uganda) and Everest Link (Nepal).
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

After trialling the Hello Hub concept in Nigeria and Uganda (2013-2017) we returned to the lab to build on what we'd learnt - we needed a cheaper, more durable design - viable for scale. We piloted that in Nepal. And now we're ready to scale.
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Focus Areas:

Education, Entrepreneurship and Technology

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Implemented In:

Nigeria, Uganda and Nepal

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9,000
Lives Impacted to Date
2
Key Partners
3
Countries Implemented In
9,000
Customers
3
Employees
$750,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

263 million children have NO access to education. Even if we combined the entire global budget for education it wouldn't come close to reaching every child. The traditional approach to tackling the education deficit is not working. There are 69 million too few teachers to hit current education targets, that’s just targets. We need an affordable, scalable and world-class solution for ALL children, no matter where they were born.

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Solution

Hello World provides educational resources and Internet connectivity to isolated and vulnerable communities. We do this by building solar-powered, outdoor Internet kiosks— so that underprivileged children and adults can educate themselves, communicate with others, and have a voice in the global community.

Target Beneficiaries

We work for children and young people who have either no schooling or insufficient access to quality education, in communities where connectivity, power and education can genuinely make a difference.

Mission and Vision

Our vision is a world in which children across the globe, no matter where they were born, are able to access an education. Our mission is to enable the hardest to reach children with education via the world’s body of knowledge and use Hello World as a mechanism to provide integrated online learning.

Competitive Advantage

We are the only innovation which is providing a community-led and managed model tackling the education crisis with evidence-based digital technology. We are here to demonstrate what is possible. During 2019/20- 2021/22, we will be working with some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people on earth. Hello World takes a relatively unusual approach to development in the sense that we insist on genuinely community-led development, decision-making and delivery of the work we partner with them to do. Part of our ‘difference’ is the way we invest across the communities to ensure every member of the community has fair and equal access. This looks different in every community we work with, but it is central to the ‘community engagement’ training that we offer intensively.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We are preparing to launch a mother-led education delivery programme to trail the delivery of onebillion software within the Hello Hub communities in Uganda. She is responsible for: -Bringing the mothers of the community together. -Ensuring every child has a working device and is taught how to use it, charge it and look after it. Coordinating, training and troubleshooting with the mothers in the community - ensuring a successful mother-led One Billion delivery. Supporting orphan children.
Funding Goal300,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted6,000
New Implemented CountriesUganda
Recruit2 local managers in Uganda, 6 delivery staff (Hub mothers), 2 engineers (Ugandan)
New FeatureSpecifically using mothers to deliver education - testing a model we know anecdotally to make greatest impact.

Milestone

Feb 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Feb 2019
Lives Impacted
4,000
Jan 2019
New Country Implemented In
Nepal
Feb 2015
New Country Implemented In
Uganda
Dec 2013
New Country Implemented In
Nigeria
Oct 2013
Key Partnership

Supporting Materials

Hello-World-2019-20-2021-22-Business-Plan-1-.pdf
2018-09-26-Hello-World-Uganda-Report-Portrait.pdf
Hello-World-2019-2021-Summary-2-.pdf