Over 16 million children are not in school. 7 out of 10 Secondary School teachers are absent in rural Tanzania. Every year millions of children are not able to progress to Secondary School and over 60% of those who did, fail their Secondary School national examination. Budget constraints, low family income levels, harmful traditions, gender discrimination, geographical and physical disabilities make the promise of quality education for all difficult.
Educational technology offers an effective and efficient solution to bridge the educational resources divide by providing access to qualified, local content, available to learn at an individual pace, anytime and anywhere. Shule Direct users engage with a virtual teacher and other learners and can test their subject matter comprehension over thousands of interactive quizzes. Monthly surveys inform users’ learning needs and preferences thus allowing for timely updates of Shule Direct platforms.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||3,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Kenya|
|Recruit||2 Group Management, 4 Senior Management, 8 Junior Management, 5 Entry Level|
|New Feature||Creating Multimedia content to enable young learners comprehend complex Science concepts; and Improving the existing online Teachers' Resource Center with relevant tools and resources for teachers; also work with the Tanzania Institute of Education to re-design a curriculum for In-Service Professional Development training for teachers. Building Ndoto App, a mobile application that will provide entrepreneurship learning content for aspiring young women entrepreneurs and also provide a market place for the women entrepreneurs to market their products and services.|
The success of Shule Direct is a result of its motivated and accomplished team. Faraja Nyalandu, the Founder of Shule Direct, has allowed her personal experience with alternative education to be a driving force in the development of Shule Direct. The success of Shule Direct has given its team the essential capabilities to disseminate education through online and offline platforms, as well as be responsive to feedback and update the platform concurrently with the needs of the users.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN