Winning Projects 2012: Education for All!

  • Winner

    Creating SMILES - building the Nation (SMILES)

    SMILES is a youth initiative using engineering and technology in an environmentally friendly way for the development of online education, the creation of infrastructure, as well as improved health and job opportunities in the rural villages of Nepal. SMILES uses green energy for electrifying rural villages in Nepal in a reliable, health-sustaining and affordable way, aiming to connect local schools to the global communication nexus via wireless communication technology. Computerized education gives villagers in remote areas the opportunity to increase their literacy and overall knowledge. It...
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    Radijojo World Children's Radio & Media Network

    Radijojo World Children’s Radio & Media Network is a non-profit organisation dedicated to media based global learning, cultural exchange, inclusion, youth empowerment and children’s rights. We connect children and youth of all ages, cultures and social contexts in more than 100 countries. Connecting with a peer is the best way to make issues like fair trade, child labour or climate change concrete for children in workshops, as well as for young listeners and users of our content. All our content is designed as a free educational resource, is made by children for children and can be...
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    Fünda

    Funda is an online program that puts together educational resources for students and teachers in South Africa. Students often struggle to take charge of their educational journey, finding it difficult to manage their resources, especially when content is not specific to the curriculum used in their school system. By aggregating local content from publishers, schools, teachers, universities and online resource portals, Funda gets relevant personalised content to students and teachers, who access it through their phones, iPads or laptops in a format that is best suited to them, whether it be...
  • Runner-Up

    GloballyEducated

    GloballyEducated is an open Educational Resource platform providing free access to educational resources and courses developed by local subject-matter experts. It is a mobile and web-based platform that allows students in Africa a continuous access to organized and localized videos, eBooks, presentations and journals that will help them get access to quality education. The materials are organized to help students get primary, secondary and distance learning educational opportunities. Students have the ability to connect with other students and teachers/content-developers working from...
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    LEBTOP (Learning English By Talking On Phone)

    English is now the most widely used language in the world. People in countries whose native language is not English find it hard to talk in English. Many people who are learning English, want an English talking partner to practice, give guidance, correct them, etc…  Poor people in Non-English speaking nations are the most affected, as they do not have proper education, TV sets, Laptop, smart phones or newspapers. But nowadays almost everyone owns a basic cell phone to call someone. As the rural people and the poor, have only a cell phone to connect with someone else, LEBTOP is a system...