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Uhakika Innovations

we provide internet connection,laptop and computers in training places and ensure access of information technology skills to young girls

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

Many young girls in refugees and host communities in Kigoma are face problem of lack of code skills, lack of computers and internet access due to poor access to electricity in their training places such as schools and colleges. This problem hinders the young girls in schools to advancing in the modern world and becoming a global presence. It is absolutely necessary for the young girls in schools to have computers and access to internet in order to become more employable and educated. Young girls in refugees in Kigoma have low literacy rates of 76.4%. They value education, but they are held back severely by their inability to connect to the internet. Young girls Graduates in refugee camps and in host communities suffer from high unemployment, which is aggravated by the inability of the refugees and host communities to access the internet, as they are thus prevented from acquiring many skills and pursuing many jobs. Using internet cafes, young girls and graduates in refugees and host communities can broaden their education and learn to use computers greatly increasing their employability. For this to occur it is essential to constructing solar-powered internet stations which will provide a solution to all of these challenges through affordable internet connection. We will also runs immersive coding boot camps for young girls to teach them market-relevant skills to help them enter the rapidly growing technology industry. Through this project the 200 girls, aged between 12 and 18, will be supported by female mentors - Through building connections between the girls and women already working in the technology industry, the project hopes to inspire and encourage more women, who may not have considered a career in technology, to continue into the industry. The coding projects developed by the girls as part of this initiative will be showcased in an open-source.

Geography of focus (500 characters)

our project will be focus in Kigoma region in Tanzania-East Africa.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

1.Increase code skills to young girls in refugees and host communities .2 Internet Accessibility: customers use the internet for 18 hours a day. 3.Internet Cafes will be open from 7 am to 1 pm. 2. Affordable Internet Access: Computer usage will be offered at $0.30 per hour. At this rate, it is lower than almost every other internet cafe in the world. 3 High Speed Access: Kigoma refugees currently experience 520 kbps access while the internet cafe will provide 5-25 mbps. 4 Customer Relationsh

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

There is incredible need of code skill to young girls in refugees and host communities.Also there is credible need for faster internet access for kigoma refugees and their host communities. Their preferred method of communication is currently through social media. To connect to social media, they do not use laptops, but rather mobile phones. These mobile phones are supposedly connected to a 3G network, but only offer connection speeds of 520 kbps. Proper internet connections in this internet cafe will be able to provide connection speeds of 25 mbps, nearly 50 times faster. It will also allow the refugees and host communities to connect using laptops rather than mobile phones, making the connectivity experience much more enjoyable and enriching.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

Having affordable access to the internet would be of great value to the community. They will be able to improve their code literacy and also take advantage of the limitless breadth of knowledge available through the internet. With working knowledge of computers and increased education, the public will become much more employable and more importantly will hopefully work together to create their own business opportunities, solving a major problem in areas of Kigoma refugee concentrations. There is great value in having a location for people to meet and share ideas and success starting small-business innovation groups. Having a solar-powered meeting location with internet access will greatly increase the flow of ideas and benefit the community as a whole.

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

Uhakika innovation was created by teacher Innocent temba. In his work, he saw young girls in schools struggle to code skills, find internet to meet the need for education to pass their exams. Innocent saw opportunity at the intersection of these social problems and thus uhakika innovation was born.

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

1code skills will be improved 1. Internet Accessibility: Customers are able to use the internet for 18 hours a day. Internet Cafes will be open from 7 am to 1 pm. 2.Affordable Internet Access: Computer usage will be offered at $0.30 per hour. At this rate, it is lower than almost every other internet cafe in the world. This includes internet cafes in developing countries that are heavily subsidized by the government. Those with their own wifi enabled devices can use their device in the lounge for $2.50 per month. Comparatively, internet for a household costs hundreds of dollars per year in India. 3. High Speed Access: Kigoma refugees currently experience 520 kbps access while the internet cafe will provide 5-25 mbps. In the United States, average speeds range between 5-10 mbps. 4.Customer Relationships ,An employee will be tasked with helping people who are having difficulties using their computer. Computer classes will also be available, providing an even deeper customer relations

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

1.Initial Costs,The costliest aspect of starting this business will be the costs of the property and building. 2.Electricity Connectivity, Kigoma refugees have difficulty receiving electricity,we will use solar powered to get electricity for internet. 3.Working Capital, This business model calls for very limited work. Our business model removing dependence on unreliable electricity providers through the use of solar power and by offering service in more remote areas. The traditional internet cafe in Kigoma is divided into cubicles where the people are separated from each other and the environment is one where people come in solely to get complete some necessary task and leave. These cafes will have a very different environment. They will have an open layout with large tables and tea will be served for people who want to collaborate or socialize. Hopefully, this environment can also act as a place to meet people with similar interests who can hopefully work together to learn and

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

Key Partners 1. Internet Providers: Tanzania has many internet service providers most of whom are regional. Once a location for the cafe is established, we can talk to providers that operate in that area to work out an internet plan for that location. One type of plan that might prove useful is a wireless-to-building plan, designed for providing internet in remote locations. Paying for internet by gigabyte will also be preferred. These plans tend to offer the highest speeds and since, users will not be downloading large amounts of data, will be most cost effective. Additionally, many of the world’s largest corporations, like Google and Facebook, have projects to provide internet to those in areas without it. 2. Utility Providers: An electricity provider is not necessary. However, this location will still need water for the bathroom and the kitchen Hardware Providers: Google just recently launched new chromebooks.

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Arriving and settling at a destination community

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Technology-enabled: Existing approach is more effective or scalable with the addition of technology

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Prototype: We have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

Group or Organization Name

UHAKIKA Innovations

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

Our organization is focused on YOUNG GIRLS in refugee and host communities in sustainable internet access. We understand the challenges and are considerate with the electricity circumstances. As an organization, we provide a young and spirited team that takes on challenges of nowadays and is not afraid to be bold and take risks. Further, we are supported by expert professionals in our advisory board in all relevant areas of businesses. We will have a deep reach in the target community through solar powered internet stations

Website URL:

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Type of submitter

  • We are a registered Non-Profit Organization

Organization Headquarters: Country

Tanzania

Organization Headquarters: City / State

Dar es salaam

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