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Home Schooling Program: Eradicating Daily Stress in acquiring qualitative and functional education.

To provide enriched home based school program that enhance creative, leadership and entrepreneurial skills along with core skills

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Parents and children lose their peace and prosperity in their quest for qualitative education. They experience stress regularly in their quest for qualitative education due to financial constraint and/or proximity of quality schools. We will provide Quality Learning Management System filled with World-Class Educational Program and teaching aids in line with national and international curriculum to develop children innate skills and abilities. Parents Can Operate A Unit of this School from your Home. What We offer children within age 5 to 16: + Compacting of curriculum content + Enrichment and extension in all curriculum areas +Differentiating curriculum +Mentoring and tutoring +Diagnostic testing +Counselling for emotional and social needs +Qualified School Counsellor (Psychologist).

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Children within age 5 to 16 whose parents are interested in cost effective, convenient and qualitative education.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

We seeks to enhance development of creative, leadership and entrepreneurial skills among our students at affordable price. in qualitative form and at Convenient place. We will make us of learning management system that are interactive and mobile friendly.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.
  • Prototype: I have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Gladstar Gifted and Talented School is an educational institution committed to education for sustainable development and seek to give functional and qualitative education to our students. www.gladstar.sch.ng

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered social enterprise.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

I have seen frustrated parents lamenting about the daily stress that they pass through in order to give qualitative education to their wards which is due to proximity of quality schools and/or financial constraints.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Qualitative education has been associated with daily stress experienced by parents and/or children and this is the narrative that we are attempting to change.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Parents. Learning management platform provider, Facilitators, affiliate marketers, Educational regulations agencies.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

Lagos is the fourth largest economy in Africa. The largest commercial city in sub-sahara Africa and the most populated state in Nigeria with growing youthful populace. The North Eastern Nigeria comprising of Borno, Adamawa, Gombe. Yobe and Bauchi are the most populated region in Nigeria and most of our agriculturally produces are from this region.

Geographic Focus

Lagos and North Eastern Nigeria

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

36 months

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No
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Team (9)

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Adisa Adeniyi

Role added on team:

"Life Skills Facilitator and North-East Nigeria coordinator"

Maira's profile
Maira Khan

Role added on team:

"Craft facilitator"

Segun's profile
Segun Abiri

Role added on team:

"Language and skill acquisition facilitator"

William's profile
William Otuck

Role added on team:

"Music Facilitator"

Joseph's profile
Ahmed's profile
Ahmed Alaa

Role added on team:

"Media and Publicity Adviser"

igboa's profile
igboa

Role added on team:

"Skill Acquisition Facilitator"

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Liz's profile
Liz Taylor-Kerr

Role added on team:

"Financial Education Facilitator"

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Team

Great idea! I’m putting together a program to teach kids about money and how it affects their everyday life (and we are looking at rolling out a home school on curriculum) so if you wanted me to adapt something that might be appropriate for you let me know! https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/access-to-financial-education-for-all-school-children

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Team

Thanks. You are a like-minded fellow to me. I am looking forward to work with you.

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Team

As a child psychologist, I really like your idea of promoting early child development. BabyNoggin helps screen for potential delays in kids under age 8. Here’s our submission: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/universal-screening-and-universal-intervention-for-every-child We would love to partner in someway, please email us at info@babynoggin.com.

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Team

I appreciated your outreach and innovation. It is indeed worthwhile. I will like to make your app an integral part of our Learning Management System because it is in line with one of our critical goal. We will also love to have you as one of our core team partner. We will discuss more details via email later.

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Team

Great. would love to learn more and help kids together. Chat soon!

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Joseph,

I am happy to serve on your 'Team'. Your project focuses on several aspects of need that my project idea - 'Read To Me Now' https://paulwennis.me/2I62BHB - could help you address directly.

For example, you state that:

"Parents and children experience stress regularly in their quest for qualitative education due to financial constraint and/or proximity of quality schools."

My suggestion to you would be that having teachers and/or parents reading-aloud books and stories to children in the age ranges you are targeting would be cost effective and also provide a high quality component of reading skills development, listening skills development and social skills development.

Current reading curriculum materials and common educational practices quite often turn children into reluctant readers - as opposed to happy, joyful readers. If you remember, early peoples in your country (before there were radios, televisions, the Internet or social media channels) only had their tribal or community storytellers to rely on for the continuation of cultural practices and the spread of knowledge.

In many ways that's exactly what reading-aloud a book is all about. It allows for children to utilize their imaginations more directly and by listening to stories of various types being read-aloud to them - children build up their vocabularies, word lists and cognitive skills that eventually make it much easier to 'teach' them how to read as they grow older and are more able to focus on letters, alphabets, word patterns, sentence structures and the like.

And, all of these things and these ways of reading-aloud each and every day can be written up, organized and taught to children and adults so that they will understand just how powerful, effective, and yes, affordable, reading-aloud practices can be for themselves and their society, as well.

Reading-aloud is not the only thing that needs to happen in order for children and adults to be able to learn how to read. Yet, it is one component of practice that should be done every day within a classroom setting to instill in children a love of reading and to appreciate the pleasure of reading, as well as listening.

When children have adult role models reading to them - they naturally identify with the practice of reading and the acceptance of the fact that reading is a valuable and necessary skill for them to master.

If one is not able to read fluently - it is difficult for a person to advance within modern day society.

Bringing back the joy of reading is important for us all to work on as a world culture.

Besides making one feel good, happy, secure and peaceful - reading-aloud provides children with valuable tools and skills that make their ability to eventually learn how to read on their own that much more likely to happen during their process of being educated.

I look forward to continued conversations with you on these topics as they relate to your 'Home Schooling Program' project idea.

Thanks for the opportunity to share these ideas with you and your 'Team'.

- Paul Ennis

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Team

Nice to hear from you. You are a reading specialist that I am proud to have as part of the team. I look forward to working with you.