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call 0800 - AULAS

An educational tool for kids and teens who live in remote places or in poverty conditions.

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In Peru, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI), only 3.7 out of every 100 rural households have "access to the Internet", while in the urban areas it reaches 35.7% (without considering Lima). In the capital, the figure almost doubles to 61.8% (first quarter of 2019). The same situation is repeated in other countries of the region such as Ecuador and Colombia, and even on the other side of the globe, in India, the percentage of households with Internet access is 23.8% (NSSO), with rural availability of 14.9% and urban availability of 42%. 

The difference between rural and urban in Peru is abysmal, but nevertheless it is drastically reduced when we talk about mobile phone ownership, here the rural area registered 79.6% in 2018 (INEI), the urban area 93.5% and Lima 94.2%. 


This gap has become even more significant this year because of the coronavirus and the emergency shutdown, classes have been cancelled throughout the country and may not be restarted until next year. So public schools and the government have relied on alternative media to help them maintain education, they have set up a website with educational material  (documents, videos, among other things), as well as programs on TV and radio nationwide.


PROBLEM

Students (6 to 17 years old) living in rural areas often have limited access to the Internet, therefore they have very limited access to adequate resources to continue their education. They cannot access additional materials on the web platform, and if they did not manage to listen to the program at the time of its broadcast (TV or radio), they have no way of doing it again or to accessing a history of these broadcasts.


IDEA

Implement a repository of educational content in audio format, accessible via free call at the national level. 

Usability is key for children and teenagers to be able to access on their own. Navigation will allow them to find the content according to their grade, subject, and class. The content of the audios must be adapted to short and friendly formats. 


Examples

0800 AULA1 (primary school) or 0800 AULA2 (secondary school)

OPTION 1 - 1st grade

OPTION 2 - 2nd grade

then

OPTION 1 - biology

OPTION 2 - language


Through this tool, multiple choice questions can be included, in this case, students would answer through the keyboard of their mobile phones. 

This service must be promoted by the government to guarantee free access to it.

There is an opportunity for private schools to collaborate by providing content that they have already prepared.



What is the need are you focusing on?

Access to adequate educational resources for students who usually attend public schools, especially in rural areas. This initiative is useful during the lockdown period, and can even be continued after it.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Because of the coronavirus and the emergency shutdown, classes have been cancelled throughout the country and may not be restarted until next year. We are focusing on providing access to adequate educational resources for students who usually attend public schools, especially in rural areas with limited access to the internet. Implement a repository with educational content in audio format, accessible via free call at the national level. Usability is key for children and teenagers to be able to access on their own. This is important because, for instance, children of farmers will be home by themselves, as the agriculture sector is excluded from lockdown. This will help students (6 to 17 years old) living in rural areas, allowing them to access supportive educational content so that they continue to learn despite the lockdown.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Maybe-with additional support

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

This will help students (6 to 17 years old) living in rural areas who have limited access to the Internet, allowing them to access supportive educational content so that they continue to learn despite the lockdown. This initiative is replicable in other countries with similar context, the potential impact is global.

What is the name of your business or organization?

B.yond

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Strategic Consultancy, we are a global team working from different parts of the world, we collaborate with small and medium enterprises with an aim to democratize innovation

What is your profession?

Marketing

Where are you located (country)?

Peru

Where are you located (region)?

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Business/Consulting

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Financial assistance to develop the platform and support from the education sector to provide content. Also, help to achieve reach and awareness

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

The development of the content To achieve a massive reach in these remote access areas.

Website URL

https://waybyond.com/

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Team

Loved the call 0800 AULAS! That idea could complement the expansion of our idea 1 Million Wifi Zones for Million Students to areas where the wifi doesn't cover.

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Photo of David Vilchez Elías
Team

Hi Claudia Akel 
Exactly, both ideas work well together! Let us know if we can help