We hope to provide access to tele-learning with a new, impact-oriented, and tangible app that can be created within a 1 month time frame!
What is the need are you focusing on?
Similar to many countries around the world, South Africa’s COVID19 response called for a complete national lockdown. Since March 27th, access to education became limited for those learners who are on the lesser-privileged portion of the digital divide. According to a 2012 UNICEF report, “South African adolescents and youth are the first adopters of mobile technology, with 72 percent of 15 to 24-year olds “having a cell phone.” Since this information is dated, we can surmise that South African youth who have their own phone or access to a phone (even if it is a family members’) have possibly increased. Inkululeko seeks to harness this for those who do not have access to data (which can be incredibly expensive). So, the need is accessibility to education - how can we alleviate the stress of learners who do not have access to tele-education while under the impact of COVID-19 policies such as South Africa’s national lockdown and social distancing?