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Remotely teaching and motivating National Exam Candidates in Tanzania primary and secondary schools during the COVID-19 school shutdown.

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In Tanzania, as in many other countries in the World schools and even physical tuition centres have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, students have a tend to forget what they have learnt in class during this similar break. This program intends to support  (i.e. teach and motivate) national examination candidates during this period through a web-based and mobile app learning system on parents' devices.

With many parents owning smart devices nowadays in Tanzania and in other countries, we believe that a good number of students will be able to access our service and be the helpers to the rest of students in the class after the opening of schools. 

The system will register and employ competent teachers who are also currently at home, and share the well prepared notes for students. It will also include the live and recorded Questions and Answers, as well as Students Discussion sessions. 

What is the need are you focusing on?

Filling the learning gap - or learning consistency for students who are expecting to sit for national exams soon or later this year.

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

DHL Services - In Tanzania, DHL have now introduced their own flights to continue serving their customers (i.e. shipping parcels) after other flights having cancelled their routes from/to Tanzania. This ensures that at least food and medicines will still be made available everywhere during this demanding period.

What is your profession?

Sadam Matsawili - Economist and Statistician (Researcher), Mahad Rwebangira - Telecom Engineer and Software Developer

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Eastern Africa

Which industry do you work in?

  • Education

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your submission? Are you participating in these efforts?



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Welcome to the challenge Sadam Matsawili . It is exciting to learn about your idea, especially applying technology. Could you share what the progress has been so far?

Since you are suggesting a new idea that might benefit from more feedback, would it be possible for you to re-submit the under the ideas section: for considering for the challenge prize with other ideas? Let us know if you have additional questions. Here is more about the prize:

Photo of Sadam Matsawili

Thank you Isaac Jumba We have already submitted this inspiration to the Ideation Phase. And we are posting more updates over there.