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WhatsApp classroom

An instance whereby

Photo of Opeyemi Ojo
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I am a.....

  • Parent/Caregiver

Tell us about your idea

Learning through the WhatsApp app is easier, cheaper and more accessible, not every parent or student can easily access zoom, Microsoft or another webinar enabling app for virtual learning, moreso you have to have a 'good gadget' to access this other apps, how about the vulnerable ones? But you don't have to spend much to have a WhatsApp enabling app phone.

Even the most vulnerable kids can enjoy remote learning through this app without having to spend heavily on data, with voice notes, pictorial video and directives to materials made available offline and assessments, learning this period and beyond is at ease and cheap.

Not only that, mobile friendly offline apps for various subjects can be made available where students and parents can fall back to in aiding their learning for better understanding.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

The conventional four walls of classroom where it's just theories and no room for practicals especially in this part of the world Nigeria, that's is why virtual learning seems to be more difficult for the vulnerable. Learning should be both ways so the adaptation can be easier.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I am the CEO of Crystalkidprenuer and Crystal varieties home, I provide essential services to mother and child on daily basis, a serial enterprenuer. A YALI RLC Alumni and Enterprise development center Alumni. Am married with two kids.

Am inspired by idea because no parents or kids deserves to be left out in continuous learning because they can't afford the means to be involved in actual virtual learning.

What region are you located in?

  • Western Africa

Where are you located?

My location is a semi urban community, located in kaduna state, Nigeria.We have many public school that is mostly is filled with vulnerable kids.


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Photo of Peter Worth

Opeyemi Ojo thank you for sharing this idea. Your approach of using an app that is already widely in use really resonates with me—it meets families where they are. I am interested to hear more about what a lesson or day of teaching enhanced with WhatsApp would look like. Have you thought about what types of projects or instruction would work best? How might you try a small test? Thank you!

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