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Teach Her Forward

Nurturing Arewa girls through the development of a teaching platform. One that uses an open ended interface to teach essential early childhood development skills with the support of international organizations. The platform aims to be a sustained feedback loop in which the users become the creators of their own content and curriculum. Changing, manipulating, adapting, and sharing their developments to create a self-supporting community. Each module is designed to help develop specific skills critical in enabling children to thrive. As was quickly illustrated here with our prototypes, we created 4 modules focused on motor and auditory development, introductions to role playing and mentorship, and creative thinking and spatial awareness.

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The teaching platform is designed in a way that uses an open ended interface to teach essential early childhood development skills with the support of international organizations.  The platform aims to be a sustained feedback loop in which the users become the creators of their own content and curriculum.  Changing, manipulating, adapting, and sharing their developments to create a self-supporting community.  Each module is designed to help develop specific skills critical in enabling children to thrive.

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

Designed for the Arewa girl and the parents located in Northern Nigeria.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

Used the designed paper prototype with local girls from different ages. Understand their needs and quickly adapt the prototype with materials based on immediate responses observed during the course of the research.

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

Need feedback from the OpenIDEO community and a psychology expert to modify the teaching platform idea ensuring efficient learning is achieved.

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • This idea is meant to inspire. I hope someone else takes it on!

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Loving your visualisation here! We'd love to hear more specifics on your idea – what kinds of skills would you teach and can you tell us more about the modules? Check out more tools on our Ideas phase as you develop your idea here: http://ideo.pn/0to5-ideas-tools Looking forward to seeing more of you on OpenIDEO...