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Its an nice idea, is there a scope to get a valuable certificate that can be used for 10th,11th and 12th and in colleges ? How are you dealing with school pass certificate ? ultimately we need it for higher education. Is there a way to get a certificate by having a tie up with the educational board or with GED ? You can refer this idea for details and another point we need quality education so probably you can use the technology like skype to train the teachers and students, you can refer this idea and take a look of the links by logging into UNHCR educating girls, there are some valuable comments from UNHCR volunteers and innovation labs which may be useful for this idea in order to expand it to next level.

My suggestion is, if we can develop an international course, along with an internationally recognizable certificate, it will be gr8, probably if you/Unicef & Unhcr can work with educational institute for such an program it will be good. E-limu is an e-learning company that works in Kenya, according to their research it seems children have shown good results with e-learning, if we can combine all the org that develop e-learning course and if GED like org approves it, it makes a difference in these students life.

When you say about video based programs, now a days we need to ensure the security of the children as well, child abuse has increased, this has been a major problem for dropouts from school apart from poverty
probably you can add an additional program on this and cyber secure you can refer and if you find anything useful use it.

Please give your suggestions on how to improve this idea for encouraging more children to attend the school.

All the best!



Venkatesh commented on The Ideas Box (updated 30/6/15)


I have heard about this idea, when i participated in educating girls competition, just a suggestion at some refugee camps esp girls has to do their house hold works, so they get less time to for education, probably if we can have a moving van that serves as an library it would be helpful, along with idea box. More over we can have a tie up with some mobile companies, to use a recycle mobiles so we can have more no of devices what i have understood is the basic requirement is a pdf reader and a media player, the vans can also serves as an service point where students can browse the internet and recharge the devices. Additionally we can have the materials in e-form so we can just change the memory card you can have look at this idea and can discuss it with the UNHCR innovation team this idea got a lot of appreciation from them, if you can login in to the UNHCR innocation site you can check the discussion, it will be very useful to expand this concept


Main challenges in ELearning
1)No of devices to student ratio : Make a collaboration with mobile companies, do a mobile recycle event where people may contribute for the cause and these mobiles can be distributed to more children with a preloaded course materials. Media player and Pdf readers are required.
2)No of teachers to student ratio : Use National social credit scheme, where interested students will be shortlisted by schools and colleges who can take sessions through skype. Then form the teachers from the group.
3)Network challenges : we can address this only by having offline content, alternatively E-Bus can have preloaded contents in the memory card that can be used in the mobile phones.
4)Time for education : make it as a self learning process
5)School Buildings:e-Bus can be the alternative, where lib etc can be created along with a staff. through skype students can get their clarification cleared.
6)Curriculum : major challenge is the curriculum, some countries like kenya has digital content, but not all so please try to have a tie up with org like GED, so that a standard curriculum gets established so that e-learning is not just for knowledge, an equivalent school degree certificated is provided, which helps the student in career.