E-Nexus is a platform that will allow Education Providers to reach more children in a more efficient way. The content of the courses*, assessing the knowledge level of students and tailor the content to address their specific needs will be the responsibility of the EPs. For children and youth that cannot keep up with the courses, E-Nexus will facilitate the communication between students and the EPs by enabling different solutions such as email, chat rooms, and forums. Psychological and psychosocial needs can be addressed through blended learning methods. E-Nexus can only be used to a certain extent. Digital courses cannot replace the necessity of face-to-face interaction. There is extensive evidence on how breathing techniques, psychologic first aids, yoga and other practices are positive coping mechanisms. These supports cannot be done just using a digital platform.
In addition to measurement of safeguarding contents through verified EDs, E-Nexus will have a policy of duty of care and child safeguarding towards the end- users that will be mandatory for all organizations and institution engaged in its use. The platform will comply with all security standards in the sector in term of privacy, data storage, and users’ information. Furthermore, learners with access the platform will receive guidance about safety and security of their information. This will include information about sexual harassment, scams and any other potential risks using digital technology.
It is in our interest to have interactions and collaboration with other organizations that can leverage the impact of E-Nexus intervention. We will be looking forward to collaborating with BRCK to find solutions for Network infrastructure barriers, Khan Academy, Kolibri, and Libraries Without Border for development of courses and expansion of services and Translators Without Borders for widening language spectrum, to name the few. __________________ *Is necessary to stress that all courses must be compliant with the vision and framework of INEE Minimum Standers- Convention of Rights of the Child and Humanitarian principles.
You ask very interesting questions and I would like to thank you for that. When it comes to content, we believe E-Nexus should stay neutral and not responsible for produced contents to be able to support and provide quality services to its community of learners and Education Providers. For that matter our approach is to work with legal entities rather than individuals. Organizations that are committed to Convention of the Rights of the Child ( CRC), Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and Humanitarian Principles will have our approval to become Education Providers. We also have a solution for small NGOs or communities. They can register with us as Education Providers and ask for reference from approved Organizations. When they get endorsed and verified by them, they will have their courses published. This way even individuals can bring their valuable life lessons to our platform while we ensure their courses does not pose any harm to the learner community.
Hi Rasal Lia , Thanks for your interest in the idea and sharing your field experience with us. As you pointed out one of the many reasons that children skip school is Forced Child Labour. That means even if schooling is accessible, these children have to work during school hours, and consequently they cannot attend the school. Organizing courses for these children to attend after work is not easy. However, this is one of the areas where E-Nexus will have a significant positive impact by providing around the clock access to courses which give the students all the flexibility they need to study at their own pace.