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Ricky commented on Edu+ Alternatives

Hi Chioma,
Thank you very much for the questions. Edu+ Alternatives is about raising money to help low income communities get education. We have seed centers as beneficiaries and nerve centers as points for fundraising. So our mandate is to raise funds mainly in medium income communities to finance education for the displaced and disadvantaged communities (refugees included). As a socio enterprise our partners and funding agencies alike agrees to a charter that ensures funds raised are used for the intended purpose.

We just started giving tablets under the Edu+ Challenge and we are on track.

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Ricky commented on Edu+ Alternatives

Les Lamotte, Edu+ Alternatives works in schools, colleges and universities to raise funds. Sudan is a different story and the situation is clear, but we have refugees from Sudan in Zambia and other countries that need education. Many other countries host refugees and other displaced people. Edu+ Alternatives is pioneering the model in Zambia and Malawi. In these two countries the feedback is overwhelming. Nevertheless our model does not stop us to raise funds from any other country within Africa to support refugees in need in Sudan, Ethiopia, Angola, DRC, Central Africa Republic etc.

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Ricky commented on Edu+ Alternatives

Actually Edu+ Alternatives addresses four interventions under this challenge:
1. Supporting Teaching & Learning: funds raised we can meet teaching needs of the teachers in our seed centers (refugee camps)
2. Vocational Training & Entrepreneurship: Scholarships through our fund
3. Informal Knowledge Exchange: the Regional Edu+ Expo is an event that is excellent for informal knowledge exchange
5. Transforming School Environments: this I have elaborated in the Edu+ Alternative Idea concept