Gift education this Giving Tuesday.
In many refugee settlements in Uganda, education is challenging. A lack of textbooks, lighting, teachers, elecricity, and space deny children their right to a quality education.
This Giving Tuesday, join Simbi Foundation’s campaign to raise $13,000 USD to provide projectors, headphones, an offline library of content, literacy software, and more to a school community in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Uganda. This technology will fill our next Brightbox solar-powered classroom, bringing access to quality education for another 6,000 refugee students in 2023.
Why is your help needed this Giving Tuesday?
In refugee settlements in Uganda, access to quality education is extremely challenging for students. Hover over the images to learn more.
Lack of textbooks
Primary schools in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Uganda, see an average of 8 elementary school students sharing 1 textbook.
Lack of teachers
Refugee-hosting schools in Uganda have a shortage of teachers, with an average of 85 students relying on 1 teacher, overstretching teachers and making learning harder.
Lack of electricity
Many schools have no power supply, meaning no lighting, no computers, no projectors, or any other fundamental technological learning tools.
Lack of space
Schools are overcrowded, with insufficient learning space, resulting in many children missing out entirely on education.
Lack of internet
The internet is full of incredible learning resources. With no internet infrastructure at many schools, teachers and students cannot experience the wealthof online materials.
Education Technology can transform learning spaces.
By supporting our Giving Tuesday campaign, here’s what you’ll be filling the next BrightBox classroom with:
16 Chromebook laptops will provide students with a gateway to digitally enhance their education in a way not previously possible.
32 headphones enable students to engage independently with interactive study materials, books, and educational videos provided with the BrightBox.
Projectors transform classroom spaces. From 8 students sharing 1 textbook, projectors enable all students in a classroom to see learning materials simultaneously.
300GB Learning Materials
Simbi Learn Cloud software, hosted on a mini-pc server, provides access to 300GB of digital, supplementary learning materials and Simbi literacy software.
Offline Connectivity System
A wifi router, wifi booster, and mini computer server creates an offline connectivity system which provides access to Simbi Learn Cloud resources over a 2.5km radius.
Learn more about BrightBox.
The BrightBox is a solar-powered classroom created from a repurposed shipping container and stocked with laptops, digital learning aids, and quality educational tools. Strategically installed within the ground of an existing school, BrightBox classrooms have the capacity to support up to 6,000 learners per week.
About Giving Tuesday.
On November 29th, individuals, organizations, and businesses around the world will participate in the world’s largest generosity movement, #GivingTuesday. On this day, everyone is encouraged to use the power of generosity to transform their communities. Everyone has something to give, and every act of generosity counts.
Learn more at: https://www.givingtuesday.ca/