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Title of Innovation: EduClick

 

Year of implementation: N/A

Website: www.educlick.africa

 

Implemented by: EduClick

Country/Countries where the Innovation is being implemented: Cameroun, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

Problem being solved

At EduClick, we find it inacceptable that youths and children are forced to drop out of school due to armed conflicts. Since the advent of the attacks of the Boko Haram sect posed on the Central African Region, Cameroon has been home to over 30 thousand refugees. Given the advent of the Anglophone crisis two years ago, Cameroon has seen over 300 thousand people displaced. It is worth noting that these conflicts target schools as some schools are burnt, others shut down. On the field, we have several NGOs and specialised UN bodies offering food, shelter and basic health facilities but nothing is done about Education and these children stay out of school and uneducated.

Description of innovation

EduClick's mission is to develop alternative learning methods for these children who cannot attend formal education. Our team made up of Cameroon's highest rated programmer and certified project Manager have partnered with teachers to propose a hybrid solution to this problem. Physical presence is used on one hand while technology is used on the other hand. Considering the fact that 2 out of every target family owns a mobile phone, and considering the fact that only 1 out of every 20 family has access to the internet, we're developing a product accessible with or without the internet.

Outcomes and Impact

Over 5000 people have gained new skills through www.educlick.africa. Since the lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, our platform has over 3000 active users monthly.

We've also launched online revision through WhatsApp and www.educlick.africa, so far, we have over 900 active subscriptions just within 3 days.

Potential to be scaled and replicated

Our project relies very much on information technology as well as technological innovations. Our team understands the project, possess the necessary skills to implement the project and our solution is scalable to any other African country and that's why we plan to target the 20 million refugees found across Africa in the next 10 years.