Hi there, I’m the founder of KUBO. Our nonprofit helps schools to integrate ICT sustainably. With a focus on those who need it most.
In 2017 I interned at The Swallow, an acclaimed Centre for Emancipating Education in The Gambia. As a Howest BA student in Applied Informatics, I was astonished by the amount of administration which still had to be processed by hand. A task that could be so easily automated.
So I set out to explore how tech could help to free the priceless time of the teachers & the other staff.
Through first-hand experience and by reading through research, I became familiar with the variety of barriers schools are facing when implementing technology: unstable electricity, unstable internet, slow or infected devices, insufficient ICT knowledge, no consistent back-ups of critical data…
We mapped KA Lite content to the Gambian Math Curriculum to facilitate the integration of the KA Lite platform. The first results look promising.
From February through June 2017, I interned at The Swallow, a nursery and primary school in Manjai Kunda, The Gambia. The center was founded in 2002 with the mission of being a meeting place for research on an integrated school method. It is independently funded and serves 200+ students with education and all meals provided free of cost.
During my internship, they gave me the freedom to experiment with the integration of an Information Technology (IT) platform, KUBO. I decided to build a school platform to manage the general administration on a Raspberry Pi 3. It’s cheap, it’s low-energy, it has no moving parts and it can act as a WiFi hotspot. I thought Open Educational Resources would be a great addition and stumbled upon the RACHEL server. …