Innovation

tagCARE

Project Location
Country: 
Bulgaria
City: 
Sofia
Organization
Organization Name: 
137 Secondary school
Organization Type: 
School
Website
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPwizP9f9sU
Project Type
Education up to 10 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
"We are Children who have Achievements with Responsibility to the Environment (CARE)." The students disposing of the latest technology,reach out to the Earth-a responsibility for its protection,a care to change the world and make the environment more cleaner.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
Planning is implemented in two parts: theoretical and practical. The theoretical preparation consists of: 1. A study to the needs and interests of the students - participants in the project and their motivation to work in it. 2. Concretization of the topics. 3. Preparation of the teachers - according to educational objectives of the topics with the help of OneNote and active online co-operation in SkyDrive. 4. Talks with the parents and obtaining of their support; 5 Technological and methodological provision of the project; 6. Development of each topic - stages, activities, products. A special place is given to the use of the latest technological innovations in education - KINECT, Microsoft Tag, Kodu, ENVISION. The working teams are formed at this stage. The students create informal working teams in formal and informal environment according to the specificity of the topics and the assigned activities. The activities and the products are planned in the practical part of the project. The planned topics are as follows: 1. Caring for the Earth - "The Earth - a part of the Solar System" 2. Caring for the Earth - endangered natural resource - water - "The Danube River" 3. Caring for our homeland - forests. "The Vitosha Mountain Natural Park" 4. Caring for the school - "The Merry Bins" 5. Caring for the school - "The Eco Spot in the schoolyard" 
How long has your project been running?
10/2011
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
The main purpose of the project is to create a responsible attitude towards the environment and awareness of the importance of the various natural resources to preserve the equilibrium of on the Earth. Meanwhile, the varied use of the most critical global innovative resources supports the development of the competencies of the 21st century. A special place is given to the use of the latest technological innovations in education - KINECT, Microsoft Tag, Kodu. KINECT Kinect is a system which was originally developed as a plug-game console. In the last year it began to be used in the field of education. The advantages of the system are that the classroom teaching is complemented by the exciting emotional and physical activity of students. The control is entirely in the hands (body) of the person who operates it - thus the responsibility of the conducted activities is being realized. Microsoft Tag With the help of Microsoft Tag some of the activities in the project are presented to students in an exciting way. They go out of the usual classroom and engage in a school adventure where, besides the learning tasks to the specific topics, a close and informal communication with their teachers is put into practice. KODU Kodu is software to develop games for children. Working with Kodu is fun for students. The easy and fast learning to work with, the friendly and close to children interface gives them self-confidence and stimulate creative thinking. The assigned task in the Kodu project - a development of an environmental game. Glogster The use of web 2.0 and 3.0 tools allows the moving out of the project to another environment - students work from their homes; create posters, banners and flyers. The teacher has the role of an administrator - they monitor, direct, encourage and evaluate the students' activities in http://edu.glogster.com/.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
The project has an environmental focus, but most of the activities involved are related to the expansion of knowledge on various subjects. The students learn more about the Solar system and the planets, the Earth, the alternation of the days and the nights as well as the seasons - the students make their presentations, modals of the Solar System. Through the inclusion in the various missions and through their presentation on the respective subjects by the teachers with the help of Microsoft tag, the students perform tasks of the areas as Mathematics, ICT, Geography, English language, Literature and History. Through the topics of the project and the way they are presented (before their mates, in the form of a poster, a presentation, a game, a glogster) the students develop some of the typical for critical thinking characteristics and elements: ○ An ability to read between the lines, seeing beneath the surface; ○ A logical argumentation as a manifestation of tolerance for others' opinions; ○ An ability to analyze their own thoughts from the standpoint of logic and the clarity of the expression; ○ A presentation of well-founded point of view.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
The students about 30-40 users. They go beyond the classroom. The engage themselves in different activities in the warm autumn days. During several trips to the nearby Vitosha Mountain they commented on its importance for the nearest city,a particular attention was being paid to the forests and their importance-for the preservation of the ecological balance-in a global and a local scale.  
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
08/2012
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
Our main idea is the management of innovation to become a permanent policy of the school. That's why after our participation at the forum in Washington and London, the school established a new position - Innovation Manager responsible for the overall vision of innovative education - seeking new technologies and testing new innovative solutions and management of their implementation. That manager presented the CARE project in Portugal which successfully combined KINEKT, KODU, Microsoft Tag and web 2.0 platforms (glogster). During the creation of this project the innovation manager organized the participation of many teachers, who in their turn prompted the students to understand the benefits of technology beyond the leisure time. Another major milestone for the realization of our ideas is sharing good and innovative teaching practices at regional, national and international level. In this way we are able to help our colleagues to avoid difficulties and unsuccessful attempts, help them with our experience. Our participation in the program so far has convinced us of the effectiveness of this model - by organizing forums, workshops, web meetings, we started to form a Council of innovation in education, which will be hosted by the Minister of Education, Youth and Science. Thus we believe we can help the new pathfinder schools and are highly motivated to do it.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
Another challenge deals with measuring of the effectiveness of innovative practices that are implemented in our school. Therefore, our main work in the coming years will be aimed at creating a system for testing and evaluating the effectiveness of innovation. There are difficulties associated with the issues of studying the skills of the 21st century we are aware of so far in testing, that is why together with colleagues from other schools we develop adapted versions.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
In the future we plan an increasing use of devices - tools that anyway in the hands of the young people. Their skillful use for educational purposes, to develop skills of the 21st century, is one of our challenges.

USING ICT TO INSPIRE AND EMPOWER RURAL CHILDREN

Project Location
Country: 
Ghana
City: 
ACCRA
Organization
Organization Name: 
CREATOR'S COMPUTER CLINIC
Organization Type: 
Private Institution
Website
softmathsgh.biz.ly
Project Type
Education from 19 to 29 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
USING ICT TO INSPIRE AND EMPOWER RURAL CHILDREN
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The main aim of the project is to make innovative use of technology (which has been the preserve of city dwellers) available to rural students at the Junior High School level at no cost to the students. We achieve this by collaborating with stakeholders (Ghana Education Service(GES), Members of Parliament, District Assemblies and Chiefs) to adequately empower students to discover and develop their potential, live productive lives and free themselves from the shackles of poverty (and indiscriminate sex) that has engulfed their community and write and pass the Basic education Certificate Examination (BECE) and obtain grades better than aggregate twenty (20). We set up electronic learning centre in the villages and furnish it with 10 computers, a multimedia projector and screen and a 5.5 hp petrol generator with electronic materials based on the GES approved syllabus. We deploy innovative technology-based strategies to teach (Mathematics, English, Science, ICT) and provide the students the opportunity to study at their own pace. We normally use one(1) day in a week for every project site whiles the regular teachers use four(4) days for instruction. The project’s impact has been enormous. In 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012, we carried out studies in the Ashanti Region, Central Region, Greater Accra Region, Eastern Region and Central Region of the Republic of Ghana to investigate the impact of this technology use. In one such study, it was discovered that three (3) out of every five (5) students opted for school instead of going to the farm or sea shore because of the innovative way they used to study. At Agona Duakwa District Assembly JHS, where we just ended one such pilot program, we discovered that this intervention has raised the confidence level of the students and inspired them. Out of a class of thirty-three (33) students, eighteen (18) students who were not very regular at school changed their truancy attitude and become committed to the classes. On an academic achievement scale of 1 to 10, 30% of the students moved from 5 to 9, 20% moved from 2 to 6, 40% moved from 2 to 5 in just four months. Our project is an example of outstanding educational practice in transforming education because it affords students the rear opportunity to explore and study at their own pace. The project inculcate in students the desire to fish for themselves and become life-long learners. It does not only fill the minds of students with theoretical facts but it also develops them.
How long has your project been running?
09/2006
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
GHANA’S DEVELOPMENTAL STRIDES IN ALL SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY ARE HIGHLY CONCENTRATED IN THE CITIES OR URBAN CENTERS. SCHOOLS IN CITIES ARE WELL RESOURCED WITH MODERN TEACHING AND LEARNING AIDS AND QUALITY TEACHERS. IN THE RURAL AREAS (VILLAGES), THE OPPOSITE IS EVIDENT. TRAINED TEACHERS REFUSE POSTINGS TO VILLAGES. EVEN THE FEW WHO RELUCTANTLY ACCEPT POSTINGS TO THE VILLAGES STAY AT THE NEAREST TOWN AND ATTEND TO THE “VILLAGE” STUDENTS WHEN THEY FEEL LIKE DOING SO. THIS PROJECT IS BRIDGING THE GAP. ONE INFORMED RESOURCE PERSON IS DOING THE WORK OF MORE THAN 6 "TRADITIONAL" TEACHERS. THROUGH THIS PROJECT STUDENTS DEVELOP THEIR CREATIVITY, DEVELOP THE SPIRIT OF PATRIOTISM AND MINIMIZE THE INCIDENT OF DRUG ADDICTION AND INDISCRIMINATE SEX WHICH OFTEN LEADS TO TEENAGE PREGNANCY. WE ARE GETTING MORE VILLAGE CHILDREN TO PURSUE EDUCATION, REFORM THEIR CHARACTER AND HELP DEVELOP THEIR COMMUNITIES. ONCE MORE VILLAGE CHILDREN GET EDUCATED, SOCIAL VICES REDUCE AND THE SOCIETY DEVELOPS.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
THE PROJECT’S IMPACT HAS BEEN ENORMOUS. IN 2006, 2007, 2009 AND 2012, WE CARRIED OUT STUDIES IN THE ASHANTI REGION, CENTRAL REGION, GREATER ACCRA REGION, EASTERN REGION AND CENTRAL REGION OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF THIS TECHNOLOGY USE. IN ONE SUCH STUDY, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THREE (3) OUT OF EVERY FIVE (5) STUDENTS OPTED FOR SCHOOL INSTEAD OF GOING TO THE FARM OR SEA SHORE BECAUSE OF THE INNOVATIVE WAY THEY USED TO STUDY. AT AGONA DUAKWA DISTRICT ASSEMBLY JHS, WHERE WE JUST ENDED ONE SUCH PILOT PROGRAM, WE DISCOVERED THAT THIS INTERVENTION HAS RAISED THE CONFIDENCE LEVEL OF THE STUDENTS AND INSPIRED THEM. OUT OF A CLASS OF THIRTY-THREE (33) STUDENTS, EIGHTEEN (18) STUDENTS WHO WERE NOT VERY REGULAR AT SCHOOL CHANGED THEIR TRUANCY ATTITUDE AND BECOME COMMITTED TO THE CLASSES. ON AN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCALE OF 1 TO 10, 30% OF THE STUDENTS MOVED FROM 5 TO 9, 20% MOVED FROM 2 TO 6, 40% MOVED FROM 2 TO 5 IN JUST FOUR MONTHS. OUR PROJECT IS AN EXAMPLE OF OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL PACTICE IN TRANSFORMING EDUCATION BECAUSE IT AFFORDS STUDENTS THE REAR OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE AND STUDY AT THEIR OWN PACE. THE PROJECT INCULCATE IN STUDENTS THE DESIRE TO FISH FOR THEMSELVES AND BECOME LIFE-LONG LEARNERS. IT DOES NOT ONLY FILL THE MINDS OF STUDENTS WITH THEORETICAL FACTS BUT IT ALSO DEVELOPES THEM. WE SET UP ELECTRONIC LEARNING CENTRE IN THE SELECTED VILLAGE AND FURNISH IT WITH 10 COMPUTERS, A MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR AND SCREEN AND A 5.5 HP PETROL GENERATOR WITH ELECTRONIC MATERIALS BASED ON THE GES APPROVED SYLLABUS. WE DEPLOY INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY-BASED STRATEGIES TO TEACH (MATHEMATICS, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, ICT) AND PROVIDE THE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY AT THEIR OWN PACE. WE NORMALLY USE ONE(1) DAY IN A WEEK FOR EVERY PROJECT SITE WHILES THE REGULAR TEACHERS USE FOUR(4) DAYS FOR INSTRUCTION.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
MORE THAN 3500 COPIES OF OUR SOFTWARE HAVE BEEN SOLD AND ARE BEING USED BY MORE THAN 250 SCHOOLS. USERS USE THE COMPUTER TO INTERACT WITH OUR SOFTWARE.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 3 to 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 10.001 to 30.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
07/2012
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
09/2014
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
1. THE BRAINS OF CHILDREN IN RURAL SCHOOLS ARE THE SAME AS THEIR FRIENDS IN URBAN SCHOOLS 2. DEPLOYING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY BASED STRATEGIES IN THE CLASSROOM ENHANCES TEACHING AND LEARNING. 3. EVERY CHILD IN THE CLASSROOM CAN EXCEL IF EDUCATORS MATCH THEIR TEACHING METHODOLOGIES TO SUIT THE CHILD’S LEARNING STYLE.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
CHALLENGE 1 - NON-EXISTENCE OF ICT INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT FUND SOLUTION – I HAD TO BORROW MONEY FROM FRIENDS AND FROM A SAVINGS AND LOAN COMPANY CHALLENGE 2 - NON-EXISTENCE OF STATE SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE EDUCATORS WHO WORK TO IMPROVE RURAL EDUCATION SOLUTION – USED SALES FROM EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE AND EE FOR TEACHER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS CHALLENGE 3 - NON-EXISTENCE OF SUPPORT FOR YOUTH INITIATIVES SOLUTION – DRIVEN BY THE DESIRE TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE GREATNESS
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
THE PROJECT HAS A HIGH REPLICATION POTENTIAL. WE BEGUN THE PROJECT WITH SELECTED PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHO COULD AFFORD IT. NOW OUR FOCUS IS ON RURAL CHILDREN. THE GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE (HEADQUARTERS) HAS COLLABORATED WITH US TO EXPAND OUR PROJECT TO THREE DISTRICTS IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA. THE PLAN IS TO RUN MULTIPLE ELECTRONIC CENTERS FOR CLUSTER OF SCHOOLS TO USE IN RURAL AREAS AFTER THIS PHASE. THROUGH THIS COLLABORATION, WE SHALL TRAIN SELECTED GES STAFF (TEACHERS ON THE FIELD) AND MAKE THEM ZONAL, CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COORDINATORS TO OVERSEER THE OPERATION OF THE CENTERS. THIS COULD BE EXPANDED EASILY TO REACH ALL RURAL REGIONS IN GHANA SINCE THE GES IS ALREADY MANAGING THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY. WE WISH THAT WE WILL GET FUNDING TO EXPAND THIS PROJECT TO IMPROVE RURAL EDUCATION IN GHANA

TEEP ICT CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Project Location
Country: 
Kenya
City: 
Port Victoria
Organization
Organization Name: 
Tumaini Educational Endowment Project
Organization Type: 
Other
Specify: 
Non-Profit Community Based Organization (CBO)
Website
http://www.facebook.com/tumainicbo
Project Type
ICT for environmental sustainability
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Using of ICTs to support information and knowledge exchange that enhances monitoring climate, environmental disaster management and adaptation.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
Low income communities like Bunyala (Port Victoria) stressed and posed with climate change related stressors, need to develop the capacity to adapt to climate change in order to cope with short-term shocks and long-term trends. ICTs will form an essential part of that development. Our initiatives successfully combine local and external information and knowledge to make a valuCommunications, Early warning systems. 3. ADAPTATION: Environment, health & resource management, up scaling technologies and building resilience.able contribution to deliberate, pre-planned strategies for adaptation, focusing on the informational role of ICTs and combining local and external capacities. Climate change adaptation demand emergent actions that cannot be foreseen in advance, and which require the development of communities more as self organizing systems. The project concentrates on the adoption of new and emergent technologies in three broad and interrelated activities: (1) monitoring of climate change and the environment, (2) disaster management, accounting for preparation, early warning systems (EWS), and response and recovery, and (3) climate change adaptation. Other pertinent activities such as mitigation, resource management, education and capacity building, networking, monitoring and evaluation, and climate modelling are also to be addressed in stages. Specifically Information and communication technologies involve: 1. MONITORING: Observe, Detect & predict, Inform science & decision making. 2. DISASTER MANAGEMENT: Communications, Early warning systems. 3. ADAPTATION: Environment, health & resource management, up scaling technologies and building resilience.
How long has your project been running?
05/2011
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
Our objective is to explore the possibility of using ICT for sustainable development of environment by using: PDAs  (Personal Digital Assistants) for food security and climate monitoring to collect data regarding changes in food security and climate situations; to build a Health Information Network by using electronic data upload and download through PDAs and mobile phones to facilitate decision making among health workers located in remote health centres; to use Data-Agro by sending SMS to farmers using low-cost mobiles regarding information on weather forecasts, market prices and cultivation practices; set up an environment Text Centre where the information is processed and responses are sent back via SMS and where Farmers and field volunteers send text to a central Internet-connected server where information is processed and responses are sent back; establish Flood Warning Systems that uses mobile phones to collect data for flood forecasting and forward to central early warning systems, which are then disseminated via traditional warning systems; set up Warning System Technologies, thst uses a wide range of new and emergent ICTs for receiving and disseminating alert messages to the public or central command posts.  With availability of resources we would like to implement the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs ) are systems of intelligent sensor nodes deployed to monitor particular environmental cues, such as temperature, light intensity, water levels, local meteorological data and pollutant level. The ICT is used to map the vulnerable areas for environmental conservation and data keeping for action.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
We can now use the ICT experiences to for potential ICT development projects to support both deliberate and planned strategies in practice.We have transformed the loop to largely work for communities to particularly become more self-organising as  they had not particularly developed local informational capacities or, at least, not to extent necessary given the demands being placed on them by the increasing intensity and frequency of climate change and related stressors. Communities are now more informed and involved in environment management and development. We recognise that since agriculture, including forestry, livestock and land-use changes, account heavily on global greenhouse gas emissions, the sector needs to be included in climate change management and reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation programmes. Moreover the project acknowledging that agriculture is the main driver of deforestation recognizes the interface between sustainable agriculture and reduced deforestation. “Re-greening landscapes” is a key element of climate efficient agriculture. In Bunyala emissions from land use, land use change and forest deforestation account for high of GHG (global greenhouse gas emissions).
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
2450 users per month, that would translate to 894250 users per year. The ICTs will be used to improve practices in agriculture and forestry; monitor air and water pollution; improve disaster warning and relief; improve the efficiency of the energy, transportation, and goods and services sectors; and harness social networking for transformative change.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
More than 500.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
05/2011
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
05/2017
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
Lake basin flood prone communities for disaster management and adaptation.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
Others can learn from our project, that: ICTs play a crucial part in the development of climate change adaptive capacity. They do this in four ways: i) by combining existing data in new ways; ii) by enabling access to new data, information and knowledge; iii) by reducing costs of access to transactions and services; and iv) by their productive role in ICT-based enterprise. Our focus here has been largely on the first two applications, with the more transactional and productive roles that ICTs can play set aside due to lack of evidence, at least in relation to climate change adaptation. The dominant pattern of thinking on climate change adaptation has been top-down, deliberate, planned. This is a vital part of capacity building, but it is only a part. There needs to be equal recognition that many climate change adaptive actions will be emergent unplanned and arising from within individual communities and regions that should be understood as complex adaptive systems. The application of ICTs to climate change adaptation must also be shaped by this equality of recognition.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

entxerparty

Project Location
Country: 
Spain
City: 
Madrid and Azua - Dominican Republic
Organization
Organization Name: 
entxerparty
Organization Type: 
Company
Website
www.entxerparty.com
Project Type
Helping youth step in the job market
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
social network that shares profits with its users by means of financing for young venture ideas and innovation social.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The idea stems from the imposibildiades that when we want to make a venture and we find the factor need financing to start my ideas and banks almost never help us, for a time I had developed several Internet business ideas and at one time thought to assemble the web in a unique social network and generating profits that I share with other young people who have a need empredimeinto ideas that I can give you financing activities are focused purchasing group collectively, cents auction, store, music store, ticket sales, ads and other social app ... the results so far are physical events lan party in Dominican Republic and Spain and funding of small projects of 35 young people in these events and support tech project in Guatemala to build the first university for young areas of conflicts of Maras... next time event in Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Spain moretime...
How long has your project been running?
10/2011
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
the opportunity for young people in search of financing of their business ideas, a place to share what I offer the benefit of my social network to support the ideas of other young social innovators. and as instruments for achieve for social media, lan party, competition social innovation with young and recomendation of user referent.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
the results so far are physical events lan party in Dominican Republic and Spain and funding of small projects of 35 young people in these events and support tech project in Guatemala to build the first university for young areas of conflicts of Maras... next time event in Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Spain moretime... and other event and fuding cooming soon.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
internet, summit, lan party and challenges international, users monthly: 10000
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 30.001 to 75.000 Euro
Specify: 
ads, commision and fee.
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Yes
Since when?: 
03/2012
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
part of the model fits the empredimeinto in each region of the world where we are coming to establish understanding among all markets
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
if you want you can the longest journey begins with the first step. we stop to think about making what we want and let's start for it.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
Barriers because we see no barriers as some points to be learned very quickly and find solution to advance internationalization to work with some obstacles in every place and adapt the solution we have defined our model merge with practias of each place we organized event.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
our future is simple, be the first worldwide social network that will continue sharing their revenue with their users through financing without bank intermediation and developing projects to help young people with social exclusion, projects access to clean water, education and health for the equality of peoples.

BUNYALA RURAL COMMUNITIES ICT AND CULTURAL DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER (BRCICTCDMC)

Project Location
Country: 
Kenya
City: 
PORT VICTORIA TOWN
Organization
Organization Name: 
TUMAINI EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENT PROJECT (TEEP)
Organization Type: 
Other
Specify: 
NON PROFIT COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION (CBO)
Website
http://www.facebook.com/tumainicbo
Project Type
Helping youth step in the job market
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
To provide opportunity for young people to acquire ICT literacy and necessary technical skills for job opportunity.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The project puts emphasis on using information and communication technologies in the context of global youth priorities, such as access to education, employment and poverty eradication. In addition, the cost of ICT access (mobile phones and Internet) is much higher as a proportion of per capita income in these particularly disadvantaged countries. We want s to bringing together all relevant stakeholders, including governments, civil society and the private sector, and encouraging them to work together to provide an environment that fosters the development of young people and enables them to realize their potential in the Information Society. The ICT centre will act as a resource centre for community mobilization, training and empowering young people to engage in community economic development by venturing them into employment. Disadvantaged and marginalized youth, such as migrant and refugee youth, youth with HIV and AIDS, indigenous youth, youth with disabilities, rural youth, youth experiencing poverty, and those facing discrimination, are often excluded from access to ICTs. The effective allocation of resources so as to ensure equal opportunities and access to ICTs for youth living in vulnerable situations is critical to ensuring that ICTs are used and developed in an inclusive and equitable manner.
How long has your project been running?
09/2010
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
We must address unequal opportunities for ICT use within groups. Important factors in this respect include an individual’s socio-economic position, level of education and place of residence. We want youth participation in democracy and the possibilities that may develop after the digital revolution. Opportunities for children and youth to express their ideas and opinions about different issues in society have traditionally been very limited. We want to participate strengthen policies for the provision of information and communication technologies (ICTs), including access to internet, for education, and including the promotion of ICT training for education that is relevant and of high quality. The project seeks to serve Youth through a number of products and services: Participatory Project Design; youth Led Innovative Program Implementation; seed Grant Projects for Entrepreneurship Development; developing multi-stakeholder partnerships for program design; building local capacity for program implementation; using new technologies for livelihood generation; community Driven Development; initiating Pilot projects; livelihoods based approaches to enterprise development in: Renewable Energy, HIV/AIDS, IT, Rural Development, Water and Sanitation and community volunteer-ship.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
In a broad sense, the benefits arise from improvements in education and access to information. At the individual level, ICT has assisted some young people to gain more meaningful jobs, to communicate easily with other youth from all over the world, and thus share their experiences. Some youth are capable of using ICT in diverse and novel ways, as a result of which traditional forms of socialization such as the family and school are increasingly being challenged and overtaken. These technologies offer a culture of information, pleasure and relative autonomy, all of which are particularly appealing to young people. Many young people are simultaneously experiencing life within the global and local spheres. They develop a global consciousness yet still have to function and survive in their own locality and culture. The project evaluation criteria includes study on: the importance of the role of youth entrepreneurship in creating employment opportunities from ICT; the value of public-private partnerships in making the most of the employment potential of ICT for young people; how ICT opportunities can also assist vulnerable groups of young people; ways that ICT can help link the informal sector to opportunities in the world economy.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
• Every computer 20 Users Per day • 20x120 = 2400 users • 50 x1 computers for professional training • 2450 Users per day • 2450x30= 733,500 per month • 2450 Users x 365 days • Total, 894,250 Users per year • 50 computers x 3 centres • 50 computers x 3 (mobile ICT Unit, Schools) • 300 computers for public usage • 100 computers for professional training • Total, 400 computers. • 500 e-books (for e-library)
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
More than 500.000 Euro
Specify: 
Fundraising, donations, grants, products and services sale, endowements like Micro entrepreneurship - business opportunities for the youth
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
09/2010
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
01/2017
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
In other communities by national ICT access programme.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
Youth and ICT play an important role to uplift the living standard of youth themselves and the community they live in. Furthermore, ICT can increase the interest to learn new things, easy mean for job searching and application, easy money transfer and payments for school fees, easy communication and mass media entertainment; ICT helps in the cognitive development aspect of children, students, and all; ICT helps everyone to develop and shape their thinking power; logic sense; ICT increases the self confidence of a person, opening up to diversity and inclusion, helps in skill development. On creating job opportunities: youth use skills to open micro-entrepreneurship like mobile phone money transfer, setting up a community disaster management training- warning - and mobilization center as a mean for social development and resource support. ICT projects are vital to improving rural community livelihoods by: informing and forming on relevant decisions about livelihood strategies, thereby reducing disaster impact (flood, disease, drought warning and mitigation), and increasing income diversification; improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of rural service delivery across areas of health, education, agricultural extension, training and knowledge resources.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
<div>Despite the many benefits, Technology in general and ICTs in particular, the project offers to the &nbsp;youth and other &nbsp;citizens, modern ICTs pose several obstacles including the implied costs, keeping up-to-date with ever changing technology and abuse. In our solutions we seek to improve community awareness and participation in the project. Next steps: 1. More feasibility studies 2. Educating Juniors and the community about the project 3. Recruiting more Juniors and training them 4. Secure endorsement of concept by investors, donors and sponsors 5. Pre-development phase fund-raising, donors, investors 6. ICT professional, artists, architecture; engineering team and selection 7. Partnership development with the donors and advisory and ICT constructing companies like CISCO and SAFARICOM to help in project definition, planning and technical support. 8. Development of a strong fund-raising committee and concept refinement.</div>

Finding Love Of natuRe Again - The Human Impact upon FLORA in the 21-st Century

Project Location
Country: 
Romania
City: 
PIATRA NEAMT
Organization
Organization Name: 
National College of Computer Science
Organization Type: 
0
Website
http://cni.nt.edu.ro/flora
Project Type
Education from 16 to 18 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Development of students' fundamental abilities with a view to asserting an active European citizenship by improving an environmental problem.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
Starting from the students, teachers, parents and local community need to collaborate in solving an ecological problem and making the public opinion become sensitive towards it we initiated a partnership with three European schools (Colegio Heidelberg S.A. - Spain, Zespol Szkol Technicznych i Ogolnoksztalcacych nr 1-VIII Liceul Ogolnoksztalcace - Poland, Uddevalla gymnasieskola - Sweden). For this purpose we created and administrated a website encompassing the following: information about each of the partners, presentation of ecological problems identified in the areas surrounding the partners schools, photos taken durring thematic trips, meetings and tree-planting activities, an ecological polyglot (En-RO-Es-SW-PL) dictionary, the syllabus for an optional cross-curricular course initiated as a result of the partership. In the present, as a means of ensurring sustainability the project is implemented by the school's ecology club).
How long has your project been running?
08/2009
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
The project addresses an environmental problem: identifying a plant that is threatened with extinction and finding solutions to ameliorating it. The specific objectives are the following: - to consolidate student's learning abilities by involving them in experimental activities within natural sciences; - to consolidate cross-curricular education through exchange of scientific information and practical solutions to environmental problems common to different countries; - to acquire key transversal skills: digital, by creating digital materials for optional courses; interpersonal and civic skills by identifying an environmental problem which will be solved by working in teams and attracting the interes of the local community; entrepreneurial skills, by making an amelioration plan for the environmental problem from designing it to attracting resources and disseminating its result a larger public; - to extend students' participation in educational opportunities through practical activities in nature; - to develop innovating strategies in the teaching-learning process by creating an optional cross-curricular course taught in teams; - to develop linguistic and communication skills in English as well as the languages of the partners by using the final products; - to promote and consolidate the skills of the students and teachers with a view to using as efficiently as possible the opportunities created by the digital educational content developed in the final products of the project.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
The main final products of the project are: - the website in English and the languages of the partners, in use both during the project and after completing it, containing all the activities and results of scientific observation of the project; - scientific booklet and educational CD with information necessary for the optional inter and cross-curricular course; - an ecology club which will identify and try to ameliorate environmental problems after finishing the project as well; - natural areas taken care of by the students and teachers involved in the project both during the implementation of the project and after finishing it.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
There are approximate number of 250 users who interact every month within chat, form, the ecology club but also durring thematic trips and project meetings.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 10.001 to 30.000 Euro
Specify: 
European fonds
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Mihai Viteazu, 12, Piatra Neamt, Romania
Since when?: 
01/2010
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
Our project facilitates students and teachers progress by presenting a website containing materials for an optional course as well as materials for a cross - curricular course entitled Eco-nomy. The database containing scientific results is used by students and teachers during Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Geography classes as well as Photographic Art Optional classes. The parents and local community can access information on the website, can view problem and solution promotion posters, the online photo exhibition, developing in the way civic spirit. The linguistic and IT skills for students and teachers from the target group is improved by using the information uploaded on the website as well as by updating it by student and teachers.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
In our school: -presenting the activities and results in teacher meetings, school departments meetings, during counseling and orientation classes; -using the optional course; -preparing a corner in our school with the photo exhibition. In the local community: -interviews, documentaries encompassed during and after the implementation of the project in the media; -posters displayed in public places and in the partners institutions; -leaflets distributed in order to promote the project in schools, public institutions, economic agents to attract human and material resources to ameliorate the environmental problem; -putting the theatre play on stage in different places in order to turn the public sensitive towards environmental problems.

Developing Innovation

Project Location
Country: 
Cameroon
City: 
Yaounde
Organization
Organization Name: 
Student World Assembly
Organization Type: 
5
Project Type
Education up to 10 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Developing Innovations is an online platforms which presents and monitors relatively small-scale development projects, to build communities of supporters for these projects.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
As part of the Student World Assembly (SWA) initiative, "Developing Innovations" was brought forth with the aims of exploring the potential of an online platform for bigger development projects. This Action Plan outlines the process we envision to develop an online platform (with the working title Insight-out) where bigger development projects are monitored in a transparent way, where all participants in a project can form an online community around that project, and where learning between projects is facilitated. As far as we know, there are no such existing online platforms for bigger development projects. By piloting such a platform for bigger developments projects, we aim to learn what organisational changes are needed in development organisations to become active on such online platforms and how it will change the way of working of bigger development players.
How long has your project been running?
03/2010
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
Firstly, The Identification of the requirements for real time monitoring which includes; Deciding on what kind of monitoring data / project data will be published, Map where / how this data will be collected, Developing manual on collecting and sharing data for real time monitoring, Deciding on exceptions when certain data cannot be shared and describe processes to be followed, Identifying and logging all challenges encountered within participating organisations with regard to real time monitoring. Secondly, Identification of the requirements for online community building which is; Outlining the opportunities of online community building around projects, Collecting ideas on how to stimulate/facilitate online communities around projects, Identifying (innovative) ways to get feedback on projects and project results from both supporters as well as people that should have been supported by the projects. Lastly, Mapping / clarifying the consequences of direct online project funding (opportunities and threats) for participating organisations, Identifying and logging all challenges encountered within participating organisations with regard to online community building in general and direct online project funding in particular.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Ever since this project has been established, at least three bigger projects have participated in the pilot and have been presented on an existing online platform and have been monitored real time online. Online communities have been founded around these three projects that are made up by people/organisations/companies directly supporting or funding the projects and by people/organisations/companies that are directly being supported by the projects. The project data of these online projects is tagged and searchable so it can be used for learning by others. Also, a final lessons learnt document is developed, describing the challenges encountered by the organisations that have piloted their projects on the online platform, describing the requirements of an online platform that can deliver on the goals listed above, and recommending ways forwards.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
Over 100. Our interactions are mostly carried on through our online discussion forum and some times, those that are nationals of the country participate in the little "expose" we propose.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
1467, Presbyterian Church Bastos
Since when?: 
06/2011
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
How to create an employment opportunity that can better the lives, and businesses of others. From our example, people should know that it's not the obligation for the government to grant employment for all, but it's every individual's responsibility to create employment opportunities that could be of benefit to others
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
Insufficient funs! The only solution will be to acquire more skills so as to better the project for sometimes, when the money is available without no sense of direction and technical knowhow, it could be a waste.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
To acquire sufficient skills so as to setup more and more projects for the good of all.