Friday, July 1, 2016

Three reasons Ripples Foundation is proud of its Ripples Box program launching soon.

Ripples Foundation is launching a new Ripples Box programme. It is the time for change, to demand that every child in poor and remote areas of Africa receives the education that they deserve. The generosity and commitment of Ripples Foundation in transforming the education of the poorest children in Africa. We will be carrying out our Ripples' box project in Africa to help children get access to computers and even help women in enterprise projects in their local villages. Here is one of the reasons why Ripples' Foundation legacy in helping people in Africa should continue to be built upon. Do you know that 1 out of 2 kids reach adolescent years without being able to read or write in Saharan African countries?

In Africa, there's a devastating impact of poverty, there is a lack of technology in local schools. Children in African schools learn through the old fashion way, no computers. Ripples Foundation programme will be making a big difference, to build children’s capacity and broaden their knowledge. 

Getting children to learn via technology

Technology is vital to learning, getting a more advanced job and it can help make learning easier for a child. It’s particularly important for these children to know how to operate a computer to their advantage in order to be able to support themselves as they grow in this 21st century, in a world that is slowly moving towards a digital age.

Yet today, 78% of African schools do not have computers.  But we can change this. We launch our Ripples box to help children and women to transform their lives through technology enhancement.

According to the Africa learning barometer by Justin Van Fleet, a director of the international commission on financing global education, African children are growing up with very little literacy.  Today, social media, mobile technology and online communities are an essential in the way that we communicate as a society. It is essential that these children learn how to use a computer.

Research has shown that about half of sub Saharan Africa’s 128 million school children have the basic skills needed to live a productive life and help their families. A poor female child is less to gain the right critical skills in reading and writing. School children do not have quality education, due to rural schools having less qualified teachers to teach them.

The Ripples Box is a multimedia classroom that can be assembled in any location and is fully equipped with computers, with Internet access and has room for up to 30 students. The Internet access allows connectivity to our Ripples Training Programme, including accredited courses with certificates issued from our partners. It plays a key role in triggering development in small communities by teaching young people the useful sets of skills in a fun and engaging way.  

Why we are proud.

       1. We create communication

We help villagers. Villagers are granted access to a wide variety of resources through the Ripples Box’s connectivity to the Internet, which they can use to communicate with the rest of the world, making it easier to connect and learn from other countries.

      2. We create a better foundation for both children and youth

We believe that by educating children in Africa about digital technology, this new generation can shape the future for the better. Through this program, we hope that young Africans in the 21st century will become educated and empowered, eventually become the future that will shape the continent of Africa. Children are the future of their families and the products/joy of their mothers.

     3. We create a sustainable design

Last but not least, the Ripples Box is sustainable and easy to use. It does not rely on generators to run and economical friendly, with no pollution. The box is fitted with solar panels, making it sustainable and available to be used in remote villages that do not have power supply.

If you want to MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN and you agree, please share this blog on your favourite social channels. 

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