Ethiopia, Hawassa: Inside Travel Yirgalem

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ethiopia, Hawassa: Inside Travel Yirgalem

Location

Hawassa University, Institute of Technology P.O. Box 5 Hawassa
Ethiopia
6° 44' 48.48" N, 38° 24' 50.4" E
ET
Coordinating hub(s): 
Project title: 
Inside Travel Yirgalem
Number of teachers: 
77
Number of students: 
3 981
On-site point of contact: 

Dr. Tesfaye Bayu (Hawassa University), Mr. Asefa Alehubel (Supervisor, Dale Education Department), Phone: 00251 916 82 35 86 (Tesfaye), 00251 910 19 25 68 (Asefa), Email: tesbayu@gmail.com, tesfayebayu@hu.edu.et

Project description: 

Inside Travel is a social enterprise (currently still an association), which offer tourists authentic experiences and direct contact with the local population and supports communities by generating income. We are currently setting up a new destination in Yirgalem in Ethiopia, which is one of the coffee producing areas in Ethiopia. In order to support not only the people, which we directly work with, we always try to establish connections with schools or other community based organisations.

In Yirgalem, we will have the opportunity to cooperate with the ICT department (School of Informatics) of the nearby Hawassa University. Instructors from there will be used to train the school teachers and follow-up the project as needed. The school can handle this activity as part of the University’s community service activities, as it has done with high schools in the last three years.

Ethiopian educational system starts ICT skill courses in grade 9 (i.e., in high-schools). However, private schools in towns and cities include ICT subject starting KGs even if there is no standardized curriculum. Some town and city public schools are also providing computer pools for students. This is found to cause rural-urban digital divide within the same localities. From the university side, this project serves as a pilot to see how well students can develop their ICT skill without formal ICT teacher support and assistaces.

We would like to start with two schools, where there already is electricity. If this pilot-project turns out to be successful, we would like to expand our activities to other rural schools, where we plan to use income generated through tourism and other funds from donors to provide basic solar kits to charge the laptops during the day.

Ganne and Gadiya Elementary schools (grade 1 – 8) / www.insidetravel.ch / ICT Literacy for Ganne and Gadiya Elementary schools, Yirgalem vicinity areas, Dale District of Sidama, Ethiopia.

Status: 
Completed
Semaphore: 
Green: the rest of the dootronics can be sent
Number of dootronics needed: 
6
Local language(s): 
English
Socket voltage: 
220-240 Volts
Socket type: 
C
E
F
I
Internet connection type: 
None
Date it was created: 31/10/16/
Date it was last updated: 17/05/18

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Dootronic ID Country Status Model Serial number Weight
000008287 Ethiopia [T1] In transit going to an edoovillage DELL Latitude D600 CN-0X2034-48643-3CI-1664 2.00Kgms
000008441 Ethiopia [T1] In transit going to an edoovillage FUJITSU Lifebook S YKND021943 2.00Kgms
000008511 Ethiopia [T1] In transit going to an edoovillage DELL Latitude D530 CN-0HP728-48643-84A-0001 2.50Kgms
000008512 Ethiopia [T1] In transit going to an edoovillage DELL Latitude D530 CN-0HP728-48643-84A-0048 2.50Kgms
000008515 Ethiopia [T1] In transit going to an edoovillage DELL Latitude D530 CN-0HP728-48643-84A-0011 2.50Kgms
000008516 Ethiopia [T1] In transit going to an edoovillage DELL Latitude D530 CN-0HP728-48643-84A-0020 2.50Kgms

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