RCE Kano-2017

1. Project Title: 
Community Mobile Solar Powered Tech Classrooms
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
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3. Project partner contact information : 
Centre for Renewable Energy and Action on Climate Change
Leading Partner
Main Contact: 
Usman Muhammad
Usman Muhammad
Centre for Renewable Energy and Action on Climate Change
4. Project type
5. Project description
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Nigeria’s nomads and elsewhere in Africa are largely overlooked by humanitarian aid organizations, because they are hard to find and hard to help as they are frequently moving in search of adequate pasture, as a result of which, schooling their children becomes very challenging. In Nigeria alone, “there is an estimated 4.1million school age nomads’ children and the literacy rate among them is 0.28%” according to the Federal Ministry of Education FME, 2005.

To solve the challenge of access to education Goal 4 of the SDGs among excluded, forgotten, most marginalized and hard to reach communities in Nigeria, we invented EdTents “digital solar powered tech classrooms”. Watch our RCE Kano’s Interim Coordinator as he was invited by the United Nations to speak on our invention in New York https://t.co/CwAxyMc0B3

EdTents are inventively designed to function as mobile classrooms in order to help roaming nomads’ communities gain access to education, each tent uses collapsible setting that can be assembled or disassembled within twenty minutes and is easy to transport; a whole classroom could be carried conveniently by a pack animal.

EdTents model comprises of 2.8 x 3.5 meter size and 2.5 meter height by 4 inch, mishmash of galvanize metal poles with 2 x 2.5 inch crossed guy line, a black board, collapsible chair; a rug, and equipped with visual teaching aids, it has spaces for twenty to thirty children which still make it by far cheaper than a regular classroom. https://creaccblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/edtents-mobile-solar-powered-tech-classrooms/

6. Project status
On Going
The concept was designed and coordinated by Centre for Renewable Energy and Action on Climate Change in close collaborations with RCE Kano, the Centre as an affiliate of RCE Kano, works hand in hand with the RCE from inception of the project up to its actualization. RCE Kano has given its expertise and advices on how to overcome some of the challenges faced from the design up to implementation.
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Africa and Middle East
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