With Covid 19 showing us that we can learn from anywhere, with some good internet access and tools, many schools took to online learning, while some were left behind. EduVision has been on a quest to change this narrative and make online learning more accessible since 2018. The Capricorn Foundation has announced its continued support to EduVision with a further contribution of N$540 000 to ensure that EduVision can continue with its online learning service and that more learners from remote schools can benefit from their services.
The EduVision Online Learning (EOL) project and platform connects remote high schools to the internet, offering effective interactive classroom teaching in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology within the known environment and community, helping to improve senior secondary results on AS levels, equipping the school with modern e-learning techniques to transform schools into modern learning environments.
“Currently, the project focusses on connecting remote schools with trustworthy and high-speed internet, Zoom sessions, workshops, e-learning software, modern smartboard technology, interactive lesson presentations (visual, audio, and interactive writing). Lessons are also recorded using Panopto and stored in the Amazon Cloud, where the project schools and their learners have access to at any time and place," Frikkie Louw, the EOL project owner.
Officially launched in 2018, by his Excellency, the Vice President of Namibia, Dr Nangolo Mbumba, EduVision provided this support to 10 school in remote areas across the country. Today, EduVision has added 5 more schools, with a total of 5800 learners of Grade 8 to 12 directly benefiting from this project.
“EduVision has been a major success in our daily lives as it has become a major source of information. Watching recorded lessons, videos on YouTube has aided to our understanding. We are able to view practical's, pictures and videos, which often provides different angles of understanding content. It helps us overcome our challenges as learners." said one learner.
Schools now part of the Eduvision Online Learning (EOL) programme are Tsumkwe Secondary School at Tsumkwe, Cornelius Goreseb Secondary School at Khorixas, Waterberg Junior Secondary School outside Okakarara and Okakarara Senior Secondary School at Okakarara, Gam Secondary School, Epukiro Post Secondary School, Himarwa Ithete Senior Secondary School, SI/Oaseb Senior Secondary School, PI Groendewaldt Secondary School, and Pioneer Secondary School (Schlip).
Oshaango Combined School, Epember Secondary School, Elundu Combined School, Leevi Hakushember Secondary School and Kandjimi Murangi Secondary School have also joined the project.
“In the times we live in, these forward-thinking projects go far in helping and growing our country and Capricorn Foundation is proud to partner with visionaries in the market who have already anticipated a future that might require a different way of learning," said Marlize Horn, Executive Officer: Capricorn Foundation.