The project aims to build a bridge between urban children with rural children to help the education on both sides.
SDG Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Our purpose is to provide fun activity-based lesson supplements to enhance the quality of education provided to rural students.
A successful implementation of this box model will provide the following benefits:
Connect rural and urban learners through personal interactions similar to the “pen pal” experience;
Provide rural students access to quality and fun activities while learning about lessons critical emergency situations such as drowning, electrocution, sexual health and other issues related to their daily experiences;
Overall, we want to provide a platform for building friendships and ensuring sustainable development through quality education.
This is a brief introduction of Birdbox team. We aim to build the connection between the children in urban areas and rural areas.
Members: Xu Yalan(许雅澜), Shan Qinglan(单晴岚), Zhao Lina(赵丽娜), Zhang Xiao(张潇), Liu Jintao(刘锦涛), Liu Wenlong(刘文龙), Amo, Antonio
Young learners in the rural community of Daliangshan in the Sichuan Province of China need a more efficient way to be more prepared for health emergencies because the lessons taught in the classroom are neither engaging nor practical enough to ensure the quality of education that would make it possible for them to respond appropriately in the face of an emergency.
Our project proposes and describes the design of a box model that can help kids in rural areas receive the quality of education that fully prepares them to respond appropriately in the face of a health threat.
By successfully implementing this model, we will be able to raise the quality of education provided to these learners by providing materials and activities that augment the existing curriculum.
In the end, our goal is that young learners will have the required knowledge and skill set needed to promote sustainable development (SDG 4.7)
DIY Kit with electronic components driving interactivity between user and the kit
Suitable for both group and individual use settings
Educators want a way to make learning fun for their student;
Learners want to sit in a class they enjoy;
Teachers need to teach their lessons whether they enjoy it or not. But they’re more effective at lessons they too enjoy teaching.
The proposed solution is not so much of a complex problem. There are already many great existing solutions we can piece together;
The main challenge is in the design of the DIY components with which learners can interact and acquire the needed skills in a fun way;
There is also a challenge of deployment. How do we deliver the proposed solution in the most cost-effective and time-saving manner?
The proposed solution is definitely something worth looking into as it would enrich the educational experience of those in relatively deprived circumstances;
The material cost and time investment to implement this solution is very small in comparison to the projected benefit;
The project could inspire creative innovation in teaching in rural areas as teachers learn to create their own boxes.