BENEFITING: EDUMETRICS INSTITUTE
We are motivated in this effort by Malala Yousafzai. Malala is from Pakistan. She was denied educational opportunity by the local Taliban leaders in her community who destroyed over 100 schools that were educating girls and tried to kill her for speaking out against them.
Today there are 60 million children like Malala without the means to attend school; 20 millon fleeing conflict alone! This situation creates a serious knowledge gap problem that needs your help.
To close the gap we have built a low cost knowledge delivery system based on a disruptive educational method for children that have no access to school. This method was recently featured on PBS “Given Internet access, can kids really learn anything by themselves? “ The educational method is a self-organized learning environment (SOLE).
Our goal is to distribute SOLE kits to refugee children to help close their knowledge gap that is growing wider every day.
The SOLE kit consists of
1. The Linkapedia knowledge delivery app with customized interfaces to facilitate refugee student self learning. (free)
2. A low cost android tablet shared in groups of four. ($40)
3. A Raspberry pi computer to teach hands-on computer technology with pre-loaded programming languages. ($20 including accessories)
Other costs are kept very low by using adult members of the local community to distribute the kits and monitor use. No trained teachers are required. Internet access is required but is wide spread in refugee centers.
WE SUGGEST A DONATION OF $60 FOR ONE KIT SERVING FOUR CHILDREN OR $15 FOR ONE CHILD.
About the Linkapedia
Linkapedia is the largest directory of knowledge every created. It organizes and reads the web and provides information for users by topic not just keywords. Linkapedia is built to help learn new areas of knowledge without having to have any prior knowledge. It is the place to go when you don't know. Linkapedia is available on the internet at www.linkapedia.com.
About the EduMetrics Institute
Edumetrics institute is one of the advisors to the Linkapedia project along with Encyclopedia Britannica and many others. The EduMetrics Institute is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping people succeed through strengthening thinking abilities, facilitating the learning process and developing intelligence. C. Victor Bunderson, PhD, founded the EduMetrics institute in April 2000. The EduMetrics team has focused on improving intellectual development of all people. EduMetrics combines research with practical application to help learners of all ages strengthen their ability to think and learn.