Big Family 360 Foundation, an NGO based in Adamawa State is set to launch a rechargeable solar-powered portable projectors to facilitate learning in the North-East.
Mr Henry Ibrahim, the foundation’s Head of Operations issued this in a statement on Friday in Yola.
He said the innovation was borne out of the need to have all hands on deck towards addressing the challenges of out-of-school children, especially in the northeast of Nigeria.
“The innovation will increase access to quality education and also help in the realisation of SDG 4 by bringing education and technology to the vulnerable and those in humanitarian settings.
“With Edu-beam, learners can learn at their own pace and the content of the study can be revisited as long as the need arises for repetition and strengthening understanding.
“Edu-beam is student-centered and minimises the need for the constant intervention of a teacher, hence learners can benefit from it even without the help of a teacher,” he stated.
Ibrahim stated that the education sector in the country had suffered enormous setbacks for over a decade due to crises in the northern part of Nigeria coupled with other challenges which resulted in high number of out-of-school children, untrained teachers and associated high cost with private education.
He called for partnership with stakeholders to enable them produce more projectors to reach as many communities as possible considering its enormous benefit and impact.
“The Big Family 360 is a national non-governmental humanitarian organisation providing social integrated services in Educational, Health, Livelihood, and Social protection) to women, orphans, and vulnerable populations using traditional and digital technology,” he explained.