Every child deserves to be given adequate support whilst studying at home.
The government-led lockdown as a response to the corona virus, COVID-19, has seen schools and universities jostling for e-learning solutions to cater for their locked-down learners.
The pandemic has laid bear the lack of digital transformation in our instituions of learning. Those that have managed to assemble some sort of online learning program are faced with a myriad of challenges that include:
- Learners do not have reliable internet connectivity in their homes
- Teachers have not been trained to create, deploy and deliver online content.
- Lack of access to electricity
- No money to buy hardware and software required to achieve remote learning.
Thes problems are just but a fraction of the problems being faced by instituions in delivering effective remote learning.
In this time of strife, we all have to chip in a be part of the solution. At The Education Support Forum (TEDSF) we have decide to focus on being a Study-At-Home-Support-Platform.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we had already realised that one of the major challenges that learners have is the lack of support outside the schooling system. A child only has support during school hours but no one in their household can assist them with homework.
We aim to support learners from kindergarten all the way to job-seekers for FREE. To solve this support problem, TEDSF has setup the following platforms:
MathsGee Open Courses Platform
This is a platform whereby we are continuously curating content around specific skills that are relevant to the modern workplace. The content curation has vidoe lessons, quizzes, interactive simulations and many more. The courses are available for FREE and a learner is not required to register or login to access the content.
MathsGee Question and Answer Bank
It is a platform, where learners can ask skills questions and receive answers from other members of the community. On MathsGee QnA the youth, students, teachers, policy makers and enthusiasts can ask and answer any questions. Get help and answers to any skills-related problem including mathematics, computer science, data science, web development, physics, chemistry, digital marketing, African development and more. Help is always 100% free!
In a bid to effectively assist learners we are in the process of mapping maths questions for each topic in all Grades, so that we can be a just-in-time support portal for learners in all grades.
We are doing this without any funding and our resources are depleted, we are looking for funding to be able to employ as many university students as possible so they can help with answering questions and helping curate the platform.
You can DONATE to TEDSF, a registered Non Profit Organisation and Public Benefit Organisation.
The Education Support Forum (TEDSF), is a South African registered Non Profit Orgainisation (186-593-NPO) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO No. – 930061043).
The Education Support Forum (TEDSF) is a leading pan-African research and implementation organization committed to improving employability and entrepreneurship in Africa through robust research, sustainable interventions and effective partnerships.
The Forum was created in 2013 in South Africa and is expanding its influence into all African countries. You can support us through tax-deductible donations on HERE