Location: Cluj, Ialomiţa, Ilfov, Vaslui and Vâlcea
Launch year: 2018
Budget: 2.216.382 lei
Funding from the Vodafone Romania Foundation: 1.929.086 lei
Teachers working in 10 primary and secondary rural schools, the students attending these schools, parents, volunteers and the general public.
Promote digital education and encourage the use of interactive working methods and educational digital content in classrooms by training teachers and facilitating access to educational resources and multimedia tools among children and parents living in rural areas and the general public.
Over 97% of the teachers in rural areas have a medium level of education, and Romania continues to rank third in the European Union among the countries with the highest school dropout rate. The number of children from rural areas who drop out of school is almost double that of the number of children from urban areas (27% versus 14%).
According to the "Investing in the education of children from rural areas" study:
90% of teachers want to attend training or improvement programs in the ICT/IT field
97% of teachers believe that it is important to outfit every classroom with a computer or a video projector, which are necessary for teaching and/or using educational software
68,9% of students want to work on a computer
Providing schools with 10 "Instant Classroom" mobile box which consist of a laptop for the teacher, 25 tablets for the students, a video projector, an audio system, a built-in equipment charging solution, a built-in Wi-Fi router, a 4G modem cu Internet connection and an e-Learning platform.
The www.scoaladinvaliza.ro e-Learning platform is an educational hub where various resources are made available to the general public, free of charge: the Vodafone digital library, school books from the Ministry of National Education, curricular and extracurricular resources, interactive exercises, life education courses, etc.
Each school involved in the project has its own online space for digital lessons. The teachers create lessons using age appropriate resources and activities, which they then teach during class. Thus, the students have a virtual multimedia space with supplies, quizzes, tests, exercises, surveys with real-time results and feedback.
The teachers can organise information and training events both inside and outside the school with the help of the Instant Classroom box.
The students use the platform and the tablets during class, with secure access and username and password login. The account management is done centrally, at the school level.
The parents have a dedicated training section on the platform, “Parents' school”, available exclusively for users who are logged in with a Parent account.
The platform works both online and offline with the help of the server and the router in the box.
We invest in the education of children from rural areas