Our goal is to provide technological tools to Boa Entrada School, allowing the teachers to have access to up-to-date teaching materials, training, and exchange ideas with Portuguese teachers.
On our first visit to Boa Entrada Elementary School, we found only empty bookshelves. Textbooks as well as teaching materials were almost inexistent. We took some old textbooks with us that we have gathered with our friends' help and we set up a small printer and an old laptop. However, we felt that the aid provided was still insufficient because those were assorted old-fashioned textbooks, which makes it almost impossible to follow a structured school curriculum.
What is Mundubila project? Boa Entrada
This is a pilot project whose 1st Goal is to donate equipment to Boa Entrada Elementary School, in Lobata district in São Tomé e Príncipe: 15 Raspberry Pi (low-cost computers), peripherals (Display screen monitors, keyboards, mouses, MicroSD cards), UPS battery, projector screen, webcam, speakers set, and Internet connection.
With this material, we will be able to achieve our 2nd Goal: setting up a virtual learning environment that will allow teachers from Portugal to offer support to teachers and pupils from the School, by providing them with:
Why Raspberry Pi 3?
- The latest teaching and learning material
- More training
- Reduce the printing material and giving preference to projection of content
- Make Internet and technology part of pupils and teachers' school life
- Create distance learning and offering extracurricular classes (e.g. coding classes)
Its market price is around €35, they are easy to pack and transport and use free or open-source Software. Also, they easy for remote administration, and the existence of a large Raspberry Pi community with focus on Education is an asset. The main advantage versus usual laptops is that in case of damage, it is only required to replace the broken peripheral.
For more information please visit our website: https://mundubila.github.io/
What is Mundubila project? Two steps project
About the author
Hugo Lopes: "I believe in technology and Internet as tools to spread democratization of knowledge. As software engineer I am committed to work towards free access to learning for all."
Patrícia Longo: "Traveller by heart, pharmacist by education. Each person counts to make a huge difference in our world! Let's do it!"
Sofia Tonim: "Descendant of a Santomense family, I was born in Brazil and grew up in between hemispheres. Studied communication and work as an entrepeneur."
Carla Azevedo: "Teacher of Portuguese as a non-native language in Exeter University, UK. One of my dreams is to visit all Portuguese speaking countries and visiting São Tomé e Príncipe created a massive bound to not only portuguese language but Africa."
Margarida Azevedo: "Lawyer and human rights defender, I believe that education is the first step towards freedom and equal rights around the world."
Gilson Ramos: "Director of Boa Entrada School since 2014, I am dedicated to improve the education of these children and contribute to the development of São Tomé e Príncipe."
Budget and due dates
Computer Kit (15 units) - Unit price = €178,55
This Kit contains: Raspberry Pi (€34,15) + Display screen monitor (€113,70) + Power supply (€7,30) + Keyboard and mouse (€8,90) + MicroSD card (€14,50)
- UPS battery - Unit price = €64,40
- Router - Unit price = €100
- Ethernet cable - Unit price = €10
- Ethernet connector - Unit price = €5
- Power strips (7 units) - Unit price = €11,10
- Video projector - Unit price = €53,95
- Projector screen - Unit price = €20
- Webcam - Unit price = €24,72
- Speakers - Unit price = €35,53
- External hard drive - Unit price = €55,35
- Flight (2 units) - Unit price = €600
- Internet (1 year) - €764,40
TOTAL = €5089,30
Our goal for now is getting half of the total needed value: 2500€. However, everyone's contribution is essential in order to raise the total value!