Mobile data for learning needed
- By: Bianca Le Cornu
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/bianca-le-cornu
My name is Bianca and I'm a design lecturer in higher education. I'm in desperate need to get funding for a few students who have no money for data and desperately want to attend classes so that they succeed.
Needless to say, covid-19 has made it all but impossible to teach design to our students; many of whom cannot afford a device or data outside of the university fees they have been paying. It breaks my heart to see students who are desperate to learn unable to, and I must say that from the institute perspective we have done a lot to try and alleviate these burdens but not all of them can be solved. We have done what we can to ensure our students can get by with no laptop or computer for the next two months, but it still means that we need to reach our students on their phones and connect with them in new and innovative ways so that they can still succeed and pass.
I want to help but am financially unable to do more than I've done already which is why I thought crowdfunding might help me to help a few students in desperate need of data to learn. On average a gig of data costs anywhere from R99 - R145 but this 1gb can go a long way for a student who is desperate to connect to a class and learn... Especially when parents are losing jobs and food is more important than data.
I'm not asking for a lot but I think that it's a start. R5000 can help me to purchase approximately 34 X 1gb data bundles (at the higher price). This is potentially 34 students or 17 students helped twice, or 8 students assisted with approximately 4gb per month, allowing them to access their classes easily every week with your kind donations.
I am not sure how this works but will happily post updates of all the data bundles purchased and the students they were purchased for... education is so important and I really want them to succeed.
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