Hello, my name's Jezebel and I am a Feminist Studies major at UCSC.
For the time being, this page will be used for my CIS 2 class at De Anza College to collaborate with peers.
Subject: Community-Based Non-Profits With Focuses on Local, Primary Education
Kigamboni Community Centre (KCC)
is a local non-profit organization in Kigamboni, Tanzania that provides education and recreational programs for disadvantaged children. Notably, they offer primary education to even those who have fallen out of the system as well as contribute extra tuition to those in primary schools.
Nepal Evaluation and Assessment Team (NEAT)
is a community-based organization that is "making efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals by 2015" through producing studies. Impressively, seven of their ten most recent ones focused on education within Nepal.
is a non-profit organization that strives "to evolve a sustainable and replicable model for an effective and decentralised public school system" for primary education. "Today, Sikshana is involved in 285 schools (including all primary schools in Kanakpura taluk of Karnataka) in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and touches the lives of over 30,000 children."
Subject: Technology Harmful?
When discussing how to achieve universal primary education through technology, the benefits are obvious: through technology, we have accessed more resources that we would not have otherwise and have made education more accessible for those with multiple learning styles. So as such, the question is not how has technology benefited us but how has technology hurt our goal of achieving universal primary education and what are some solutions to such negative results. We need to think this over; otherwise, we ignore that "early exposure to television...can negatively affect math and reading performance, attention span, cooperation with others, and quality of social interactions," which, in turn, can affect how a student does within primary education. This is important to note, especially in areas where education is not required at a certain age, as one can then decide whether or not one wants to stay in school. Obviously, this makes achieving universal education much harder.