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Go-Lab Goes Africa, Deploying Contextually Engaging Digital Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Educative Content in Africa by Adapting the Proven Go-Lab Ecosystem to Local Needs

Objective

Go-Lab goes Africa: GO-GA’s main objective is to adapt and implement the successful Go-Lab Learning Ecosystem in Africa, first piloting in 3 countries and then scaling up to more users and more countries.
The Go-Lab ecosystem, as developed in the FP7 Go-Lab project and now being further developed and implemented in Europe in the ongoing H2020 Next-Lab project, offers students rich, challenging, and socially embedded science and technology experiences that shape their science and technology knowledge, together with reflective and social abilities. By starting at a young age, Go-Lab intends to increase the enrollment in science and technology education, by offering engaging instruction its aims to decrease the level of dropout of students, and by combining inquiry and 21st century skills it expects to contribute to a better-equipped workforce.

All these benefits are dearly needed in Africa too; therefore thanks to the opportunity of call ICT-39-2016-2017, the purpose of the GO-GA project is to take Go-Lab outside of Europe, to adapt its ecosystem to African requirements and to roll it out on the African continent, which cannot go without an extensive training of teachers in pedagogical and technical skills. For the technical and pedagogical aspects, GO-GA builds on the developments as achieved in the Go-Lab project and currently continued in the H2020 Next-Lab project.

Increasingly, resources/content available for STEM Education are designed for the developed world. Effective adoption in the developing world will mean adapting the content to fit within the constraints of developing countries; such as taking into consideration availability and type of devices, lack of steady power supply and affordable and reliable internet access.

Thus, the GO-GA project will see the effective adaptation of the Go-Lab ecosystem, delivered by a community of trained, local teachers, and piloted in Nigeria, Kenya and Benin Republic, and subsequently scaling to 4 other African countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Coordinator

MI.TO. TECHNOLOGY SRL
Address
Via Filippo Turati 40
20121 Milano Mi
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 174 868,75

Participants (7)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 280 250
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 233 362,50
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NUCLIO NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 138 437,50
Address
Largo Dos Topazios 48-3Fte
2785817 Sao Domingos De Rana
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMC INFORMATION MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 127 356,25
Address
Uni Campus Nord
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CO-CREATION HUB LIMITED
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 278 031,25
Address
294 Hebert Macaulay Street, Yaba
Lagos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELIMU ELEARNING COMPANY LIMITED
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 189 765,63
Address
1St Floor Bishop Magua Centre
00500 Nairobi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL BENIN
Benin
EU contribution
€ 164 458,88
Address
380 Rue 386 Cadjehoun
Cotonou
Activity type
Other