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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

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.
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Coordinator

MI.TO. TECHNOLOGY SRL

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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)

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 280 250

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 233 362,50

NUCLIO NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 138 437,50

IMC INFORMATION MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 127 356,25

CO-CREATION HUB LIMITED

Nigeria

EU Contribution

€ 278 031,25

ELIMU ELEARNING COMPANY LIMITED

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 189 765,63

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL BENIN

Benin

EU Contribution

€ 164 458,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 781012

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 987 022,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 586 530,76

Coordinated by:

MI.TO. TECHNOLOGY SRL

Italy