Gurta, thank you so much for your interest in our product. It may look as a big challenge to use Rachel as a learning resource without organise content to fit Tanzania curriculum. This has always been a case wherever you sent Rachel in any schools in Tanzania.
Let’s open our mind and critically give opinion on this challenge. Let’s imagine of a big internet. A lot of people/ students are searching for notes/ for understanding something, for solving their own problem and no one has ever complained that internet is not useful because it is not customised to my standard. Yesterday, as I installed my new surface Pro, I was blocked from signing into it to access the homepage. I tried to sign in 100 times with the user name that I inserted by every time the system tells me password/username is incorrect. I was totally devastated because I wanted to use it for photos in the conference. Where is my next help? Internet! Yes, internet is where I inquire for getting the password reset. I downloaded pc_unlocker, put it in rebootable USB, try to reset in my surface Pro, but it was not successfully. I took another advice, I have to press shift and then restart button to reset it to factory setting, and that works! All these information, thanks to the internet(today’s source of information)!
Here’s my point, we will not reach there if we will keep thinking inside the box. New inventions/ and innovations come from those who think differently. And what us, World Possible want to do is to help a kid in underprivileged environment become the next ‘Einstein’ of tomorrow. If one wants a certain topic from Tanzania curriculum, a student can just search from searching engines.
Through Rachel, one can discover a lot of things that no where in the syllabus is said. By using resources in Rachel I discovered that just after independent, Tanganyika flag pattern and colors is not the same as that of today. I also discovered that Zanzibar flag pattern and colors after revolution of the arabs was inspired by the political party that throw the minority government etc…these are the things that you will never been told by the teacher, I never new until I was exploring information for the civics lessons on National symbols for form 1 class…Imagine the power of information if every teacher and students explore and discover one fact that is very important for their life/ classroom learning that they have never learnt anywhere.
All the great men and women around the world, are not great because they were dropped from heaven but rather, of well-informed they are. And in today’s world, with so much development in technology(Rachel) there is no excuse to be less-informed.
May I conclude by asking Rachel users and deployers to insist their communities to have much time of interaction with the Rachel in order to develop attitude of learning not just things in classroom but even understanding other things of interest. Example: Students they can play games of locating places in the World using Rachel to get clear picture of where they best places in the World are located.