Rescue plan for our forgotten high school students

27 July 2021 | Education

Fanuel Shinedima



It's July and I am on my balcony in Stellenbosch having coffee attending an online class from the comfort of my couch. My university has introduced me to online learning, an initiative that has been able to keep me up to date regardless of the lockdown stages this year.

I immediately think about Namibia, my fellow high school students and the struggles they are possibly enduring due to closure of schools alongside side a new curriculum that seems to be a challenge for many.

I wondered for a few seconds and reflected back to how I endured the same journey last year. Covid-19 has changed so many things and has us in positions where we no longer see what the future holds. The only way we can keep going through this hard time is to innovate and adapt to what seems to be a challenge.

I looked at the resources I have, my skills and what I am good at and that is how I founded Edu-Line Academy. A project seeking to provide a simple fully online learning platform for students across the country. This project will run on for four months, August till November. At the moment, due to lack of resources, this initiative is only available to students with access to the internet and a smartphone or a laptop, it remains my personal vision to make quality education inclusive for all as it remains our fundamental right. I am still thinking about those students, maybe you can help me.

The tutorship project will cover possibly almost every subject offered for grades 10, 11 and 12. This will include Ordinary Level, Higher Level and AS Level. The platform includes access to past papers, pre-recorded and live classes and personal assistance to students from Edu-Line tutors.

I have decided to introduce Namibian high school students to the concept of online learning, to allow them to fully utilize their time to prepare for their exams and possibly the new environment we are all in. This project will also focus on providing mentoring and support like university applications just to mention a few. The students will communicate with tutors on the platform and this will allow them to properly learn. I will be offering support in Accounting, Economics and Business Studies for all grades and levels.

Along side other partners, we have decided to dedicate our time, resources and skills to Namibian students to assist them through the remaining four months of their high school journeys to make a difference. Like many tutoring academies, we are not a for profit academy however we charge a small fee that I have decided to contribute towards growing the network, by providing as many tutors on ground to assist as well as to grow the network. It remains a challenge to acquire free tutors so part of the fees will cater to compensate tutors to assist our students.

I am therefore calling on prospective tutors, prospective students and prospective donors and other stakeholders to make use of this opportunity, to apply, donate and support our students. I personally do understand how challenging it is for disadvantaged students who cannot access this opportunity, and that is where you come in. Give me a WhatsApp text on +264815682174 or reach me on [email protected] for registration and other enquiries. I am also able to assist schools develop and transform to digital learning.

Until them, keep safe, mask up and vaccinate. Let's fight the virus.

Similar News

 

Mobile app counsels San learners

4 days ago - 22 September 2021 | Education

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKFocusing on curbing high school dropout rates at Donkerbos Village in the Omaheke Region, a Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) computer science...

Namdeb continues journey to provide better education for all

5 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Education

In line with Namdeb’s continuous pursuit of social responsibility objectives, Oranjemund Private School (OPS) donated approximately 3 000 sets of library books to Ambrosius Amuntenya...

Star Teacher of the Week

5 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Education

1. When and where did your teaching profession start? My teaching career started in 2008 at a school in Omaheke Region called Gustav Kandjii Junior...

MTN Namibia and Old Mutual join hands in education

5 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Education

Enzo AmueleThe ministry of education, arts and culture recently received continuing professional development material worth N$370 000 from Old Mutual and MTN Namibia.MTN Namibia and...

Namcol hosts 20th graduation ceremony

5 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Education

Enzo AmueleThe Namibian College for Open Learning (Namcol) held its 20th graduation ceremony at the Jetu Jam facility in Windhoek on 16 September 2021.The theme...

Unam dogged by fraud claims

1 week ago - 17 September 2021 | Education

MATHIAS HAUFIKU WINDHOEK The University of Namibia (Unam) is facing criticism from its staffers for allegedly refusing to...

Impact of 2022 school calendar on education sphere

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Education

Mariselle StofbergThe ministry of education, arts and culture announced a change in the amount of terms for the 2022 school calendar. The new approved school...

Your planning survival kit

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Education

Mariselle Stofberg and Jeanette DiergaardtThe idea of exams and tests keeps learners up at all hours of the night. You stress about the amount of...

Star teacher of the week

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Education

Can you tell us who inspired you to become a teacher and where and when your teaching journey started?I was inspired by Mrs Dipare, she...

Designing a better future

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Education

Yochanaan Coetzee Visual media is a universal format that cuts across the barriers of race, language and cultural context. Through illustration and art, humans...

Latest News

Marketing Namibia as an investment...

2 days ago - 24 September 2021 | Economics

PHILLEPUS UUSIKUThe ease of doing business, quality of roads and infrastructure, political and economic stability, good governance and judiciary independence are some of the factors...

Forklifting failure

2 days ago - 24 September 2021 | Others

Natasja ByleveldAre you OK thinking about unconventional ideas that could uplift society and norms to a higher standard? Do you like a challenge, or do...

Big thinker who is not...

2 days ago - 24 September 2021 | People

Contrasting with his considered, analytical, and steady approach to life, Rolf Mendelsohn is an undisputed adventurer. Together with the other founders of Paratus, Rolf...

Children abused as govt turns...

2 days ago - 24 September 2021 | Police

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKStaff at a centre for orphans and vulnerable people in Katutura...

Economy crawls into the green

2 days ago - 24 September 2021 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy WINDHOEKNamibia’s economy grew by 1.6% for the three months ended 30 June, the first positive year-on-year quarterly growth since the...

Oxygen giant spreads misinformation in...

2 days ago - 24 September 2021 | Health

MADLEN DAVIES and TUYEIMO HAIDULA LONDON/OSHAKATI One of the world’s biggest industrial gas companies spread misinformation in an attempt to stop...

Nigeria aims to boost oil...

2 days ago - 24 September 2021 | Economics

Nigeria said Wednesday it aims to produce 1.88 million barrels per day of crude oil next year and the budget will be based on the...

Submissions open for Hollard Sport...

2 days ago - 24 September 2021 | Economics

STAFF REPORTERLockdown and the limitations on gatherings and events have driven those in the sports marketing and promotional space to have to adapt, digitise, dig...

An easy ride-hailing platform

2 days ago - 24 September 2021 | Others

Wetumwene Shikage The everyday experience for many Namibians of getting a taxi to from different locations has been made more convenient. TaxiConnect provides an easy...

Load More