“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Our Head of STEM, Rumbi Maisva, chats about a subject close to her heart – Education. She developed a system with the aim of providing a low-cost E-Learning System for African communities in underprivileged communities, called The eRumbric Ubuntu Collaborative Learning System.
The project was previously said to work on the “Speak to Prof Ron System” on MXit that provides learners with Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI) related assistance. The proposed solution was to create an automated system that provides automated responses to learners’ questions where these questions were previously answered and reside in the database of the new system, while allowing learners to post new questions to the administrator.
The motivation for this project was to be actively part of the solution that helps put education in the hands of children who are struggling and for them to get that support outside of school teachers where they do not get special attention.
This system was entered it into the Ericsson Innovation Awards and the Project was chosen into the Top 50.
The project was also entered into the Internet of Things Student Project Competition at the 7th ITEE International Conference and won third Prize.
Rumbi has since made progressive changes to the project so that it may be sustainable and widely used on popular platforms such as WhatsApp.
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