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Closing the Gap in Access to Education
eLibrary uses new micro-compression technology to bring thousands of hours of curated, curriculum-based content to communities around the world who lack reliable infrastructure and internet access. The eLibrary plays a significant role in student-centered learning and student-centered learning approaches, as it allows them to have a more self-directed approach to education.
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“This is another way of extending the libraries beyond brick and mortar structures and literally bringing the library from the schools. We are becoming more and more a digital society, using mobile phones, tablets and other devices to obtain information.”
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More than 200,000 Students Impacted Island-Wide!
Our Enactus Team formed a partnership with the Ministry of Education Youth and Information in Jamaica, to deploy our eLibrary solutions in all High Schools across the country, both private and public. The project has become a model for addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal #4-Quality Education, one country at a time.
Local eLibrary Efforts
This past year, our team continued to push the boundaries of what is possible through our eLibrary project, expanding the reach of our elibrary drives to areas within our local community. As of now, we have distributed drives to varying places such as Alvord School District, La Vida Mission School, and the Riverside Migrant Education Program. Continuing on with our international mission, we have deployed eLibrary to Kamagambo High School, Kenya. In addition to our new implementations, we have also updated our drives in order to meet the needs of our communities. We now have four versions of our drive: English, Spanish, Bilingual, and Life Science and Health.
We are continually expanding the capabilities of eLibrary. This year, we tested eLibrary in a homeless shelter, Samaritan Inn in McKinney, TX. Many homeless individuals are undereducated due to unstable living conditions. eLibrary helps Samaritan Inn residents study for the GED by providing thousands of hours of quality educational content. The Samaritan Inn users found elibrary applicable to their studies and strongly agreed that elibrary helped improve their understanding of difficult concepts. Another non-school population we are reaching are migrant education programs. The purpose of migrant education programs is to ensure that all migratory children reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma. We are currently working with the Riverside, Stanislaus, Modesto, and Merced migrant education programs. Our goal is to reach every migrant education program in California, with our next stops being the Ventura and San Diego migrant education programs.
“The students are also more familiar with the sciences, and I can’t get them to leave the devices alone. Every day they want to explore the sciences. Our students now can learn research skills, which are very important, and what I love about this awesome device, is that without Internet, anywhere you are, you are able to access it through your phone.”
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Visit La Sierra University’s Secure Donation Page at https://lasierra.edu/donate/. Under “Other,” enter an amount in the donation box and “Enactus [+ name of the project/expense you wish to support]” in the description box. Continue to enter your payment and billing information. Your donation will be processed, you will be sent a tax-deductible receipt, and your donation will immediately begin transforming lives through the Enactus Field Station.
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Donations designated for specific projects and operations will be solely used for those purposes. Non-designated donations will be applied to the greatest area of need within the team and its projects.
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