Half of the world's poorest children have no access to digital education due to poverty and Geographic isolation . 70% of Nigeria's youth live in underserved communities and do not have stable economic opportunities, one-third are unemployed, it is estimated that ICT will create 2 million jobs in Africa over the next 5 years, But only 1% of Nigerian children leave school with basic ICT skills
We built peddle ilabs on the idea that the more students get involved in hands on practical learning using Computers the more likely the child will be a life long learner and a value addition to the society.
Our innovation is a mobile and digital classroom that is fitted either on a bicycle or motor cycle driven by an interractive study platform with mini computers powered by solar energy ,this technology affords young people from the poorest households rural and lower income communities to instantly convert already existing space at home or in school into digital classrooms for learning Digital skills, such as coding, computer programming, robotics, graphics designs and computer appreciation this method has proven to be very effective as we have so far impacted over 3,000 students and have reached over 8,000 youths and still counting.
Peddle ilabs eliminates the huge cost invested in building traditional school ICT laboratories there by accelerating quick expansion and impact.
The presence of peddle ilabs in engaged communities , has shown an increased level of Youth Employment, Learning practical ICT in schools where peddle ilabs is presence has shown an increase in the overall performance of students in computer based test (CBT) examinations and a 70% improved test scores .
With an impact of over 8,000 youth and 3000 young students been connected to ICT Skills and digital education ,covering over 30 schools and 10 ICT training centres within Nigeria.
Adopting peddle ilabs to other context has to go from Understanding how peddle ilabs works, target Beneficiaries and outcomes expected, the management of peddle ilabs should be reached in such situations.