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Michael Ukwuma
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The Learning Corridor

location_on Nigeria
The Learning Corridor is a community of learners who are neither exceptional nor top-class performers by any standards. They are drawn from a common region to study proven knowledge via deliberate efforts at exploring practice-based, experiential learning opportunities virtually and through pseudo-internships in participating host organizations.
Michael Ukwuma, Executive Director
Most skill-based out-of-school learning opportunities target excellent students excluding others. Whereas, being inclusive is the only guaranteed way to engender sustainable community development.

Michael Ukwuma, Executive Director

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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Michael Ukwuma on July 1st, 2021
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Innovation Overview

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Target Group
105
Children/Users
1
Country
2020
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
54
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Updated on May 23rd, 2022
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Why did you create this innovation?

Most opportunities for young people like scholarships and fellowships often target exceptional students while neglecting all others. This innovation exists to provide neutral opportunities for training and mentorship but is not based on previous records of studies or work. This is an equal opportunity space that is driven by the needs and offers as identified by all parties interesting in learning

How does your innovation work in practice?

There are 2 main parties required for this innovation to work: individuals that are interested in learning a particular skill from a workplace and an organization that is ready to share and support prospective learners. Ideal organizations are able to take on learners/interns who will settle for little or no remunerations in exchange for learning specific skills within a given period.
Learners are at liberty to decide when to start or end the learning arrangement and make the efforts to present themselves and make the best use of the resources at their disposal. Learners are willing to give a few hours to support their host organization if the need arises.
The learning corridor is a flexible opportunity that can take place virtually or physically in an organization that may be nonprofit or for-profit. The organization designates a staff who runs the program, facilitating learning on a particular subject within a specified time.

How has it been spreading?

This is a relatively new program that was developed in late 2019. So far, it is still in a pilot phase at SEVICS starting from January 2019. SEVICS has acted as the main host organization within this period and is sharing this innovation for the first time ever.
The program started with a person in January 2020. He would eventually become a staff of SEVICS months later and is currently facilitating the 2nd stream of the learning corridor at SEVICS with one learner. However, a total of 5 learners have signed up for several physical sessions of the learning corridor, while up to a hundred persons participated in a virtual session on time management in 2010. Similar virtual programs are scheduled to hold later this year.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

An organization may plan a quarterly learning corridor that accommodates a given number of learners.
Staff is designated to facilitate learning within the given period, for example, 10 hours in a quarter.
Learners are accepted until the corridor is full. The organization does not reject learners.
The corridor is independent of the running of the organization. It is a way they give back to society.

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July 2021
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
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