Digital Content Creation for Creole Learning to Improve Reading Skills in Primary School
Innovation: Digital Content Creation for Creole Learning to Improve Reading Skills in Primary School
Primary School, Haiti
Innovator: L’Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haiti
Location Applied: Haiti: Port au Prince
Potential Impact: 25,000 students
Digital Content Creation for Creole Learning to Improve Reading Skills in Primary School (DCC) will introduce 250 Interactive White Boards (IWB) into Haitian classrooms. The IWBs will be used to teach the Creole Language, while also adhering to the Ministry of Education’s authorized curriculum. The Creole content and IWBs will enhance communication between students and teachers, eliminate social barriers to learning such as limited local language content, and address teachers’ inability to effectively incorporate new technology in the classroom.
Inspiration: According to Project Manager Harold Narcisse, “Haitian school children in primary education are placed in learning conditions that greatly undermine their future. With an average repetition rate of 14 percent, about half the students leave school without completing primary education. More than 30 percent of those who reach the first six years of the basic education fail the official exam.”