The Hello Hub in St. James is located in the public courtyard of the Primary School. The build in November 2015 was conducted around the same time as school graduation, so many children, parents and community members were able to support the team of Project Hello World. The school has a wonderful relationship with the surrounding community, and we are positive that, over time, the Hello Hub can help this relationship to strengthen and expand even further. Once the Hello Hub was up and running, the community conducted a Skype call with Dr Sugata Mitra, pioneer of the "Hole in the Wall" experiment who helped bring the potential of self-organised learning environments (SOLE) to the public's attention. The teachers present at the call were very interested in the SOLE approach and how to integrate the findings in their lessons.
Due to its location, there are always lots of younger children present at the Hello Hub, and it will be fascinating to see how their education will be supported by the use of this digital learning platform.
OUR PARTNER IN UGANDA
Partnering with a local education foundation, Pangea Education Development, we were able to begin our work in Uganda with not just first-hand knowledge, but more importantly with a pre-existing respectful and strong relationship with the community.