About the campaign
I hope you and your families are doing well!
As you are aware, my staff and I launched our Academic Support program in 2016 to give high and middle schoolers a digital and laboratory-like format of their curriculum along with some leadership development training. Because of your precious support, we have completed the key math and science courses at the high school level and started making them available to students in Dalaba and Conakry. Thank you for helping us to achieve this goal!
Here are abstracts of the courses currently available on our learning website. From the platform, our beneficiaries can download course content on their phones, study offline, and then sync their progress with our server when they connect to it. Our promotion video is here too. Feel free to share it. Let me add that 98% of the students who took these courses live at Jeune Espoir in Dalaba passed the Bac and think more critically than their peers on average.
Unlike the traditional classes, our courses give students who enroll them laboratory-like experiences. They encompass videos, images, narrations, interactions, simulations, project-based learnings (PBLs), and multiple types of testing methods. The interaction below (on the right), for example, is a summary of a lesson on the spinal cord from our Biology course. It uses several animations and interactions that allow students to understand the subject matter substantially. Its main goal is to enable learners to guess the name of each part of the spinal cord and click on it to verify.
The interaction below (on the left) allows students to power a parallel electrical circuit, get a sense of the flow of electrons, check voltages, disconnect one of the circuit's batteries, and even open one of the circuit branches to see the behavior of the tension.
Nearly all the students to whom we have presented our products in Guinea would like to subscribe and are on average able to pay $2.50, $5, and $10 for a license (Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) in rural, semi-urban, and urban areas, respectively. However, the access (installation, troubleshooting, monitoring, and assistance) costs to Jeune Espoir add up to $20 for a student per year. Therefore, $17.50, $15, and $10 are needed to install our program for a student in rural, semi-urban, and urban areas, respectively. To give 4,000 pupils access to a digital and laboratory-like format of their curriculum throughout FY2021-22 and FY2022-23, we are planning to raise 32,750 from foundations and 7,250 from individual donors like you. You are invited to subsidize the access fee for as many students as you can in Guinea.
You can give in three ways:
1) through here (our giving portal )
2) by sending a check payable to Jeune Espoir to Joyce Campbell, president of Jeune Espoir’s board, at the following address: 7 Plateau Pl, Unit D, Greenbelt MD 20770. She will deposit it into Jeune Espoir’s bank account in Greenbelt and send the money to us.
3) If you itemize deductions and need a receipt for that purpose, make your check out to the Washington, D.C. Christian Reformed Church, with Jeune Espoir in the memo line. The church will send the money to Jeune Espoir and issue you the proper receipt. The church’s address is: 5911 New Hampshire Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20011.
Your support is critical to upgrading the education of students in Guinea to prepare them for the globalized IT world.
All the best,
Sekou Mansare, Executive Director, Jeune Espoir