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INCLUTAB

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INCLUTAB learning device in the form of a mini tab that has already been programmed with academic content, tailored to serve those with low digital skill and disabilities. 

INCLUTAB is for children from poorer backgrounds who tend to have less access to internet connectivity, computers, and other devices, and reside in rural areas where local languages take dominance over English. 

Define three specific objectives that you would like to achieve with your proposal.

• Enable marginalized youth in primary and secondary schools in the suburban regions in Nigeria to gain access to education during the Covid- 19 lockdown  

• Ensure Digital Inclusion for people living in the rural and Suburban parts of the country. 

• Offer interactive and personalized learning to ensure better assimilation and engagement. 

What problems (particularly in value chain competitiveness and global disruption) are your community’s stakeholders facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic?

Due to the government’s move to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus it has issued a lockdown to ensure the safety of people. This has resulted to the closure is schools in Nigeria and many schools have opted for learning through the online platform. 

According to the Digital 2020 Global Overview Report published in January 2020, around 169.2 million people - 83 percent of Nigerians have access to mobile phone connections; however, of these, 50 percent - around 84.5 million people, reside in urban areas. For the population with access, these are mostly Students in the urban area. For children from poorer backgrounds who tend to have less access to internet connectivity, computers, and other devices, and reside in rural areas where local languages take dominance over English, ICT-learning uptake will be limited. The inequity in access to ICT-based learning has the adverse effect of further intensifying the existing disparities in learning outcomes along socio-economic lines, and the urban-rural divide. 

What minimum viable solution(s) are you proposing to address the challenge(s) in your community?

INCLUTAB is already programmed with academic content, this will enable people in areas with low internet connectivity to use it effectively. 

We designed the content of INCLUTAB to offer personalized experience to learned and it includes virtual assistance to aid easy assimilation students with special needs. 


Here is the unique thing about INCLUTAB that you haven’t seen in other educational devices, it takes into consideration the learners gender, language and even location in order to offer personalized tools. 


These tabs will have content that can serve a wide range of students in one family. 

It will be incorporated with an sms tool which students can use to communicate with tutors were the can Submit assignments. 

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This won’t just help in ensuring people stay schooled but will also ensure bridging of digital gaps.

We will offer INCLUTAB free of charge for marginalized and people with special needs. 

This will be made available by a “buy one give one free, were people in can buy this tablet and also pay for the one that will be given to people in the suburban community free. 

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edited on 23rd May 2020, 03:05 by Patrick Obumselu
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Goodness Chammang 2 months ago

Hello Patrick, you have a wonderful idea with a great overview. Just few questions I have to ask, that may be of help, to assist you refine and detail your idea. (1) Who is producing the tabs because it is hardware? (2) what means would you use to identify these children? What is the mode of distribution? And How will these children have access to these tabs?
(3) Are the tabs for free? Because in most cases rural dwellers won't be able to afford a tab. (4) How will they have access to Internet connectivity? Because most rural areas have poor or inadequate Internet service. And who is paying for the Internet service? (5) Also is this for Charity or profit? You articulated well. Wishing you best of luck.

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Patrick Obumselu 2 months ago

Thanks for tour contribution.

We are buying the tab from producers and programming the content ourselves.
We already have a target community we are working with (Makoko slim).
It’s free, but will be paid for by crowdfunding.
It doesn’t need internet connection.
The profit is for running the business.

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Goodness Chammang 2 months ago

Alright, best wishes.

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Sunday Bawa 2 months ago

Sounds good. How would a village user upgrade it's content when the need arises?

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Patrick Obumselu 2 months ago

Nice question. Our costumer relationship include a tech support which will keep in touch with users through SMS.

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Sunday Bawa 2 months ago

Yes Patrick.

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Sunday Bawa 1 month ago

“In Somalia, offline recorded lessons are being uploaded onto solar-powered tablets and made available to children”, the UN agency added - UNICEF

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Patrick Obumselu 1 month ago

Yes, but we are offering students a solution they can use without the aid of teachers. We are proposing personalized experience.

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Sunday Bawa 1 month ago

*solar powered tablets or even both that can also work with electricity.

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Israel Abazie 1 month ago

This is well thought out idea and drives home your vision. However, you might want to pay special attention to your business sustainability: How will you nourish your business operations to keep at it for a long time? Good job

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Patrick Obumselu 1 month ago

Yes, our sustainability is to run a buy 1 pay for two model.

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Tafadzwa Chikwereti 1 month ago

Hello how will you make it sustainable? Great idea

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Marabe Ditshego 2 weeks ago

Hi Patrick,
I trust you are well.

Let me congratulate you on your idea. I’m really impressed by the fact the INCLUTAB’s solution has taken into consideration the challenge of low access to internet connectivity, computers, and other devices in poor areas.

I wish to share a few questions and remarks for your consideration.
1. It would be great to list the curriculum you have developed so that we can understand INCLUTAB’s focus areas.
2. It would be great to understand who your technology partner supply/developing the learning devices is, if any.
3. I see that you’ve mentioned that INCLUTAB is free of charge for marginalized and people with special needs even so, it would be beneficial to know how INCLUTAB will be financed?
4. I really wish you had crafted a story explaining how you and your team came to conceptualizing INCLUTAB and the journey you’ve travelled from the beginning to date. I will definitely look out for your story video.

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James Kiruri 2 weeks ago

Be on the lookout for government requests as now more than ever, online learning will have to be made a reality

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Lynda Beggache 2 weeks ago

Hello Patrick, I hope you are doing well.
Your project is really of a considerable importance for an efficient digital ecosystem, considering the main two valuable facts that are education and youth. I believe an important objective of your project is the one of bridging the digital gap between urban and rural areas in terms of ICT usage for children, I am curious to know
*which kind of specific technologies integrated, or in other words, used, to make the included programs more personalised, and in which way it can help the child have an easier way of the INCLUTAB.
* The part of the program that considers the specific need of the young users is truly of social and community-based values, this is why it would be better if you could go through a basic understanding of which included features in the program will ease the outcome of the INCLUTAB usage, and if there is any category of specific needs the program is adapted to.
* Another aspect in line with the specific needs help, will the virtual assistance be designed by the tablets providers, or it will be designed and proposed by your team to be considered? Will it need technologies like AI and Machine Learning so that is will be more personalised?
I do believe your idea will bring lots of not only assistance and ease for the children in poorer conditions, but also human and social values, as well as joy in their lives, this is why I really trust you can make your idea even more solid with few additional details and a story for catching the attention.
Best luck for you Patrick!

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Victoria Masso 1 week ago

Status label added: Mentor feedback received

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Nivashini Rave Rattey 1 week ago

Status label added: Community feedback received

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Nivashini Rave Rattey 1 week ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Thomas Mueller 1 week ago

Dear Patrick,

in Namibia we have a 15 Year old Entrepreneur who won several Awards and Pitch competitions so far. He developed THE LAB. It sounds quite similar to what you aim for. Here is an Article and maybe there is an opportunity to collaborate: https://www.namibiansun.com/news/a-passion-for-gaming2018-09-11

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Alberto Farca 1 day ago

Hello Patrick,

Congratulations on your idea. I specially liked the “buy one give one free" model and the focus on students with special needs.

I think that this project is a great solution during Covid-19 lockdowns, but it has a great potential even after. My suggestion would be to include some features for a post-covid-19 project (maybe you already have them, but you should make them explicit and include them in your final submission).

For example, in Mexico and other countries in Latin America there have been various initiatives that give tablets with pre-loaded content to students. One of the main problems with this initiatives was that many teachers did not have the necessary digital abilities and therefore rejected the tablets and their content.

The second major problem was that the content and learning methods included in the tablets was not agreed with teachers. Teachers did not like the content or teaching methods promoted and in many cases asked the students not to use the tablets.

My suggestion would be to incorporate teachers and educators views in how your software and personalization experience works. This could enable teachers to promote your idea during and after covid-19 lockdowns.

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