Maarifasasa Services

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MOOC Platform


Our MOOCs service aims to avail quality local educational content sourced from the finest and most experienced teachers and schools in Uganda to the most marginalized learners.

Maarifasasa strives to ensure access to quality education for all by eliminating the barriers that several learners often face for example limited finances. In Uganda, the best schools which attract the best teachers because of the high wage incentives they can offer tend to be the most expensive too. As such, several learners with great potential but limited finances cannot access such schools hence are denied a right to quality education.

Our MOOC content development focuses on working with top subject experts from Uganda’s finest local schools to create local education content in-line with national curriculum and making them accessible at a highly subsidized price. We are also revolutionizing the way online content is disseminated especially targeting learners without the necessary resources to make the most out of MOOCs. We are doing this at our E-learning Hubs. Through our e-learning hubs, we are giving access to our massive online courses to the most marginalized learners with limited or no access to the internet and without computers to access the content.

The E-learning Hubs offer an alternative to school classrooms offering safe and easily accessible learning environments for the learners who would otherwise not have access to such necessities. At the E-learning Hubs, the learners have access to personal computers to access the plethora of online lessons tailored to their level of education in line with national school system. Each of these computers always have a fast internet connection. Each E-learning Hub is deployed with teaching assistants who are subject experts themselves to facilitate the learning of the students. Students can ask them questions on subject matter and receive help instantly. In addition, the students have access to learning resources like textbooks, past papers, and on-demand tutors to help them achieve their greatest potentials.

VirtualSasa


VirtualSasa is our virtual reality solution for immersive and experiential learning. We are making expensive and exclusive school trips that are often out of reach to several Ugandan and African school learners a thing of the past.

Virtual Reality is a technology by which computer-aided stimuli create the immersive experience of being somewhere else through special headsets. VirtualSasa enables teachers and educators to immerse their learners into experiences that blur the line between classroom knowledge and real-world experience.

Why VirtualSasa?

VirtualSasa is changing the way field-based and practical subjects are taught. In Uganda, subjects like Geography require extensive amounts of field experience. Unfortunately, due to the cost associated with such trips schools only organize on average three trips a year for a selected class level. Far worse, several schools aren’t in position to organize a single trip at all. The implication of these are students with abstract knowledge they cannot link to any real-life experience or their environment.

VirtualSasa substantially cuts the cost of these trips by over 80% yet offers a limitless learning experience that is fully immersive. This is what we call 21st century learning.

How do we achieve this?

We work closely with our network of teachers to create the Virtual Reality experiences for our learners that are well aligned with the syllabus and national curriculum thereby significantly improving performance in national exams. VirtualSasa makes learning fun, experiential, immersive, and engaging.

TutorSasa


TutorSasa is a mobile and web application that makes everyone's personal teacher, a screen-tap away, connecting every learner with their favourite personal teacher/tutor.

TutorSasa makes it easy for students to find tutors/coaches and for tutors/coaches/teachers to conveniently connect with students who need help in particular subjects and or with parents whose children need help.

Through the application, students can search for tutors on-demand, make a tutoring request, and attend and pay for a tutoring session. The students are also able to rate their tutor and give feedback on their experience. Students can view the tutors’ schedule ahead of time and choose the time that best suites them.

Communication between tutors and learners can happen both online through the in-built chat capabilities or offline through SMS and regular phone calls via users’ service providers.

How do we achieve this?

We work closely with our network of teachers to create the Virtual Reality experiences for our learners that are well aligned with the syllabus and national curriculum thereby significantly improving performance in national exams. VirtualSasa makes learning fun, experiential, immersive, and engaging.