Inmediate Action Oriented Courses

Distribution of electronic tablets with projectors and a solar panel (as cheap as possible) which will contain follow-on courses for community development, the courses will include farming, house building, renewable energies and task-oriented elementary courses for children.

 

Tablets will be distributed by community or family depending on availability, the courses will give guidelines for improving the community starting at the family level, they will be separated by region and resource availability to simplify the process, it will contain diagrams, drawings and maps all focused on simplifying  the process as much as possible and reducing the need for translations.

 

The courses will start by solving immediate necessities, by using indoor/outdoor/hydroponics/greenhouse farming, water purification, electricity generation, food storage and security using the cheapest resources available and improving upon already built infrastructure. There will be two different approaches depending on the needs of the community, starting by town or family development and then going the other way around.

 

The second part of the courses will be aimed at children following the same principle of drawings and diagrams along with immediate action-oriented tasks based on elementary school principles which can be either taught by the family or given daily by the community.

 

The goal is to allow the communities to develop at a group and family level in any region they might find themselves.

 

It will benefit the community as a whole by allowing homeschooling and/or ready available courses for the community to teach, preventing children from long distance travel through dangerous places and giving them a secure environment to learn along with task-oriented courses at first which could go to any educational level.

 

A similar idea was used in Mexico it’s called telesecundaria, which is basically recorded courses given by a tv, at specified locations build for that purpose.

 

The advantages is that it reduces the need for personnel and it allows children to study while at the same time solving its immediate needs and developing their own communities, another advantage is that they can be taught and used by anyone anywhere, using materials available, until aid or other infrastructure can build in the community, other organizations depend on aid distribution which can take a long time just by the problem of transportation, there is also no sustainability since it forces the community to become dependant on foreign aid, this courses will also allow either community or humanitarian organizations to have a better idea of what the community needs depending on what level of development they are in, and sending aid according to this same principle, this also applies to education by providing security.

 

The most difficult part depends on the terrain the community is in, as some materials might be difficult to obtain like seeds or those required for electricity generation,  so in some cases the courses might not be entirely self.sustained, and they might require immediate aid, still the requisites for this to happen will be less as there should be a specific program for each circumstance.

 

The courses could be used in any emergency setting, although their usefulness it’s focused on medium to long-term development, they will also provide immediate skills for basic necessities issues and could also contain guidelines for armed conflict areas, like house building, security, landmines or other problem that might exists.

 

The best locations to start will be at prolonged displacements locations and refugee camps, these places are a middle ground between all other settings, allowing easier access to aid and some level of security from armed conflict while at the same time not requiring immediate action like a natural disaster.

 

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