Pacar School project: a bridge between technology and education
Among the projects that have come to light within the first collaborative networks created within The Economy of Francesco is Pacar School, a bridge between technology and education. Today the members of this team tell us about the new steps and challenges to carry forward the development of this project.
We are collaborating with two schools from the dioceses of Mansa: Bahati minor seminary and Holy Trinity. Both schools already had a working computer lab, but lacking an internet connection. For this reason we decided to install the courses offline, on a local server computer. In order to do this, the computers needed to be wired together and other improvements to the lab setup were in need.
This is what the project focussed on in the past weeks: thanks to the EoF contribution, we added cables and network switches that allow the computer to connect to a local server and fetch the material for the courses. With the support of the local parish and the schools, we’ve also installed our first course (HTML) on the server, so that each individual computer can watch it and each student can go at their own pace. Our team members on the ground, Martin, Mubanga and Natasha made this initial step possible, with a lot of practical effort, buying the material, wiring the computers, installing the server etc.