Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact
The educational channel could enlighten people in developing countries to know their right, to learn, and to get useful information for their life. Some young children in Nepal can't go to school because they have to take care of their family. Some can't go to school because it's too far from home, and some women can't go to school because their family, their parents, or their husband don't like them to study. With solar powered radio, all of them could learn even if they can't go to school. It works everywhere without electricity, and the radio beam could spread broadly. The society could Educating people is the most important thing for the development of the country.
Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing
One child in eight in developing countries gets no primary schooling. Of the estimated 75 million children in the developing world who receive no primary schooling, about 55 percent are girls. The Unesco report said that, despite progress in countries like Tanzania and Ethiopia, one third of all children in sub-Saharan Africa did not go to school. Current projections for 2015 indicated that in poorer countries at least 29 million children, and probably many more, would be out of school. Although enrollment in primary education was expanding in Arab countries and stood at 84 percent of school-age children, 5.7 million were still getting no schooling, 61 percent of them girls, the report said. In Egypt, more than 95 percent of children not in school were girls. Needless to say, the percentage of going to school decrease rapidly when the ages of children go up. It is difficult to make all children in developing countries to go to school because of their work load. Also, it is more difficult to make women in the countries to go to school because of the social prejudice on women. We should find ways to let them study.
Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. What might prevent that success?
To make this innovation success, NGO and the ministry of education in developing countries should cooperate and make an educational broadcasting channel. First, gather teachers who could make lectures and organize education programs. Countries with same language and culture may do it together. While making programs, produce solar radios. The cost for producing solar radios would be paid by government, supporting companies, or donated money from other countries. After making educational channel and producing solar radios, give radios first to the children can’t go to school, and then next to the women who want to learn but can’t go to school.
Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible
First year is testing period, women and children who can’t go to school in some state will all get the solar radios. They will try it and make feedback on programs. In second year, more people will get this radio and study. They are not just getting a radio but also getting hope for life that they can learn. In third year, the innovation will settled down and the average knowledge and intellectual level of people will be much higher.
If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?
In a few years, intellectual level of the people will be grew up a lot. It means they have power to stand against unfair exploitation and social prejudice. People educated through radio will realize how important education is, and they will send their child to school even if they are poor. The government will also try to make systems that could increase entrance rate of school. South Korea for example, despite the miserable situation after war, the power of the Korean economy grown rapidly for the last three decades is the zeal for education. Education is the main energy for a country to go forward.