Changing how we teach the rural poor
It came as a surprise to us that our first offline internet application program was to set the standard for future program developments.
Hedhi Help was developed at Santa Clara University to teach young African girls about sexual development and reproduction. It was designed to work on Android devices and features colorful graphics in a simple, easy to understand format.
Based on the success of this application, we have begun to develop similar applications that address critically important healthcare information in a format that is easy to understand by illiterate rural women.
Programs in development:
- Neonatal health (UmwanaThrive)
- Cervical Cancer
- Disease Prevention
- YouLearn Educational System
For the first time, rural areas that lack electrical service and internet access will be able to learn about healthcare and disease prevention from state of the art technology; information that is taught by educators that speak their dialect so they will learn.
Leaving No One Behind
As we develop our educational programs, we keep in mind the population that we serve. Deaf and disabled communities have long been left out of policies and programs regarding healthcare. As a result, less than 50% of the disabled community has access to healthcare due to exhorbitant costs and lack of access to medical facilities. Our programs are closing the gap to accessibility to healthcare information.