G-2377

Digital Literacy Revolution

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Project Description

Region: Eastern Europe

Country: Croatia

Location: Croatia

Total Budget: $650,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy



Main objective is to create Digital hubs in approximately 500 elementary school libraries in Croatia by deploying advanced but affordable technology (*micro:bit), supported with rich content and training. These digital hubs will be used to introduce conceptual coding nationwide in lower grades (1-4) of elementary schools.

This way we redefine literacy and enable kids to adopt skills and knowledge required for the global challenges thus radically improving equality of opportunities irrespective of country's GDP, gender, school systems or personal preferences.

Digital era has made coding, including algorithmic way of thinking and problem-solving skills, widely recognized as the key competency in STEM (and many other fields), that is being introduced into elementary schools' curricula worldwide.

Primary beneficiaries of this project will be elementary school students grade 1-4 and related teachers and

librarians by helping them use and integrate powerful tool into formal, every day education (micro:bit has

endless scalability, sensors for interaction with the environment and possibilities for creative use especially to

connect to real world challenges). Secondary beneficiaries will be: parents, to rest assured that their kids will be

well prepared for their digital future; Ministry of Science and Education (MoSE), to have such a powerful but

low cost, unlimited scalability tool to support accelerated adoption of digital literacy from the earliest stages of

education; Croatian IT Industry, to be more optimistic about future availability of STEM skills for the needs of

the industry and last but not least, society in general, to see constructive efforts in building future generations of

digital professionals and citizens, and valued members of Croatian and global digital society.

You can find more details about project in attached draft application.

Primary Host Partner

District: 1913

Rotary Club of: Zagreb-Centar

Primary Contact: Danijel Jozic

Email: danijel.jozic@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Need $308,667
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #19914.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Zagreb-Centar (1913)

19-Feb-20

$12,000

$12,000

$24,000

Heerenveen (1590)

19-Feb-20

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Beloit (6250)

19-Feb-20

$25,000

$25,000

$50,000

Bellevue (5030)

19-Feb-20

$5,000

$0

$5,000

District 7710 DDF

19-Feb-20

-

$6,000

$6,000

Taipei Fu-Jung (3481)

19-Feb-20

$2,000

$0

$2,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$308,667

-

$308,667

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$181,333

$53,000

$234,333

Total

$650,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents


[19-Feb-20]
Community Assessment


[19-Feb-20]
Draft Grant Application


[19-Feb-20]
Presentation

 

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History Log Entries

19-Feb-20

by Danijel Jozic

System Entry: Creation of project page.

19-Feb-20

by Danijel Jozic

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Ivo Wenzler of the Rotary Club of Heerenveen, District 1590.

19-Feb-20

by Danijel Jozic

System Entry: Pledge of $25,000 with $25,000 DDF by Cathy Niliaram of the Rotary Club of Beloit, District 6250.

19-Feb-20

by Danijel Jozic

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by David Anderson of the Rotary Club of Bellevue, District 5030.

19-Feb-20

by Danijel Jozic

System Entry: Pledge of $6,000 DDF by Barry Philips of District 7710.

19-Feb-20

by Danijel Jozic

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Josephine Wong of the Rotary Club of Taipei Fu-Jung, District 3481.

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