“After each lesson, you can be sure of this one thing;
the bright eyes and the smiling faces of those ever so grateful students will keep a smile on your face through the rest of the day.”
From a senior teacher, Colin Brewster in Toronto
Technology is making it easier than ever for us to communicate with people all over the world. However, does technology truly enrich our lives or does it impoverish us instead?
Gible utilizes technology to enrich the lives of students in developing countries and the lives of retired seniors in developed countries.
Gible enables education connecting students in developing countries with seniors in developed countries and providing students with high-quality education and seniors with a healthy, meaningful life.
Gible was developed after years of preparation:
(1) identifying schools in Africa, as well as seniors of churches in Toronto for collaboration;
(2) conducting feasibility surveys with the seniors, students, and schools; and
(3) testing the local internet infrastructure and the quality of video chat systems between schools and facilities.
Since 2018, both the Gible platform and diverse educational materials have been created and tested at different locations in eight countries (Ethiopia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Lebanon, Dominican Republic, and Brazil).
From NGO partnerships with foundations dedicated to making computer labs and schools around the world, we are expanding Gible’s reach in developing countries and continuing to improve the class with seniors and volunteers in developing countries.