The Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) is a no profit organization that works for an inclusive knowledge society by blending innovation, education, inclusion and fundamental values.
The FMD coordinates the Italy-Cameroon project for scholastic twinning financed by the Lazio Region.
The project, which was launched in 2008, aims to implement satellite connectivity and create resource centers to improve the opportunities in south-western Cameroon (AERC: Area Enhancing Resource Centers) whilst promoting e-twinning and partnerships between schools in Rome and Fontem (Cameroon).
The operative program in favour of Fontem’s schools is realized on the territory by “Lebialem – Association for Twinned Schools” (LATS) in Cameroon and “Scuole in Rete” (SIR) a network of seven different kind of schools in Rome.
Current Status of the Digital Bridge Project
Digital Bridge is in its second phase. The first one has been concentrated on the creation of connectivity and infrastructures.
Thanks to ESA (European Space Agency) four schools in the Lebialem region has already an internet connectivity which is used for research and to create a solid relationship with the respective twinned schools in Rome.
Moreover, twelve men have been trained in order to maintain the technical infrastructures and they’re now regularly working with LATS assisting the schools.
Actually, the second phase is going to hold over until September 2011. All the partners are working hard to guarantee the internet connection to the schools that already have it and to provide to connect to the satellite three new schools.
Information and Communication Technology Aspects
During the time of technical improvement schools in both countries already work together using video-conference software so that many students can exchange their knowledge each other, working on the same subjects and comparing their point of views in didactical sessions during the school time. They’re producing a real remote session of lessons covering subjects like history (roman and cameroonian) and ecological education.
All the didactical material, that is going to be realized, will be translated in Italian and English (some schools are going to translate everything in French too) in order to be sent to the respective twinned schools and to be free shared on the project website following a perfect sharing knowledge behavior.
How Digital Bridge is Bridging Cameroon and Italy
The main object is to realize new fraternity relationships between peoples in a vision of independence and respective cultural, social, economical and spiritual enrichment. Specific objects are:
The project is developed following four lines of action:
Lebialem – Association for Twinned Schools - LATS, Cameroon
Sir - Scuole in Rete, Italy
in collaboration with ESA the European Space Agency
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