Who are we?
Our past experience
Support Education (SupEd PLC ) is an Ethiopian private company that focuses on introducing “Technology assisted Education System” in Ethiopia and other countries in Africa.
SupEd has long experience in providing schools and universities with offline digital resources. Since 2009, SupEd has been deploying the eGranary in the country as the field associate of the WiderNet project that is based in UNC of USA.
Subsequent development of new resources and projects led to the we establishment and registration of the company in 2016
Support Education’s vision is to become a “one stop education solution” in delivering quality digital educational content supported by technology related products, such as, tablets, school networking solutions and power options such as solar energy for all system hardware in schools and institutions whether or not they are on the national grid. Thus, making our projects and products appropriate for use everywhere in the country.
What we do?
We have deliver solutions to Ethiopian higher education, Preparatory school, high schools, and lower schools. Working with professionals from the field of ICT (Software and mobile application development, computer networking) education and management, we are offering an offline digital library system developed according to the national curriculum and following a non-structured education approach. This development includes availing digitized educational resources for all school levels of students as well as training of users.
Digital Resources Platforms:
The offline digital resources loaded on the school server and individual tablets are used in:-
- Formal education system: Students and school community are given with digital educational resource which includes Textbooks, video tutorials, and reference materials in different formats to assist the education system and bridge the digital gap to have competent citizens.
- Non-formal Education: Students which are not reached by formal education is the other challenge of our country Ethiopia, and Africa. To address these problems, we are working on a digital resource to reach those groups of the community through, Numeracy, Literacy and lifelong learning materials.
Network Solution: This is a wired and wireless network installation that makes the digital resources accesible for the users on digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, Laptops, and PC.
Solar power: We offer a tried and tested solar power source, for our ICT hardware including the SupEd tablets.
Training: In addition to training and supporting our educational solution products, we provide onsite and in-house training on E-Learning, Capacity Building for educational institutions’ community and ICT related service providers.
- An open source library platform that can be used to organize resources, for all levels of learners in schools,
- A grade level tablet loaded with core curricular textbooks, and video tutorials that can be accessed offline,
- Interactive resources loaded on tablets for “speed school” (grade 1 to 3), and adult education and lifelong learning.
- School offline server system that can synchronize with central server of the MOE cloud system on demand, and serve the school community as
- A source of supplementary materials in different formats,
- Incorporated LMS such as Moodle for e learning and automating evaluation system of the school,
- SMS (School Management System software that automates the life cycle of a student from admission to graduation).
- School wired and wireless network used to connect devices to the main resources server.
- Small hand held solar powered battery and solar panel, used to recharge tablets.
Our Collaborative Partners
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Sparkman Center and Support Education entered into an agreement with Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Health, in 2016.
The purpose of the agreement was to develop a “Curriculum-based offline digital library system” for General Education and “Course-based electronic library system” (CBELS) for health colleges in the country.
Through the partnership with MOE, CBELS is being installed in 28 health colleges in the country of which we have already assisted with the installations in 13 colleges and are working with the MOH on the next 15 installations.
The Offline Curriculum Resources Pilot.
Curriculum-based offline digital resources for grade 9 through 12 in the first phase, grade 7 & 8 in the second phase were developed and piloted in two regions (Chacha General Secondary and Preparatory school in Amahara and Burayu General Secondary and Preparatory School in Oromia ).
Impact survey and field visits by MOE and regional leadership for assessment of feasibility and acceptability were made in December 2017.
The overall assessment result was satisfactory and its implementation to other school was agreed by all participants of all regional leadership meeting taken place in March of 2018.
Following the revised roadmap of the education system, we are now working on a technology-assisted educational lab, in collaboration with the different organization across the globe.