The COVID19 pandemic has made a big difference this year, confronting people around the world with unprecedented challenges. This is why we need your support! Teaching at the PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute (PEHI) has also been affected, and the staff had to use alternative teaching methods in order to be able to continue the training of the students. Now the PEHI has finally reopened, but strict hygiene measures apply and remote learning remains an integral part of everyday learning. In this light, PROJECT-E has launched a crowdfunding for remote learning: in order to continue to successfully teach the students digitally and to enable the staff to work from their home offices, the donations collected are to be used to buy laptops and repair them. On the crowdfunding platform Copalana, there is still the possibility to donate and support PROJECT-E for another 32 days.
Remote learning during the shutdown
When the first case of COVID19 was officially confirmed in Ethiopia on 13 March, this quickly had consequences for PROJECT-E. Just like all other training centers in the country, the PEHI had to close down and the students were no longer able to attend classes on site.
The PROJECT-E team in Addis did everything to inform the students about COVID-19, the current situation, hygiene measures, and also to continue teaching. The staff provided learning materials so that the students could work with worksheets, pictures and videos at home. At the same time, the team prepared everything at the PEHI for the resumption of classroom teaching: in compliance with the applicable hygiene rules, they provided sufficient disinfectants, masks, first-aid kits and assured that social-distancing measures were respected.
Crowdfunding for new computers
A week ago, on 30 November, the PEHI was finally able to reopen after being closed for almost nine months. While strict hygiene rules are still in place, both teachers and students are extremely happy to resume teaching at the PEHI. However, as the infection of a student or teacher still can’t be completely ruled out, digital learning continues to play an important role.
That is why PROJECT-E is dependent on donations to repair the existing computers and to buy new laptops, especially now! If a student falls ill and has to stay at home, but is still able to continue learning from there, she could receive support thanks to donations. Help us on Copalana with our crowdfunding for remote learning to reach our donation goal and to continue to get through this crisis together in the best possible way!