Computer Lab Phase 1 (SPARC)
Potential Enhancement Foundation (PEF) works with the local district education officer to choose the schools. Each school provide a secure room with tables and chairs. We install 5 raspberry pi computers and a 170-watt solar energy system and a small computer network with RACHEL offline educational content. We use Raspberry Pi computers which are low wattage and run on DC electricity. We also provide Internet access equipment and use Open Source software.
Our offline educational content, RACHEL (Remote Access Community Hotspots for Education and Learning), is produced by worldpossible It includes selected Wikipedia articles, Khan Academy math and science educational videos, medical reference books, ebooks of world literature from Project Gutenberg and other materials.
Schools with SPARC programs in Tanzania includes:
Slahhamo in Karatu, Arusha
Soitsambu in Ngorongoro, Arusha
Rigicha in Serengeti, Mara
Kabasa in Bunda, Mara
Mekomariro in Bunda, Mara
Lake Natron in Ngorongoro, Arusha