This project builds on one of the successful hack days, which brought together over 100 people from a range of backgrounds, including professionals and academics from the fields of design and technology, social and clinical sciences; as well as children with special education needs from a local school to think about how children with disabilities can get to school in Zimbabwe.
The aim of the next phase of the project is to build on the work started at the hack day, and includes:
- Hold a workshop for participants in Zimbabwe to discuss transport-related exclusion from education, identify some current solutions as well as potential for innovation;
- Map what is currently available in Zimbabwe in terms of resources, facilities, and technology;
- Develop networks of innovators in Zimbabwe and set up a platform for resources, ideas etc;
- Improve the design of current modes of transport;
- Build a prototype improved design;
- Pilot this in selected districts in Zimbabwe;
- Document the whole project to identify areas of best practice.
- Catherine Holloway, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, UCL
- Rama Gheerawo, Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at RCA
- David Constantine, CEO, Motivation