SeatPack Pilot Phase Begins
In order to quantify the impact of the solution, SeatPack actively engaged the community at Nakivale Refugee camp in Western Uganda. This journey was purposed to investigate the user perspective (a follow-up on feedback to improvements suggested by insight from students and teachers earlier this year) while collecting pre-data for impact measurement.
The SeatPack pilot phase focuses on impact measurement created from furnishing un-furnished classrooms across 5 regions in Uganda over the next 6 months, gathering Performance and Attendance data from 15 schools before the solution is applied. “We intend on furnishing over 200 students and thereafter observe the difference in performance and attendance between those furnished and those unfurnished” says Arnold Mugagga: Founder and Director at SeatPack. “The data collected, together with the user feedback is to help understand what elements to scale and strengthen going forward”.
The regions selected are a mixture of private schools, government schools and settlement camp schools across Uganda. All of these have been selected based on their large child to classroom ratios (over 120 students per class) so as to factor into the assessment; overcrowded classrooms with inadequate furniture, and what mobile classrooms mean to better learning.
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The 2nd Edition of the Total Startupper of the Year Challenge came to a climax on 1st March 2019 at its awards ceremony. The event was hosted at Sheraton Hotel Kampala where among the 15 top finalists, 3 winners walked away with the prize awards of 75 million Uganda Shillings, 45 million and 30 million Uganda Shillings.