Tandem Initiative

Help Tandem to provide online tutorials to 6 Ghanaian pupils ! Unleash their potential !

Project visual Tandem Initiative
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Tandem Initiative

<p> Tandem is a <strong>university club</strong> that provides <strong>tutoring sessions</strong> to middle school Ghanaian students. Our approach is very simple: every Ghanaian student works <strong>hand in glove</strong> with a unique student from the University of British of Columbia (UBC), on a weekly basis. The tutorial is conducted <strong>online</strong> using video-calling softwares and devices.</p> <p>  </p> <p> How was Tandem created? </p> <p>  </p> <p> The Tandem initiative is born from the joint work of students from the <strong>University of British-Columbia</strong> in Vancouver and from <strong>Sciences Po </strong>in Paris. In early 2014, we wondered how to provide a<strong> long term</strong> and efficient help to Junior high school students located in a different part of the world.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The only things we had and could transmit were the knowledge and critical thinking we acquired from our education at university. Then, we decided to create Tandem: a <strong>one-to-one educational relationship</strong> between a student from a world leading university and a Junior high school pupil in need of tutoring.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The Project: the last steps.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We have already started collaborating with a school and an <strong>NGO</strong> based in <strong>Ho</strong>, in the Volta region. Our project will start with six students. </p> <p>  </p> <p>                                      <img alt="Ghana_map-of-ghana_with_marker-1411780992" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/123094/ghana_map-of-ghana_with_marker-1411780992.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> We have sent 4 computers and video-calling devices to our contacts on the field. We still need to provide our Ghanaian students an <strong>access to the Internet and two extra computers</strong>. This task is easily achievable, through <strong>3G subscriptions</strong> for instance, but we lack financing. This is where <strong>you</strong> intervene: <strong>donate</strong> to the Tandem project, and help the Tandem students succeed. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Our students in Ghana are highly motivated and ready to start the program as soon as possible ! </p> <p>  </p> <p> Look at Gideon's profile, one of our students:</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Gideon-1412649918" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/125827/GIDEON-1412649918.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> " My name is Gideon Sofi, the first born of my parents Mr and Mrs Sofi, both Ghanaians. I am a boy of 13 years old. I attend Mawuli primary school and now going to Junior High School one. My best subjects are Science, Maths and English. I am dark in complexion and I am about 1.4 metres. My hobbies are playing football, lawn tennis and reading of story books. The food I like best is fufu and groundnut soup with crabs and lobster. I also love to make new friends and traveling. I dislike cheating, gossiping and stealing. It is my desire and aim to to be a chief executive in one of the biggest organizations or companies in Ghana and beyond. "</p> <p>  </p> <p> For more information please visit our website : </p> <p> <a href="http://tandeminitiative.wix.com/tandem" target="_blank">tandeminitiative.wix.com/tandem</a></p> <p>  </p> <p> And like our Facebook page ! </p> <p> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tandem-Initiative/733983886669000" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/pages/TandemInitiative</a></p> <p>  </p> <p> Please feel free to contact us if you have any question:</p> <p> tandeminitiative@gmail.com</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Unleash their potential!</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The Tandem Team </p> <p> (Farnaz, Edgar, Emilia, Martin, Melody, Bashar, Victor, Jessica &amp; Augustin)</p> <p>  </p> <p>                     <img alt="Mosaique_tuteurs-1411782615" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/123095/Mosaique_tuteurs-1411782615.jpg"></p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> €600 - Financing annual access to the internet (3G subscriptions) for each student. </p> <p> €250 - Buying two extra used computers equipped with webcams</p> <p> €150 - Shipping computers and video-calling devices to Ghana</p> <p>  </p> <p> €1000 is the mininum amount necessary in order to launch the project and help efficiently our students.</p> <p> Additional donations will enable Tandem to develop, as we already plan to duplicate Tandem in a French-speaking country in fall 2015!</p> <p> A great thank you for your interest, your involvement, and your donations!</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>



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A big thank you on our Facebook page


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Postcard greetings from the Tandem team in Vancouver and a collection of Ghanaian poems + aforementioned benefits


The Tandem team invites you to dinner, come and discover traditional Ghanaian dishes + aforementioned benefits


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The Tandem team entertains you for an afternoon in Vancouver or Paris, we will introduce you to Ghanaian culture and music and cook some typical Ghanaian dishes + aforementioned benefits


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The Tandem team takes you for a day trip in Vancouver or Paris: we will visit a museum gathering typical Ghanaian artworks (e.g. Musée du Quai Branly) and have lunch in a traditional Ghanaian restaurant + aforementioned benefits


The Tandem team hosts you for a whole weekend in Vancouver, come and enjoy the mountain and the sea and learn more about our project and Ghana + aforementioned benefits

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