Most of the learners in Uganda are in rural schools such as UPE/USE schools. These schools don’t have well equipped school libraries. Although many schools have recently obtained computers through programs such as UCC’s RCDF (https://goo.gl/YLTp9c), most of the teachers don’t have the necessary skills and resources to make good teaching and learning materials and fully utilize the computers like their counterparts in modern schools. Even access to the internet alone many not solve the scarcity of digital teaching and learning resources in Uganda because scattered documents on the World Wide Web are not tailored and categorized according to the Ugandan syllabus, making it difficult for teachers and students to find reliable academic information.
Sharebility Uganda overcomes many of the challenges involved in reaching the underserved students in rural areas through:
ICTs provide an array of powerful tools that can help in transforming the present isolated, teacher-centered and text-bound classrooms into rich, student-focused, interactive knowledge environments. By pooling resources and taking advantage of each other's expertise, learning providers can build adequate capacity, reduce redundancy in infrastructure and reduce costs. The design of a distributed heterogeneous educational resource sharing platform enables the inter-connection, inter-communication and sharing, reduces the cost of educational resources and speeds up the process of access to resources for teaching and learning. Consequently, the time and cost that would have been incurred by an institution is sharable amongst the partners through a give-and-take commitment. A map visualization of registered users of Sharebility per district in Uganda is available here.