|Subtitle||microstipends for learning and skills certification|
|Description||Microscholarships are extending the microfinance revolution to learning. As used in developing countries, Microscholarships typically entail small amounts of money-typically ranging from $5 to $50 - for students and jobseekers in acquire new skills and certifications. Read more here : http://is.gd/microscholarships|
|Quote||"extending the microfinance revolution to learning"|
|Examples||- Kyrgyzstan eCenters http://is.gd/KyrgyzMicroSchol|
- Horizon Lanka Microscholarships http://microscholarships.org
- MamaMikes Kenya http://is.gd/KenyaMicroSchol
- English Access Microscholarships http://is.gd/EngAccessMicroSchol
|When to use||- when you want to fund tuition for students at entrepreneurial
schools for the poor|
- when you want to widen local or global access to eLearning and online certifications
- when you want to fund work-study "microprojects" that help learners gain experience, references, and track records (useful for entry into freelance marketplaces)
|When not to use||- when existing education solutions are satisfactory|
|1. ATTRACTOR - what makes this interesting||There is now an affordable, scalable, and self-funding way to spread skills for students and jobseekers|
|2. CHALLENGE(S) - tensions addressed||1) Rapid changes in markets and technologies are making old skills
2) Traditional education systems are expensive and do not well prepare jobseekers for today's jobs markets
|3. OPPORTUNITY - vision of achievable change||Hundreds of millions of people worldwide will be able to more
quickly gain useful skills, and stay current with changing market
|4. STRATEGY - proposed steps to make the change||1) Overview of strategy http://is.gd/seedsofchange|
- (for students)
- (for donors) http://is.gd/charity
- (for public schools)
- (for alternative schools)
- (for governments)
|5. TEST - what stakeholders think of steps||- How can we be sure that microscholarships are being used for
their intended purpose?|
- How can we confirm their effectiveness?
- What systems exist to "crowdfund" microscholarships?
- Will donors be willing to offer microscholarships on a self-funding basis?
- Will communities be willing to convey land grants to endow local microscholarship funds, and adopt reforms to awaken their value?
- Will recipients of microscholarships agree to "pay forward" (with a small part of their increased earnings) to help others?
|6. DECISION – next action||POSITIVE|
- I'm ready to apply for a microscholarship (links to be inserted by each)
- I'm ready to start planning a microscholarship intiative
- I'm ready to donate to an existing local or global microscholarship initiative
- I'm ready to help fill gaps in this Uplift Pattern
- I am not interested in Microscholarships
- I need to know more about microscholarships
|Gaps to be filled for this pattern||Here are priority items to improve ....|
|Related uplift patterns||Microscholarships may relate to these other uplift patterns:|
|Potential allies & opponents||Allies of microscholarships are likely to include ....|
Opponents of microscholarships are likely to include ....
|Past use||Past use|
|Current use||Current use|
|Future use (links to prediction wagers)||Future use (includes prediction wagers)|
|Pattern initiator (contact)||Mark Frazier (@openworld) mfrazier at openworld dot com|
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