Phase 2 of the OneTab Project

 In Children, Fundraising

The educational software allows students aged 3 to 6 years old to teach themselves to become literate and numerate.

What is the OneTab project?

In February 2021 PACE began fundraising to purchase at least 2,000 tablets for the 250 schools that PACE Canada supports across Jamaica. These onetab devices are developed by to provide reading, writing and numeracy in one simple package, and delivers onecourse modules without Internet connections, and the optional solar charger does not require an electrical outlet. Switch it on, and it’s ready to go.

Onecourse lessons are created uniquely for each child, using a pool of thousands of learning units, giving both structured learning and exploratory play opportunities each day. Once a child has finished their 40-minute lesson, the onetab can be seamlessly passed to the next child and using adaptive learning, automatically adjusts to the child’s level without any need to login. Therefore, lots of children can share the same device.

The OneTest module enables teacher and parents to track the progress of individual students at regular intervals.

What is the urgency of delivering the devices in 2022?

The United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal #4 of 17 is Quality Education to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

While Inclusive Education plays a vital role in educating the next generation of leaders, and an education is the foundation for improving lives, 617 million children and adolescents lack minimum proficiency in reading and mathematics.

Over the past two years school closures have kept 1.57 billion students out of school, thereby reversing years of progress on education. At least 500 million children lack the technology to participate in distance learning solutions in four out of five countries with school closures

Inequalities will also worsen if the Digital Divide – gap between under-connected and highly digitalized countries – is not addressed. In fact, children’s school completion rates is estimated to be 79% in richest 20% of households, and just 34% in poorest 20% of households.

How do I support this campaign?

For the second phase of the fundraising campaign PACE is looking to philanthropists and corporations that support the Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education, to contribute to the target of $100,000 so that the next 1,000 devices can be delivered to Jamaica no later than November 2022. Donors will be recognized as a contributing partner on the website, in social media and press releases, and be invited to the next in-person luncheon event.

For more information about how you can contribute to this time sensitive campaign, please contact Mark Fullerton via email:

About PACE Canada

The Project for Advancement of Childhood Education (Canada), or simply PACE Canada, is a charitable organization with a laser focus on promoting early childhood education for socio-economically disadvantaged children for 35 years.

Since 1987 PACE Canada’s Adopt-A-School Program has enabled donors to provide funding to early childhood schools in Jamaica, helping to make a difference in the lives of more than 130,000 children (ages 3 to 6 years) as the funds are used to purchase school equipment, fixing fences and roofs, or refrigerators and stoves to provide hot meals each day.

PACE provides scholarships and bursaries for students pursuing Early Childhood Education studies at Teacher’s Colleges in Jamaica, and George Brown College in Toronto. They also assist schools in certification of the 12 operational standards as defined by the Early Childhood Commission.

Office: 1390 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto ON M6C 2E4
Phone: 647-352-7223
Registered CRA Charitable # 861909356RR0001
Instagram: PACECanada
Twitter: @PACECanadaOrg

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