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HIPPY Curriculum Selected To Help Student Entrepreneurs Improve Early Childhood Education For Poor Children In Sub-Saharan Africa

The Florida Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center Opens in a new window, housed within the Department of Child & Family Studies at USF, has developed a unique collaboration with Team Athollo, a student team that is part of the entrepreneurial center at the University of Tampa. "Team Athollo," headed by Phil Michaels, the founder of the team, has adopted the HIPPY curriculum as part of its plan to select and provide an already successful and effective curriculum to kids ages birth to 6 in Sub-Saharan Africa countries of Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Liberia through the use of mobile phones. They will adapt the HIPPY curriculum into a mobile phone application available over the fastest growing mobile phone market in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more...

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