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Bagong Barrio Education Fund

Who: Bagong Barrio Education Fund

When: December 2013

Where: Sydney



Michelle De Guzman, our change maker for this project, volunteers for the Bagong Barrio Education Fund, a small charity which raises funds to help students from the poor Philippine village Bagong Barrio built on a landfill.  They focus on education as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty.

This charity is very small and is entirely donation based and volunteer operated.  Consequently they are starting to struggle to maintain their database of students and donors in Excel. They worked with RHoK over several RHoK weekends and a few RHoLL to build a website for managing students and donors. The website was functional at the end of the final RHoK but does not look to be actively used. 

Right Click Community

Who: Right Click Community

When: Summer 2015

Where: Melbourne

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Right Click Community is a social enterprise that runs tech classes for seniors, taught by teenagers. It aims to bridge the generational divide while helping seniors find supportive, non-judgemental technology help at a price they can afford. They aim to be a sustainable community program that will run using the pay what you can business model. This will allow them to cover costs, pay their teen volunteers and ensure that all seniors will be able to participate in a class or drop by to have a tech question answered.

At the Summer 2015 Melbourne Hackathon RHoK volunteers helped them develop an IOS app that functions as a notetaker. It allows teens to take photos of each step they are showing their senior - on any device - and create a set of visual, digitally annotated notes that they can send to a wireless printer or email right away. We also put together a web application back-end to the app which will collect important metrics about how teens teach the seniors, what questions are most common and how long each session runs for. This app and back end is going to allow Right Click to be so much more effective. Seniors will remember what they have been taught and the organisers will be able to monitor what strategies the teens are using that are most effective. They will also now be equipped with metrics and data about their successes that will help them greatly in grant applications and forging new partnerships with local communities.