Institute of Basic Technology

Institute of Basic Technology

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Alex wonlekeh from the George Emmanuel Simmond high school, in Raymond field sinkor Monrovia Liberia. I'm so grateful for the help you guys has been giving us to help us build our education strong.
May the God of creation bless you all, and give you the strength to do more.
I just completed a brief video dispelling the misinformation about 5G causing COVID-19. Note first minute is dark. Sorry
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In support of the monthly practical computer networking training hosted at L&L Technology Inc.
We are happy to announce that orientation is on Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Location: opposite the New Afriland Bank, Gibson Avenue, Fiamah

Course audit period: 1 week - (March 9 – 14)

For more information please contact the following numbers: 0777187472, 0775092049, and 0880295221

Happy Networking

Learn by doing, and do it with others
This is an organization that has volunterily giving themselves to see the edification of liberian students. #IBT
An intensive Lab study at the IBT by the George E. Simmonds High School. Thank to the Institute.
IBT is free of charge think IBT think free.
It is my pleasure to see my self at the laboratory of the #Institute_of_basic_technology,
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Staff of IBT nicely dressed this Monday morning and preparing for the next school year, can wait for September.
WE ARE SO GREATFUL FOR THIS opportunity THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US THIS IS OUR TIME TO PUT IT IN USES.

Our mission is to create a teaching model that predicts and improves learning outcomes. We are bridging the gap in STEM education through interactive laboratory experiences and innovative curriculum development.

Our goal is to bridge the gap in Liberian STEM education through interactive laboratory experiences and innovative curriculum development. We also provide education consultancy. Donate via Paypal: https://tinyurl.com/IBTDonate

Operating as usual

08/09/2021

✅Computer Networking and Programming graduate
✅Technical vocational education mentor
✅Fund his way through undergrad via several scholarships

This week on Contextualizing #STEM #Education in #Liberia, hear this new and exciting story of Emmanuel. He developed and operates our technical vocation education curriculum. During the war, he left school to attend his family cattle while hiding deep in the forest. He learned to repair mobile phone as a way of generating income, as a 13 year old kid he spoke very little English...Now streaming on all major podcast platforms. Listen and be inspired!
Also listen here https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

✅Computer Networking and Programming graduate
✅Technical vocational education mentor
✅Fund his way through undergrad via several scholarships

This week on Contextualizing #STEM #Education in #Liberia, hear this new and exciting story of Emmanuel. He developed and operates our technical vocation education curriculum. During the war, he left school to attend his family cattle while hiding deep in the forest. He learned to repair mobile phone as a way of generating income, as a 13 year old kid he spoke very little English...Now streaming on all major podcast platforms. Listen and be inspired!
Also listen here https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

Photos from Institute of Basic Technology's post 08/09/2021

Today is International Literacy day!
Reflecting on the launch of our e-library 2 years ago that gave students access to over 30 updated textbooks on a single e-reader! #internationalliteracyday2021

Who is Starlink really for? 07/09/2021

Who is Starlink really for?

I read the article below last night and it was obvious, COST remains and perhaps will remain (for a long time) the barrier to broadband access for many. As the likes of #oneweb and #spacex build out their constellations, broadband ubiquity will mean nothing for the "other 3 billions" if the consumer premises equipment remains at the current $250 or higher.
As an educator this is especially important when you think about how the #covid2019 has impacted learning in places like #Liberia, #SierraLeone West Africa, other places where $250 is a whole year's salary.
Lots of educational platforms with great content that could be invaluable to bridging the educational/content gaps may remain marginally accessible, unless there is a concerted effort to help with subsidies. I.e. governments, The #UnitedNations ,other well meaning philanthropies and even the satellite manufacturers concertedly working to bring schools, public hospitals, etc. online, drive down cost to ownership,etc. One might even argue, potential new markets/customers....

If there is anything this pandemic has shown us, it's that globe is spherical. A remote part (country) may be closer to your neighbor.

"Underdeveloped parts of the world might find Starlink to be a boon, since many of these places do not have physical networks like the cable system that the US laid out in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. But beta testing so far is exclusive to the US, Canada, parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile. It’s too early to tell what kind of impact it could have in the developing world, especially if subscription and equipment...."

Who is Starlink really for? The boom in LEO satellites will probably change the lives of customers who’ve struggled for high-speed internet—but only if they can afford it.

Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa 30/08/2021

Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa

Over 500 downloads! W00t!!

Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa This podcast is produced by the Institute of Basic Technology, a nonprofit high school STEM education lab providing free access to students in Liberia, West Africa. It tells the unique stories of students navigating the hurdles to obtaining a high school education in Liberia. It captures their strug...

18/08/2021

✅Fled Liberia on one of the last PAN AM flights out of the country during the civil war
✅Supports IBM's Cybersecurity & Biometrics service line for IBM
✅Oversees cybersecurity and privacy related innovation for Federal & local clients
✅Discusses the challenges of working in a male-dominated career

In this new episode, now streaming on iTunes and all major platforms, my guest Ms. Precious Taylor discusses her academic and professional journeys. Listen and be inspired!
You can listen directly here - https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

✅Fled Liberia on one of the last PAN AM flights out of the country during the civil war
✅Supports IBM's Cybersecurity & Biometrics service line for IBM
✅Oversees cybersecurity and privacy related innovation for Federal & local clients
✅Discusses the challenges of working in a male-dominated career

In this new episode, now streaming on iTunes and all major platforms, my guest Ms. Precious Taylor discusses her academic and professional journeys. Listen and be inspired!
You can listen directly here - https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

16/08/2021

Reopening safely in the midst of COVID. Last week, we reopened in a very limited way to support the senior students from our partnering schools as they prepare to sit the upcoming West African Senior Student Certificate Exam (WASSCE)

Reopening safely in the midst of COVID. Last week, we reopened in a very limited way to support the senior students from our partnering schools as they prepare to sit the upcoming West African Senior Student Certificate Exam (WASSCE)

12/08/2021

In the second part of my conversation with Mr. Elton Carr II
✅He discusses the difficulty of having to leave his wife in Liberia in pursuit of education in the U.S.
✅He discusses his time at Angie's List
✅He also discusses his various roles at Microsoft
✅He finally concludes with what needs to happen for education to improve in Liberia
Streaming on iTunes and all major platform or listen directly here
https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

Listen and be inspired!

In the second part of my conversation with Mr. Elton Carr II
✅He discusses the difficulty of having to leave his wife in Liberia in pursuit of education in the U.S.
✅He discusses his time at Angie's List
✅He also discusses his various roles at Microsoft
✅He finally concludes with what needs to happen for education to improve in Liberia
Streaming on iTunes and all major platform or listen directly here
https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

Listen and be inspired!

09/08/2021

✅Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft
✅Taught himself computer programming and tried to sell his first
program
✅Key member of one of the first Tech Startups in Liberia
✅Master’s in computer programming from University of Washington

This week on Contextualizing #STEM #Education in #Liberia, hear Part 1 of the story of Mr. Elton Carr, a friend and brother of over two decades. He bootstrapped his future right in Liberia.
Now streaming on all major podcast platforms. Listen and be inspired! #SoftwareEngineer #Microsoft
Or listen directly on the site https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

30/07/2021

✅His mom inspired his love for Robotics and computer science
✅USC PhD Candidate
✅National Science Foundation Fellow
✅Developing AI Negotiation Training system
✅Researcher in field of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
✅NC A&T Grad

This week on Contextualizing #STEM #Education in #Liberia, hear the story of Emmanuel Johnson who fled Liberia at the age of 8 and settled with his mom in Trenton, NJ.
Now streaming on all major podcast platforms. Listen and be inspired! #STEM #AI

✅His mom inspired his love for Robotics and computer science
✅USC PhD Candidate
✅National Science Foundation Fellow
✅Developing AI Negotiation Training system
✅Researcher in field of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
✅NC A&T Grad

This week on Contextualizing #STEM #Education in #Liberia, hear the story of Emmanuel Johnson who fled Liberia at the age of 8 and settled with his mom in Trenton, NJ.
Now streaming on all major podcast platforms. Listen and be inspired! #STEM #AI

13/07/2021

✅Strategic Alliance Lead at pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca
✅Runs sales and marketing operations at Ayoka Essentials
✅Background in BioChemistry
✅Finding her voice as a young female student
✅Candidly discusses the impact of culture on learning
✅Ways to make education thrive in the midst of a pandemic
✅Wife and mommy bear to two beautiful kids

This week on Contextualizing #STEM #Education in #Liberia, I chatted with an old friend from high school, Mrs Kua Lumei-Smith. I clearly remembered her as being among the few self-motivated students from our graduating class.
Now streaming on all major podcast platforms. Listen and be inspired! #Voice #GirlPower
https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

✅Strategic Alliance Lead at pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca
✅Runs sales and marketing operations at Ayoka Essentials
✅Background in BioChemistry
✅Finding her voice as a young female student
✅Candidly discusses the impact of culture on learning
✅Ways to make education thrive in the midst of a pandemic
✅Wife and mommy bear to two beautiful kids

This week on Contextualizing #STEM #Education in #Liberia, I chatted with an old friend from high school, Mrs Kua Lumei-Smith. I clearly remembered her as being among the few self-motivated students from our graduating class.
Now streaming on all major podcast platforms. Listen and be inspired! #Voice #GirlPower
https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

28/06/2021

In light of the surging COVID-19 Delta variant, The Institute of Basic Technology will be closing its Monrovia laboratory until it is safe to return. The well-being of our Liberian staff and students is of utmost concern. We are saddened by all the lives lost to COVID-19 and are continually praying for Liberians' safety and well-being.

In light of the surging COVID-19 Delta variant, The Institute of Basic Technology will be closing its Monrovia laboratory until it is safe to return. The well-being of our Liberian staff and students is of utmost concern. We are saddened by all the lives lost to COVID-19 and are continually praying for Liberians' safety and well-being.

Benjamin Muindi™ on Twitter 26/06/2021

Benjamin Muindi™ on Twitter

This is so apropos in light of the COVID situation in Liberia

Benjamin Muindi™ on Twitter “Inequalities emanating from technological affordances (haves & have-nots) are locking out millions of children from accessing education, especially from the Global South. We are duty-bound to bridge this gap and create a more equitable society by attaining universal education.”

Benjamin Muindi™ on Twitter 26/06/2021

Benjamin Muindi™ on Twitter

This is so apropos in light of the COVID situation in Liberia

Benjamin Muindi™ on Twitter “Inequalities emanating from technological affordances (haves & have-nots) are locking out millions of children from accessing education, especially from the Global South. We are duty-bound to bridge this gap and create a more equitable society by attaining universal education.”

08/06/2021

✅Public health professional
✅Inspired by her grandmother give back
✅She and her family are contributing to the progress of Liberia

Today we bring you the inspiring story of Mrs. Charlene McGee-Kollie. She and her family fled Liberia during the heat of the civil war and settled in Portland, Oregon. In this podcast we chat about her journey to becoming a public health professional, the public health policy and infrastructural challenges in Liberia, etc.
Listen to this new episode of Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa now streaming on iTunes, Amazon and Pandora. Be Inspired!

08/06/2021

✅Public health professional
✅Inspired by her grandmother give back
✅She and her family are contributing to the progress of Liberia

Today we bring you the inspiring story of Mrs. Charlene McGee-Kollie. She and her family fled Liberia during the heat of the civil war and settled in Portland, Oregon. In this podcast we chat about her journey to becoming a public health professional, the public health policy and infrastructural challenges in Liberia, etc.
Listen to this new episode of Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa now streaming on iTunes, Amazon and Pandora. Be Inspired!

✅Public health professional
✅Inspired by her grandmother give back
✅She and her family are contributing to the progress of Liberia

Today we bring you the inspiring story of Mrs. Charlene McGee-Kollie. She and her family fled Liberia during the heat of the civil war and settled in Portland, Oregon. In this podcast we chat about her journey to becoming a public health professional, the public health policy and infrastructural challenges in Liberia, etc.
Listen to this new episode of Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa now streaming on iTunes, Amazon and Pandora. Be Inspired!

07/06/2021
07/06/2021
13/05/2021

✅ CEO of TRIBE, a social enterprise reimagining secondary education
✅ 2021 Samuel Huntington Public Service Award winner
✅ A Watson Social Entrepreneurship Scholar
✅ Daveler Entrepreneurship Fellow
✅Consulting analyst at Dalberg Media in Copenhagen

On this new episode of our podcast, Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa, I chat with MR. Wainright Acquoi is a Liberian social entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of TRIBE, a social enterprise reimagining secondary education by creating alternative models that make learning meaningful, impactful and productive, to prepare young students for the future of work.

He works as a consulting analyst at Dalberg Media in Copenhagen. Wainright is a 2021 Samuel Huntington Public Service Award winner, a Watson Social Entrepreneurship Scholar, and a Daveler Entrepreneurship Fellow.
Now streaming on all major platforms! Listen and be inspired!
Direct link to podcast: https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

✅ CEO of TRIBE, a social enterprise reimagining secondary education
✅ 2021 Samuel Huntington Public Service Award winner
✅ A Watson Social Entrepreneurship Scholar
✅ Daveler Entrepreneurship Fellow
✅Consulting analyst at Dalberg Media in Copenhagen

On this new episode of our podcast, Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa, I chat with MR. Wainright Acquoi is a Liberian social entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of TRIBE, a social enterprise reimagining secondary education by creating alternative models that make learning meaningful, impactful and productive, to prepare young students for the future of work.

He works as a consulting analyst at Dalberg Media in Copenhagen. Wainright is a 2021 Samuel Huntington Public Service Award winner, a Watson Social Entrepreneurship Scholar, and a Daveler Entrepreneurship Fellow.
Now streaming on all major platforms! Listen and be inspired!
Direct link to podcast: https://ibtpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

Photos from Institute of Basic Technology's post 12/05/2021

STEM Mentoring, the light bulb moments that create a SPARK

Timeline Photos 05/05/2021

Appreciating our hardworking mentors during Teacher Appreciation week! Happy Teacher Appreciation week to all Educators!

Appreciating our hardworking mentors during Teacher Appreciation week! Happy Teacher Appreciation week to all Educators!

03/05/2021

In this episode, we discuss the looming drug crisis, how it's decimating the Liberian youth and is gradually making its way into the classrooms.

Today I sit down with a friend and brother I've known for a little over 20 years, Sam Nunoo! Sam is a Minister of the Gospel and a social worker who stumbled into this dark under belly of the Liberian society. Hear how his organization is grappling with the herculean task of drug prevention and rehab, trauma counseling, proactively reaching out to schools, etc. He tells a His organization has spent years researching and being out in the field among the "zogos" as these young people are disparagingly called.
He and others are working to get the Liberian Government to appropriately treat this as a national emergency!

This new episode of Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa is now streaming on iTunes, Amazon, Google podcast, Pandora, Spotify, etc

In this episode, we discuss the looming drug crisis, how it's decimating the Liberian youth and is gradually making its way into the classrooms.

Today I sit down with a friend and brother I've known for a little over 20 years, Sam Nunoo! Sam is a Minister of the Gospel and a social worker who stumbled into this dark under belly of the Liberian society. Hear how his organization is grappling with the herculean task of drug prevention and rehab, trauma counseling, proactively reaching out to schools, etc. He tells a His organization has spent years researching and being out in the field among the "zogos" as these young people are disparagingly called.
He and others are working to get the Liberian Government to appropriately treat this as a national emergency!

This new episode of Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa is now streaming on iTunes, Amazon, Google podcast, Pandora, Spotify, etc

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a teaching model that predicts and improves learning outcomes. Our goal is to see children from economically challenged communities afforded quality education at NO cost.

Our History

Ever wondered how to objectively measure the impact of donating books, food, money, etc. to a student in a socioeconomically challenged community? Can we know how such student fares before ever entering a classroom? Well that is the goal of our institution and here’s how we got started…

After more than 13 years of a devastating civil war, the Liberian educational system is still struggling to emerge. For a country whose population is a little over 4 million people with about 45% under the age of 15, the future of the country is at stake. Although the government is striving to resuscitate the educational system, a collaborative, partnership is needed to subsidize the herculean task of overhauling the archaic school system.

The practical steps to what would later become Institute of Basic Technology (IBT) were taken in the summer of 2007 by my wife, Sylvia M. Bollie, and me. We both knew from the time we first met that we wanted to help shape the educational system in Liberia. In the summer of 2007 Sylvia, then a medical student The George Washington University, volunteered teaching Biology at the University of Liberia. At the end of her five (5) week long internship, she returned to the United States and successfully led a campaign to donate text books for the University.

In spring of 2013 we became more intentional by providing scholarship to a few high school students striving toward academic excellence. However, when it was widely publicized that about 25,000 students failed the entrance exams to the University of Liberia, we knew that our actions had to exceed financial donations. Sylvia and I wanted to help address the larger issue of the lagging high school educational system. We attributed this lag in no small part to the more than thirteen (13) years of civil war that decimated the country and the crippling poverty that ensued.

In November of 2015, we incorporated the Institute of Basic Technology and two (2) years later in November of 2017 we opened the STEM labs in Liberia. We are very EXCITED about the future of Science Technology Engineering and Math in Liberia!!!
The Institute of Basic Technology is a tax-exempt, federally recognized 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose main objective is to provide guidance in STEM curriculum development and support to high schools serving poorer communities in Liberia, West Africa.

Videos (show all)

IBT Computer Networking course registration is now open!
Discussing the State of STEM Education with Local High School Principals
Learning More About IBT POdcast
Promo for our New Podcast - Contextualizing STEM Education in Liberia, West Africa
Institute of Basic Technology Yea in Review
Important updates ✅Impact of COVID19 on teaching🆕Resources for graduates
Pst. Sam Nunoo speak to our students on the impact of drug abuse.

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Sinkor Aifrfield Junction, Opposite ERA Supermarket
Monrovia

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Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
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