SIMS® Tablets being tested Cameroon to enable students learn

 

More than 80 per cent of schools in the English-speaking North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon are closed, as the security situation and living conditions continue to deteriorate due to the three-year conflict between the Government and armed groups, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reported on Friday, 21 June 2019

Effects of the Anglophone Crisis on the educational sector in CameroonThis among other reasons provoked a young Cameroonian Technology Entrepreneur- Francis FON TEBOH to create a solution to keep learning on-going with an innovative app  called “SIMS®that works even without internet access and or smart phones. Inspired by the challenges he faced decades ago and also by the on-going crisis, he dropped out of school to create a company that created an app that is making others now learn anywhere anytime now.

Just like an Antivirus, the Cross platform application SIMS® will work almost free of charge and internet conenctivity taking into consideration the socio-economic situation of pupils and students in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon which is the app’s sample case of implementation.

An innovative cross-platform app for students, teachers & school administrators  which helps to identify, create and connect all learners with the resources and tools needed to reach their full education, career & business potential even without Internet or Smart Phones in conflict & crisis areas across the worldA cross-platform app for students, teachers & school administrators  which helps to identify, create and connect all learners with the resources and tools needed to reach their full education, career & business potential even without Internet or Smart Phones in conflict & crisis areas across the world

The Anglophone crisis that started in October 2016 has made thousands of pupils and students school dropouts, thousands of administrators jobless and thousands of Youths idling and indulging into preventive vices . The UN Recently reported, over 80 percent of schools in these regions have been shot down….

SIMS® is capable of helping these actors learn, teach and take exams even from their bedroom simply with their smartphones or computers.

“The vision with SIMS® is for it to be the world’s largest learning platform designed to provide learners (students, business owners, etc.), educators and administrators with a single robust, secured and integrated system to create personalized learning environments” says VTC’s CEO Francis Fon Teboh.

“My Head master use to tell me that learning never ends so why will the war in our regions end learning now?” asked the 30 year old engineer to a journalist on interview.

Education, access to quality education unleashes the potential in us to innovate the future of our continent and gives us the tools , ideas, knowledge, creativity, etc. required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

"Education is the only tool to solving the puzzles of the Universe. Francis FON TEBOH- CEO of VTC.

According to VTC, their soon to be released Education digital system will be tackling problems such as:

  • Lack of real time career orientation especially for university students in developing countries
  • Inadequate rich-educational & customized learning resources in developing countries
  • Lack of unique collaborative platform between learners of same educational institutions in or out of school for research & brainstorming
  • Poor administration of schools  by proprietors, administrators or managers

At the moment, SIMS® is made up of ;

School App in Cameroon solves Anglophone Crisis

 

SIMS® Learner-Learning app & tablet for students & teachers in developing countries especially in war or crisis areas like the NW/SW

SIMS® Manager-School Information Management System for school professionals

SIMS® Business-  A learning App for Entrepreneurs, SME Owners & Professionals to learn the skills they need in businesses,  their career and or jobs without leaving their respective environments and at their own pace. 

SIMS® Lab: A Virtual Reality Eye Glass to be used by students or learners in developing to get real time experience in laboratory learning and so on. With this, students in African could diagnose animals, etc. in real time using Virtual Reality.

Two educational Instutions in Cameroon have been benefiting from SIMS Manager already for more than a 2 years.

 " As a proprietor, even while I travel out of Douala/Cameroon, I am able to manage my school using" As a proprietor, even while I travel out of Douala/Cameroon, I am able to manage my school usingSIMS Manager"  Frederic Tchouta-Propritor , Groupe Bilingue Scholaire La Fierte Kotto

SIMS is set to be launched in September 2019 as parents prepare to send their children back to School. Meticulous Francis Fon believes that those in the English speaking regions who can no longer be able to sit in a formal classroom can still comfortably study at home and take exams if the Government, civil societies and International Donors fund the messiah project. More information on www.sims.cm 

VTC is an innovation-centered company that designs, develops, and coordinates digital technology solutions that solve real societal, industrial & business problems. Founded in Buea early 2012, operations later moved to Douala 2015 where in was legally registered have served close to 500 clients mostly SMES within Cameroon and a few abroad

SIMS® is a community project and flagship product of VTC which recently won a 5000 USD seed funding from Tony Elumelu Foundation 2019 and Won West Africa Innovation Awards 2019; AWARD CATEGORY: Most Customers Focused Digital Marketing Company of the Year, ICT Leadership Category.

VTC now prides herself as one of TOP IT companies attracting multinationals as clients and has recently been nominated for best Tech companies in the AB Afrikpreneur Awards 2019

 

Tony_Elumelu_Foundation Winners 2019 Cameroon

Every year since 2015, the Tony Elumelu Foundation—Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship—hosts the largest convening of entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders in one location.Every year, the Tony Elumelu Foundation—Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship—hosts the largest convening of entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders in one location.


This year, the 5th edition themed “Empowering African Entrepreneurs” will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton, in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

 

The forum will feature masterclasses, a dynamic pitching competition, electrifying panel debates, and the Presidential Dialogue. It will engage an audience of 5,000 comprising of startup entrepreneurs, development institutions and policymakers.

 

Visionary Technologies Company's CEO Mr. Francis FON TEBOH among other one hundred and two Cameroonians have been selected to take part in the 5th cycle of this programme. 

Tony_Elumelu_Foundation Winners 2019 Cameroon

 

Best Nominated Technology Company in Cameroon

 

Visionary Technologies ™ Company (VTC) has been nominated among the best Tech companies in Cameroon for the 2019 AB Afrikpreneur Awards.

 

The AB Afrikpreneur Awards in its second edition seeks to recognize entrepreneurs and businesses by adding value to their works measurably and immeasurably.

 

Visionary Technologies ™ Company is an innovation-centered company that designs, develops, and coordinates digital technology solutions that solve real societal, industrial & business problems.

 

 

 

VTC is a full-fledged Tech-centered company offering solutions comprising:

  • Web Solutions (Professional Web Design, Hosting/Domain name/SSL/Email, Web Maintenance)
  • Mobile solutions (Mobile App Development, BULK SMS)
  • Software development (Custom Software development, Software Testing/QA, etc.)
  • Digital marketing solutions (SEO and Social media marketing, Professional emailing)
  • Creative design (Logos, Business cards, Brochures, banners/flyers, Animation)
  • Business Intelligence solutions (ERP integration and Training, Data mining)
  • IT Infrastructure Management Solutions (Supplies, Networking, Installations/maintenance, Support )
  • IT/Cyber security & Compliance ( Security Audits/PEN, Cloud Security, Infrastructure Security)
  • Internet Connectivity Solution (Satellite Internet Services, Optical Fibre Internet Connection)

In over five years of existence, VTC has succeeded to build a business portfolio and now prides herself in her core values – Innovation, Professionalism and Creativity which have helped her make a difference in the highly competitive Digital world.

This is why big companies such as L’Atrium Spar, Dee-Lite, Jeffersons Group, Platinum Real Estate, The Sun Newspaper,  ST. Louis Group, PNDP,  Longrich, and many other big and small companies trust in her IT solutions.

While preparing to be in Nigeria on the 26th  and 27th of July 2019 as laureate for the African Entrepreneurs’ Championship (Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship – TEF2019, the Founder/Managing Director of Visionary Technologies ™ Company Francis Fon Teboh receives with great honor the nomination of VTC for the AB Afrikpreneur 2019 Awards.

VTC herein thank her clients and followers for nominating her among the best Tech Companies in Cameroon and as well, call on all to vote massively through this link abafrikpreneur.com/vote/

George Munang

Corporate communication & PR

VTC  

Tel: +237 652503860

11/06/2019

We know two different specification types, one is that client gives by ordering a new web project, and other is technical project documentation which is created by web design agency when taking client specification.

This article is dedicated to ones who want to engage a web design agency for creating a website or a web application, and also as guide for web design agencies which doesn’t have defined methodology jet.

It is often case that when client order a website, there is not enough specific and crucial information which are very important both for client so he can comprehensively examine their own project, and for a web design agency so it can create offer, considering all demands, wishes and to obtain clear picture of the client’s needs.

It is very rare case when client provide serious project documentation which tells precisely about all demands, project description, process flow and provides clear picture about what is expected.

Considering this, in this article you have 10 key items/elements which will help you to create a specification.

Also, on the bottom of this article there is an example of blank document/specification which is filled by clients, and one example of filled documentation.

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Necessary elements and questions for creating specification:

 1.  GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL / PURCHASER

General information is elementary introduction for a specification and it provides relevant information about:

  • Which company is that (Company name)
  • Company activities
  • Number of employees
  • Competition (link for competition websites)

It is very important that web design agency get to know with purchaser’s activities, his current presentation on the market, his marketing goals and strategy, so it can be integrated in the potential project.

 2. IS IT COMPLETELY NEW PROJECT OR IT IS REDESIGN/REPROGRAMMING OF EXISTING ONE?

Specific questions for which client should give an answer are:

  • Do you currently have a website?
  • What is the web address of that website?
  • Do you want a website redesign or completely new website?

If you already have a website, link for it will be very helpful so web design agency can get to know with currently structure of website and activities.

3. WHAT DO YOU CONCRETELY EXPECT FROM A WEBSITE?

  • New presentation which will get new clients and reflect company credibility with its high quality design
  • Sale increase of some certain product or group of products
  • Increase of visits on a website which will be converted in the concrete inquiries for product or service
  • Portfolio for presentation

Expectations from a website determine the way of its creating. This information can be useful for getting known with client’s wishes and where you should put most focus.

Very useful information is when client delivers link for websites which are closely relative to his expectations of his future website with design and functionalities.

4. WHICH TYPE IS YOUR WEBSITE?

Website types:

  • Corporate company presentation
  • Personal Page
  • Online shop (E-commerce Websites)
  • Web application
  • Social network
  • Portfolio
  • Blog
  • Website with specific functionalities

This information is very useful because it tells us which potentially CMS platform should be suitable or if it is for custom solution. This data tell us what program language should be used and which framework.

5. WEBSITE STRUCTURE

  • What is the number of webpages?
  • Sitemap is very helpful
  • How many different page type/layout (Homepage, About us, Portfolio/Gallery, Contact page)
  • Is it single language or multi language website and what is the number of languages?

It isn’t same if you want website with 4 pages or a website which has thousands of pages. Site with 4 pages also can be very complicated in terms of dedicating attention to every detail on the page and high quality design.

WEB PACKETS AREN’T THE BEST SOLUTION FOR CLIENTS.

They doesn’t precisely define client needs and purchaser or agency can be very easily damaged.

If in web package is stated that number of the pages is unlimited or 50+, and you sign contract, then it isn’t defined how much you really have to work.

It is very important not to approach website creating like “stamping” of the pages/segments. Every information is important, every layout has its purpose and for every detail attention should be dedicated.

Homepage is dominant page, but it is needed to dedicate attention to all other pages.

6.  STATIC OR DYNAMIC WEBSITE

  • Who will do importing of the content on a website (purchaser or agency)?
  • Does site needs a CMS system so purchaser can import content?
  • How often do you plan changes on site and what elements would you change?

If purchaser wants presentation which doesn’t require changes, then there is no need for creating CMS system or using some platform. First of all, client doesn’t want to pay for that, he doesn’t need that, popular platforms has vulnerability.

In reality 99% of purchasers except that their website is dynamic so they can change its content, so it is needed to plan a training for them.

7. A WEBSITE FUNCTIONALITIES

This is one of the crucial items.

At this point it is necessary that purchaser provide as much as it is possible information about the functionality itself.

Example 1:

Users have to register. After registration they receive activation mail and then they fill next info… After logging in users will have their profiles with these elements…

So, every functionality and phase/flow are explained and on basis of that it is possible to create offer and eventually sub questions.

For functionalities it is important to tell if it is online shop, social network, an auction website, portal for real estate or tourist destination searching…

Example 2:

It is needed to put 10 companies/MPs on a website, and there is 3 categories and 2 subcategories for every company. I also want you to create complete functionality, categories and subcategories and we will add the products. Payment will be by delivery, by credit cards, PayPal…

One of important information is that if website has to be responsive, adjusted for all mobile devices. This functionality has become standard and it’s almost considered as default functionality, but it is needed to discus with purchaser about that, because there are exceptions and different demands.

8. BUDGET

Information about budget which you plan to invest in potential project, may be indicator for agency about seriousness and how much you really know about the price for that kind of services.

Many purchasers avoid to define their budget, and expect that they will get offer first so in that way they «doesn’t show their cards».

However, by telling your budget you are providing agency with possibility to tell what is possible to make within that budget.

Price isn’t being calculated on basis of client’s budget, but on basis of demand, so if it is project which cost 900 euros, and client defined budget of 5000 euros, price will be 900 euros, but information about budget will be used to give additional offer to client and tell him what is possible to do to improve the project.

Also if real price for project is 2000 euros, and client defined budget of 1000 euros, it is possible to make offer within that budget, which will be without some items that increase price of creating project.

Because of that we suggest as solution to provide approximate budget, (from – to).

That is very useful information in tactic and informative way and it is favorably for both sides.

9. DEADLINES

Deadlines are very important factor that greatly impact on intern work distribution, sorting project by priority and price.

If you don’t have defined Timeframe, a deadline, then project is created in standard regime and that deadline isn’t defined doesn’t mean that the project will be created out of real Timeframe.

Project defining is directly associated with project documentation and in 99% of cases, web design agency is the one who establish approximately deadline for that project.

If purchaser demands that project has to be out of real timeframe then it is needed to work overtime, and that will affect the final price of the project.

10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information can be used for everything what isn’t cited in previously items or something what is off topic and provided questions.

I hope that this will help to ones who want to offer service, and to web design agencies who had problems with this topic

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Les vacances sont là, et Visionary Technologies Company, votre partenaire numérique lance une autre session de formation en inforamatique  "Digital Holidays 2018".

Passez ces vacances en améliorant vos compétences dans le domaine de l'informatique et devenez plus compétitif sur le marché de l'emploi. Pour cette session de formation 2018, nous avons préparé un joli paquet pour vous:

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Marketing Numerique
  3. Developement Web
  4. Infographie
  5. Cryto-Monnaie

Ces programmes n'ont pas été sélectionné au hasard, c'est basé sur la demande du marché du travail. Alors faites votre choix et venez nous rejoindre ici a VTC Cameroon.

Pour plus d'informations, veillez nous contacter: Cliquez ici

1.Websites are now the “front door” for a church. Most people will visit it before they ever step foot on your campus.

2.A professional website for a church presents the entire information( vision, mission, objectives etc.) about the church to current & future Christians in Cameroon and abroad.

3.A professionally designed website with a modern look and feel gives the partners or potential partners of the church the confidence to join the ministry & support the church from anywhere in the world.

4.A professional website tells them that the is a serious church and committed to reaching people across the world and it’s a trust worthy organization that can step up to meet the needs of God’s people.

5.A professionally designed website with an Online giving allows members to contribute even if they forget their checkbook on Sunday morning.

6.The congregation can and does fact check statements made by the pastor during the sermon.

7.Blogs allow the pastor to communicate and teach throughout the week.

8.Church announcements can be sent over the internet via emails, SMS, etc. If something happens in one church, people on the other side of the country hear about it almost immediately.

9.Instead of having their complaints contained, disgruntled church members can now send out a Facebook message or even start a blog to share their feelings with everyone.

10.Church promotion is no longer placing an ad in the local newspaper. It’s targeting ads to specific demographics and locations on Facebook.

11.Video calling using applications like Skype allows churches to remain in contact and have real-time conversations with missionaries around the world.

12.In-depth relationships may be harder to cultivate in real life due to some forming more shallow online relationships

13.Instead of needing shelves of commentaries, pastors can use Bible study helps like WORDsearch.

14.Churches and individuals can buy and download small group material online using online payments now available in Cameroon.

15.Virtually all of church history is at your finger tips, as a Google search can bring up original documents from Church Fathers, Reformers and Great Awakening evangelists.

16.Worship music is available to stream or download, giving churches access to more variety in the music they choose.

17.Teachers and preachers are forced to deal with a decreased attention span of listeners who are used to the speed of the internet.

18.You can now carry the Bible with you at all times on your smartphone through YouVersion and other Bible apps.

19.Churches have the ability to assess their progress in making disciples by using tools like Transformational Discipleship Assessment.

20.Generations raised with the internet have a broader scope of issues and often are inspired to take on and change global problems.

21.Podcasts enable the teaching ministry of a church to reach more easily into the homes of their members and benefit others around the world.

22.Using resources like Ministry Grid, training of volunteers can happen much more efficiently.

23.Social media has given a larger voice to many individuals who are not pastors or well-known leaders.

24.The phenomenon of online church has challenged pastors and theologians to consider what exactly constitutes a church.

25.Pastors and churches must deal with the permanence of the internet. A sermon from 10 years ago can be accessed and critiqued today.

26.Congregants face the distraction and opportunity of ever-present social media. They can use their phones to check sports scores or tweet a great quote from the sermon.

27.Denominational ties have weakened and other relationships strengthen as churches can find others who more closely resemble their theological convictions.

28.Churches face an additional pressure of constantly updating their website and online presence

29.Stand out of the crowd--->own a website---> help spread the gospel-->Reach out to multitude

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