Guyana Education Access Project (1999-2004)

www.geap.org.gy
(Now at www.nosimpler.co.uk/geap)

  • Bespoke frame-based website and CDROM with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Flash elements
  • Document archive and retrieval
  • Photography and image editing
  • Logo design
  • Flash ‘splash’ page

Background

The Guyana Education Access Project (GEAP) was a five-year Government of Guyana project (Jan 1999 to Dec 2003), funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by CfBT.

The main project goal of GEAP supported the Guyana Minstry of Education (MOE) mission by aiming to provide sustainable improvement in education quality and access for all children in Guyana, particularly the poorest.

My Work

I worked as the IT Education Teacher Trainer for GEAP from 1999 to 2001, and IT Education Technology Consultant from 2001 to 2003. During this time we designed and installed IT networks in schools, trained a few teachers to be IT Coordinators for their schools, and trained all teachers so that they were able to use computers to support their teaching.

The GEAP website was created in 1999 as a bespoke website (HTML, CSS) and document repository. Training for teachers included web design using HTML, allowing the creation of simple websites for all project schools, hosted on the GEAP website.

In 2001, “A Flash Down the Road, An Oral History of Linden“, was added to the website.

As the project due to a close, the website was revised for CDROM publication so that it could become a key archive of project activity, and so supporting Output 7 of the project “Replication“.