MASVINGO –Save Money by Learning Online (SMBLO), an online learning management system (LMS) is set to break the world record for longest online broadcast by launching a two week long webcast in support of online education.
The current world record of 161 hours 11 minutes and 32 seconds broadcasted from May 13 to May 20, 2019 was set by USA streaming service Hulu after broadcasting the entirety of hit series Games of Thrones.
SMBLO CEO, Amanda Marufu said the broadcast was set to be held from August 1- 14, 2020 but has been postponed to a later date to gather more broadcasting content and sponsors.
Marufu said the broadcast is meant to raise awareness for online education and raise funds to buy gadgets for 530 less privileged pupils to learn online for a year.
The broadcast feed will be available on SMBLO Facebook page and YouTube channel.
“We will launch the broadcast in support of online education. My organisation is raising awareness to support all pupils across Africa. Online education is readily available for all pupils and is cheaper than building new schools.
“SMBLO will donate half of the funds raised through its three partners and we will donate a cell phone, a power bank, and data for a year and content in the form of videos, books, tests and revision guides,” said Marufu.
SMBLO is currently partnering three organizations which support children in need, namely, Tugwi Trust in Chivi, Heartwave Foundation in Kwekwe, Kabwe Children’s home in Binga and children in Cyclone Idai ravaged areas particularly Chimanimani.
The program has 265 children; 161 girls, 104 boys with 25 pupils in primary school, 169 in High school, eight in tertiary institutions and 63 in Cyclone Idai ravaged Chimanimani.
“Content creators, contributors and those that want to assist us can get in touch with us on our social media platforms,” said Marufu. https://masvingomirror.com