Supernews: Focus on the tertiary drop-out stage
Supernews, is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it. Recently it challenged students across the country to:
– Find out what the drop-out levels were on their campuses
– Find out what the major reasons behind drop-out are
– Come up with innovative ways to address these reasons, and reduce drop-out rates
Entries poured in from around the country. The eleven best ideas were selected and showcased at the Super Stage event held in May 2012.
The second runner-up concept was EQ’uo. EQ’uo is an anonymous online social networking forum where students can post challenges that they face on a daily basis – in an engaged and safe environment – and be motivated or encouraged by other students who comment and post solutions that have worked for themselves. Below is the presentation outlining the concept: