cemara: A Temporary Solution for an Early Childhood Education
cemara is a service and UX design for Final Thesis project in Politecnico di Milano.
Being the world’s fourth most populated country with a projection of 65 million young adults by 2035, Indonesia turns its focus to education for better generations in the competitive economy.
Based on the United Nations Development Programme, early childhood development remains one of the most powerful levers for accelerating education for all and reducing poverty in the long term. Thus, it becomes the ultimate goal of the Ministry of National Development Planning to improve young children's capacity to develop and learn.
PAUD, which stands for Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini or Early Childhood Education and Development (ECD), is a project established by the government. The service is supposed to cover every village in Indonesia with educated human resources from the neighbourhood as the teachers (caregivers).
This service works together with the Ministry of Education and Culture to ensure that more children from low-income families have access to education. The government uses the power of the local community as the main pillar to strengthen the service.
However, the service still has deficiencies, with equality as one of the most urgent issues. In reality, there is a gap between the villages covered by the service and the uncovered ones. The children who are not exposed to early childhood education service lose the critical stage of childhood development. The thesis project aims to thoroughly analyse the problem to propose solutions for better service coverage and decrease the gap.
All the research, brainstorming, design, mockup, and prototype were done by me.