Call for ISLP-regional-volunteers
The International Statistical Literacy Project is under the umbrella of the International
Association for Statistical Education (IASE), the education section of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). It is managed by the ISLP Executive and overseen by the ISLP Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is chaired by the IASE President and has representatives of IASE, IAOS and ISI. An ISI committee was established in 1994 to stimulate the spread of quantitative skills around the world in areas and populations (especially in developing countries and among the young) that could benefit from increased knowledge of numbers and their applications, with particular regard to statistics.
The mission of the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) is to support, create and participate in statistical literacy activities and promotion around the world. To facilitate communication among many countries and projects, which is a forum where those interested in acquiring or providing statistical literacy can meet (in a virtual sense), exchange needs, information and resources, and learn to disseminate statistical literacy in their communities. It replaces the World Numeracy Project of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
The ISLP is very committed to providing access to statistics to all members of the community. However increased use of statistics per se, does not automatically lead to an increased understanding of statistics. It is becoming well recognized that ‘statistical literacy is a critical, though neglected skill that should be addressed if children are to become more informed members of the community through statistical poster competitions.
The International Statistical Literacy Poster Competition 2018-2019 is open in Tanzania! It is time to start organizing the National Competitions. The competition opened on the 8th of January 2018. The national winning posters should be submitted to the International Competition by the 30th of March 2019.
The competition challenges students to conduct a mini survey on the topic of their choice and present the survey process and the results on a statistical poster. This time there is no particular theme for the posters.
ISLP-Tanzania is looking for enthusiastic, energetic volunteers to support organizing exercise in all regional schools/universities/colleges
Coordinating and supervising the whole process of The International Statistical Literacy Poster Competition 2018-2019 in respective region/schools/university/college.
At least a Certificate/diploma or degree in any field (mathematics and statistical knowledge is much preferred)
Be willing to learn, work and spent time with young people
Must possess sound communication skills (Swahili and English is an added advantage)
Send a one page expression of interest to ISLP-Country coordinator through firstname.lastname@example.org
with a subject “ISLP-Expression of interest’
Deadline is 15 April 2018