From illiteracy to empowerment via technology


Why are we fundraising? 

There are 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or do basic arithmetic. UNESCO estimates a 12% drop in world poverty if all children in developing countries had basic reading skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to schools or teachers. There are not enough teachers to meet the demand of learners in the world!
We are a new approach. One that will remove the barriers to a quality learning experience regardless of location or economic status.

We are working hard to develop open source software (available for free once built) for children to teach themselves reading, writing and arithmetic!

Our gamification of learning will allow children to interact with the learning environment for longer periods of time. Our technology solution has elements of machine learning (AI) which directs the children's learning and provides feedback in real time, in-built assessments and internationally curated curriculum. We believe that it is time to democratize learning. 


What do we plan to do with the funds?


As part of the Global Learning XPRIZE Challenge, we will release the first leg of our software in November 2016, both in English and Swahili. Winning teams will be supported to field test their software on 100 villages,  and assess the impact of the software on predetermined learning metrics. 

As believers in the goodness of men and women, we have been working from the start as a volunteer team, with support from across India and internationally! We are deeply grateful to our entire team of volunteers!  At this stage in our journey, however, we are in need of funds to access some quality resources to enable the software to reach the quality benchmarks we have created for ourselves.
Any amount you donate, will go a long way in helping us build a high quality learning environment. Join us to lift generations out of illiteracy!!

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12th February 2017
Dear Supporters,

It gives us immense pleasure to announce that we have been able to make successful submission to XPRIZE with our game product - Gurukul.
We happily present our first public video -
Team Krishna Gurukul game trailer 1


As per the communication from Xprize, out of 198 teams registered for the competition, we stand amongst the top 38 teams who have successfully submitted their software and are undergoing the first round of assessment at XPrize.

The teams who make it through the first round will have their software put up for field testing. And the data collection from the field testing will be used to select 5 semi-finalists, whose softwares will be deployed in Tanzania for an 18 month pilot project. 

Future plans:
We plan to put up our game on play store soon. The only reason that hasn't been done yet is because we are making our game complaint with play store policies and, more importantly, are testing the game across a range of devices/tablets so as to cover the hardware base for play store users and give them a seamless experience. 

Needless to say, R&D continues within our team to improve UI/UX, brainstorm new games, add features, improve the curriculum and add more courses to increase the age range for a child. Currently, the game is designed for an under-privileged kid in the 7-12 age group. And we plan on increasing the age range as well as the privileged/under-privileged category. 

At the end, we are humbly thankful to Milaap for letting us put up the fundraising campaign and to all our supporters, without whom we would have been unable to purse our dream of making the world, a better place. 

Thanks,
Kaushik Mazumdar


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Gargi and team keep up the good work!! You guys are great youth role models!!

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