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!!