Social and Technology Start-Up
How's that for a combination.
Digital technology is increasingly having a huge impact on our daily lives. Always-on social media, expanding cloud services and pervasive artificial intelligence have become the new norm. In education, we have seen the impact of digitalization: massive open online courses (MOOCS) have been developed to take higher education around the globe. Teacher robots are booming in China, and without a doubt soon in other parts of the world. Because of these overwhelming possibilities, it is easy to overlook that millions of students do not have access simply because internet access is too expensive, not stable or not available.
A deep concern
There is a deeper concern. Although technology is pervasive, the ability to adopt it to the benefit of every day life is unevenly spread around the globe. We are heading towards a digital divide where there is a gap between the ones who can develop their digital skills and the ones who cannot. Inevitably, this will have a huge impact on the future global workforce. Covid-19 and the forced lock downs have made this gap very apparent.
EdukoMondo was founded in 2019 to solve this issue and bring digital education to remote and underserved areas. From pre-school onwards, children will be able to learn to read and write using tablets, create their own videos of field trips or access a local copy of wikipedia to do research. All the way to use the same platform to conduct adult education and vocational training. By embedding digital in their daily school routine, students will not only have access to a much wider source of information, but will also learn how to be smart with social media, how to identify fake news, how to stop cyber bullying, what a strong password is and so on.
In remote areas, linked to lower standards of living and poverty, education is often provided by not for profit organisations and volunteers. These organisations mostly don't have the skills to implement digital education, as they are not necessarily technically versed to build a suited solution themselves.
How we work
EdukoMondo funds, designs and consults on education digitization projects for those in remote and underserved areas.
Back to the basics
The number of edtech solutions and providers is staggering. There is however one "but". Most, if not all, require an internet connection to their cloud based services. And many of them are very complex, requiring an IT degree to keep up with patches, updates, support and user requests. It becomes harder and harder to find a simple solution that can be installed and managed locally by volunteers.
That is why EdukoMondo goes back to the basics and has designed a blue print for an easy to deploy and easy to maintain, yet powerful digital education platform. We started from a couple of must-haves to build this platform:
Did we capture your interest?
If the above triggers your curiosity to learn more, don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always looking for projects, volunteers and donors!