We are a non-profit organization who aim to help South African children boost their education.
In the past decade there’s been a increase in quality education resources freely available online, In particular Khan Academy.
Unfortunately, these resources are difficult to access by those it could benefit the most. We want to change that.
Using Khan Academy, we have seen dramatic improvements in the math marks of children. In a specific example, a 14 year old girl went from achieving 15% to 60% in a 6 month period.
This, we believe, is the result of filling up missing education building blocks, making the subsequent blocks, that much easier to master.
These missing education blocks, cause many children to become despondent and finally just give up trying to learn.
Khan Academy can change all that. In a non pressure environment, it allows them to start from the beginning. Get up to speed in the area’s they haven’t mastered, and cement in place those they have.
Once you have mastered a skill, belief returns and with belief enjoyment.
This we believe has the potential to change the education landscape of South-Africa
How our program works: we identify a sponsor of a potential child. The sponsor, could be a parent, employer, or any individual with a close connection to the parent . The sponsor must be a responsible individual that has a basic know how of a computer
They would then be visited by an agent and be given a quick introductory session with regards to the program. A number of videos uploaded to YouTube, will also give additional info, and cover the introductory session.
Edu16 would then supply a device with offline Khan Academy pre installed together with other useful software. The device will also come with limited internet access , mainly to measure the progress on Khan Academy
The sponsors responsibility is to introduce the child to Khan Academy, monitor his progress and pass through feedback to the Edu16.
Register here to be able to sign up your Edu16 candidate.