There are 250million children in the world who cannot read. 1,5million new teachers would need to be trained and an unrealistic number of schools would need to be built in order to educate this amount of children. If students had basic reading skills, studies show that 1,7million people could be elevated out of poverty. Clearly traditional schooling is not the answer to tackling this global problem. It seems education is faced with an impossible task. Yet, as we know, nothing is impossible until it is done.
We are very proud to announce that Class Act has been selected as one of 198 registered teams to take part in the Global Learning Xprize competition.
The registered teams, from over 40 countries, have 18 months to develop tablet based software solutions that will assist in bringing basic reading, writing and arithmetic to developing countries. After 18 months of software development, five team finalists will be chosen.
Tablets, containing the software developed by the five finalists, will then be deployed into 100 villages in a developing country. After a further 18 months, during which children use the tablets individually, and in essence, take control of their own education, a winner will be chosen. The winning team will be chosen based on success rates of the software in the field testing stages.
This competition is momentous and could bring significant change to education as we know it. Class Act could not be more excited to be involved in such an important and ground breaking project.
We are presently looking for sponsors / investors who would be willing to collaborate with us and be part of our team. For more details please contact Ms Penny Groome at firstname.lastname@example.org / 082 824 7428.More
Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE
CREATING MOBILE LITERACY LEARNING APPLICATIONS THAT IMPROVE ACCESS, INCREASE RETENTION, AND SCALE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF LOW-LITERATE ADULTS.
The ability to read empowers low-literate adults with the skills and information they need to improve their lives and realize their dreams. Adult learners face a distinct set of challenges. Existing programs are place-based and provide direct, in-person services making them difficult to access for those with jobs and families. We need a radical new approach to address adult literacy learning. The Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation is a global competition challenging teams to develop mobile applications for existing smart devices that result in the greatest increase in literacy skills among participating adult learners in just 12 months.
The solutions will overcome key barriers to literacy learning by improving access, while increasing retention, and scaling to meet demand. Class Act is proud to be a participant in this competition, and we look forward to developing a tool that will positively change lives.
We are presently looking for sponsors / investors who would be willing to collaborate with us and be part of our team. For more details please contact Ms Penny Groome at email@example.com / 082 824 7428.