Appland delivers an App Store for Myanmar Connect to Learn
According to the World Bank only 54 % of secondary-school aged children are enrolled in schools in Myanmar. With digital technology and social innovation the objective is to initiate change and implement quality education and support for Myanmar’s youth to reach their full potential.
Finja 5 together with Appland are proud to deliver a child-friendly computing solution as part of the Connect to Learn initiative in Myanmar. Connect to Learn is a public-private partnership that involves the use of ICT solutions to promote universal access to quality secondary education in developing countries, with an emphasis on schooling for girls. The project is a coalition project funded by Ericsson, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™. Other implementation partners are Finja 5, UNESCO, Earth Institute at Columbia University, EduEval Educational Consultancy and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications.
The project also receives support from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Myanmar.
It is the industry’s next generation curated educational tablets. A solution suitable for the emerging markets, with the potential to promote the uptake of ICT by marginalized children and students.
The unique architecture pioneered by Finja 5 is a Managed Cloud as a Service (MCaaS) solution that removes complicated maintenance from end users and provides an opportunity to distribute apps and update content on the individual tablet devices on a real-time basis. Teachers and students thereby experience first class educational content in a secure, trouble free and intuitive environment.
31 schools are part of the program
155 teachers in 31 schools have completed the first part of their teacher training and the goal is to improve literacy and numeracy for 21,000 students in total in Myanmar, by early 2017. Below video created by Ericsson explains the story.
Connect To Learn a coalition project
The project is a coalition project with Ericsson, UNESCO, UK Department for International Development (DFID), EduEval Educational Consultancy, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Finja 5, Myanmar Post and Telecommunications and Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Myanmar.
To learn more about the project and to read the Ericsson press release please visit this page
“At Appland we believe that every child should have the chance to reach their full potential. We are very proud to be part of this project and we hope to be part of many more education initiatives for children.” - Jonatan Redvik, CEO Appland
Appland’s collaboration partner Finja 5 is a mixture of scholars and industry experts that believe in empowering young people through education and thereby contribute to the development of successful societies.