Edtech-focussed Accelerator To Support Foundational Learning
The accelerator will fund eight high-quality edtech solutions from both non-profit and private organisations that aim to build, pilot, measure and test innovative ideas
A consortium of non-profit and philanthropic organisations in the education sector in India have launched the ‘EdTech Accelerator’ to support foundational learning of children at-home. This consortium benefits from the support of founding partners Reliance Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation with design and implementation by Central Square Foundation, British Asian Trust as Fund Manager and the US Government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing technical assistance to support the fund design and management.
Achieving universal Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) skills for children is critical to bridging the learning gap exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. EdTech solutions that can be used at home have significant potential to bridge this gap.
The accelerator will fund eight high-quality edtech solutions from both non-profit and private organisations that aim to build, pilot, measure and test innovative ideas. Impact-focussed grant funding and dedicated mentoring support will be available in year one, and grants to further scale up this work will be available in year two, thereby impacting up to 2.5 million children by 2025. Applications are now open for the edtech cccelerator.
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