DOT & LINE

THE PROBLEM

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of primary school-going children in urban centres attend after-school tuition. This thriving and lucrative market is unregulated; parents pay fees but the quality of tuition provided is often very poor.
Pakistan has more than 400,000 women with bachelor degrees but they are unable to join the workforce due to cultural barriers and domestic responsibilities. As a result, home-based work options such as tailoring, food catering and tuitions have become immensely popular.

THE INNOVATION

Dot & Line’s blended-learning math enrichment programme is delivered after school, through a network of trained and certified teachers.
Women can apply to become Dot & Line Teacher Franchise Partners. Shortlisted applicants receive training on teaching mathematics, and on how to facilitate use of Dot & Line’s blended learning product, allowing them to run small classes from home and earn money as well.
The programme is intended for children in grades 3 to 8, and includes paper-based worksheets, a gamified app, an interactive base-ten kit and a comprehensive teaching manual.

ILM IDEAS 2’ INVESTMENT

With Ilm Ideas 2’s investment, Dot & Line will reach at least 5000 children, 8 to 13 years old, in 2018.

WHY ILM 2 INVESTED

  • Support from the Spring Accelerator has helped Dot & Line prepare a strong foundation for growth
  • Good business model
  • A strong team with a clear vision for what they want to achieve
  • Strong focus on the quality of the programme

For further information, contact Lina Ahmed at linaahmed9@gmail.com

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