EDKASA

THE PROBLEM

Research shows that having a good teacher in class and teaching matters to student learning. Yet in many of Pakistan’s secondary schools in the public and private sectors, teaching posts for critical subjects such as mathematics and science education lie vacant or are filled by teachers without the required expertise. Consequently, the quality of teaching is low and students are not gaining knowledge and skills for employment or for higher education in the 21st century in Pakistan.

THE INNOVATION

EDKASA aims to increase access to quality secondary education by making available top quality secondary teachers across the country through their interactive online learning platform. The platform allows for live, interactive classes connecting one teacher to up to 100 students at a time. Using the EDKASA Direct product, students from anywhere in the country can join the platform using an internet-connected device. In parallel, EDKASA will make available its ‘teacher stream’ to EDKASA franchisees, targeting those students who cannot directly connect to the platform.

ILM IDEAS 2’ INVESTMENT

With and investment of up to £150,000, Ilm Ideas 2 is supporting EDKASA to pilot to test their business model and to conduct more market research, with the aim of helping them securesave additional investment when Ilm 2 support ends.

WHY ILM 2 INVESTED

  • Potential to scale
  • Potential for EDKASA (especially via EDKASA franchisees) to reach young people in poorer communities at risk of dropping out of schools
  • A committed and ambitious young team

For further information, contact Annum Sadiq at annum@edkasa.com

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