Updated: Oct 9, 2020
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In 5 years, AFZA Capital wants to look back and see that we supported ideas and initiatives that empower the way we live. With recent Covid-19 lockdown efforts worldwide, working from home and switching to a more digital way of life could very well be the new norm. It will definitely be more excepted moving forward.
One experience that parents continue to take on during the pandemic is balancing a child’s classroom curriculum. In the US, the experience and platforms have varied, but the constant feedback is similar in that it takes time to navigate. More importantly, it takes patience to perform and the reality is that regular conditions have changed, and children don’t have easy access to teachers.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” - Benjamin Franklin
Over the last several years, education innovators around the world continue to pursue definitions of student success, personalized approaches, and wholly new models of school. For many, these challenges where focused on discovering ways to promote scale while maintaining quality. We have all seen the leverage of online programs, competency-based instructional models eager to disrupt the traditional lockstep approach. Personally, I happen to be a huge advocate for platforms such as Khan Academy.
Khan Academy is an American non-profit education organization created in 2008 by Salman Khan, with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. Khan Academy produces short lessons in the form of videos.
However, we haven’t seen much focus around the way schools operate. Improving efforts around admission, parent engagement, and overall tuition management.
We would learn that the Kenyan education market is very manual.The reality is that 90% of Kenya’s 80,000 schools do not have any management systems.This is resulting in teachers, principals, administrators and parents wanting innovation.