The portfolio contains a selection of tried and tested technology solutions which have been found useful for development NGOs.
Chatbot for interactive learning. Free of charge to the users. Arifu’s chatbot allows both smart and feature phone users to learn via SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Provides information on multiple topics, for instance, on farming and preventing COVID-19. Main use: Access to information via chatbot.
BRCK – Kio Kit
Fully integrated education platform designed in Africa that “turns any school room into a digital classroom”. Contains 40 easy-to-use Kio tablets, wireless charging and lockable case. The tablets can run multimedia content and have sustainable batteries to manage only irregular charging. Main use: Tablets for educational purposes.
Mobile education platform that works via SMS and web. Users can study with curated content (ages 9 to 18) take quizzes and ask questions from teachers – among other things. Available in Kenya but also in Ghana and Ivory Coast. Main use: Education content.
Literacy app to boost 6- and 7-year old’s reading both in Kiswahili and English, aligned with the curriculum. The app incudes dozens of stories written by Kenyan teachers and illustrated by East African artists. They also have a literacy app built for Somali adults who have missed out on school. Has the capacity to build apps in new languages. Main use: Boost literacy skills.
E-learning app by iMlango to respond COVID-19. Provides a selection of content that is also found from the organization’s in-school e-learning platform. In general, iMlango delivers education content and equipment for schools in marginalized areas of Kenya. They have, for instance, developed a digital attendance system. Main use: Remote learning & digital education.
Provides information about +30 free apps and resources to support distance learning in schools that are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Main use: Wide range of education apps for teachers to utilize.
A chat-based search engine delivering answers to secondary school students’ questions. It is curriculum-aligned. Can be used online with smartphones or offline with SMS. Main use: Learning with mobile phones.
A portable device with hard-drive and wifi-connection. Contains wide variety of open source and free educational material in several languages. Useful in remote locations that do not have access to the internet. Use: Provide access to educational materials in remote locations.
Local, accessible and digitized learning content for individual students and teachers as well as schools in the Secondary School level in Tanzania. Provides web platform (online & offline), mobile applications and offline SMS services. Main use: Learning content for students, teachers and schools.
Solar Media Backpack
Portable media station for settings with limited access to electricity and internet. Contains a durable projector, loudspeakers and 6–8-hour battery. Operates with solar panels as well as grid electricity. Main use: Present information (videos, photos, presentations etc.) to groups.
Message and voice service platform. You can set up your own platform to communicate people using automated SMS or voice messages. Internet connection is not required for the users. Main use: Share information and interact with large number of people owning a basic mobile phone.