Updated Jun 29, 2020

Swetha Prakash

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40K PLUS addresses the lack of access to quality education (UNSDG 4) in low-resource environments through a technology platform that delivers educational material offline using low-cost android devices.

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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Focus Areas:

Education, Literacy and Technology

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Implemented In:

Cambodia and India

Cambodia and IndiaSEE LESS

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Key Partners
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Countries Implemented In
$2,000,000
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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Problem

40K PLUS addresses the lack of access to quality education (as set out in UNSDG 4) in restricted or low-resource environments that have limited access to electricity, internet and trained teachers. The project currently targets India and Cambodia. Our flagship program delivered through the 40K PLUS technology platform recognizes that without knowledge of basic English, these communities are severely limited in their access to opportunities, higher education and information.

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Solution

We have designed a technology platform that can be used to curate and deliver educational material through an individualized, offline learning pathway on low-cost android devices. Currently, the platform is being used to deliver our flagship English language program for first-generation English learners.

Target Beneficiaries

Our program targets communities in restricted or low-resource environments with limited access to internet, electricity and trained teachers. Currently, our innovation is being used by government-run schools in Cambodia and India as well as in community-based learning centers in India.

Mission and Vision

Obtaining a quality education is fundamental to improving people’s lives. 40K PLUS helps to improve access to information and education in communities with minimal resources, with an innovative approach that consists a technology platform that works offline through low-cost android devices, high quality learning and assessment content and local stakeholders such as teachers and administrators. Its potential is in its ease-of-use and scalability.
New Implemented CountriesCambodia, India

The Team Behind the Innovation

Founder & Chairman – Clary Castrission is a social entrepreneur, teacher and consultant. He is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia. CEO – Swetha Prakash is an educator & trainer with extensive experience in EdTech product development, business generation and management. CFO – Jesse Whelan is a former BCG consultant and a Harvard MBA who has co-founded a math tutoring startup in the US and in Sydney.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

May 2020
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Jan 2020
Jan 2020
New Country Implemented In
Cambodia and India
Jan 2018
Funds RaisedPENDING
$790,000
TYPEGrant