Updated Jun 29, 2020

EmpowerU Learning - A High- Quality Remote learning platform for rural students

www.empoweru.in

Onkar Prasad

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EmpowerU-Learning brings Free Classroom-like Learning to Rural/Suburban K12 students from Public Schools of India. Students learn from their own favourite school teachers through the platform even in low internet areas.

Our innovation EmpowerU Learning is a mobile application built to enable Remote Learning for Rural &suburban students even with low internet connectivity. The application facilitates students to learn remotely through the video lessons uploaded by their teachers on the platform for FREE. It empowers students to Learn at their own Pace, access resources for unlimited number of times from any...
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Our innovation EmpowerU Learning is a mobile application built to enable Remote Learning for Rural &suburban students even with low internet connectivity. The application facilitates students to learn remotely through the video lessons uploaded by their teachers on the platform for FREE. It empowers students to Learn at their own Pace, access resources for unlimited number of times from anywhere. The platform facilitates structured learning as the video content created by teachers are organised as per the lesson plan of the schools. To ensure high quality of resources, every video uploaded on the platform is reviewed, verified and optimise by our team for Quality and seamless learning of the students. It provides the students with the choice to choose videos as per their language, favourite teachers or subject they wish to study. The platform provide access to free e-books for all grades which can either be viewed online or downloaded on their device free of cost. The platform also offers additional contents such as knowledge digests, free English classes for the overall development of the rural/suburban students. It is worth mentioning that there are around 71 million kids, aged 5-11 years in India who go online using adults devices. Rural India has 227 million active users that is 10% more than urban users according to the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Nielsen.
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We are at the Proof of Concept stage. Initially, we have launched the platform only for the 0.45 million public school students of Tripura state and currently working on improving the penetration and usage of the mobile app by the students.
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Focus Areas:

Education, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Technology and 3 MoreSEE ALL

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Implemented In:

India

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100,000
Customers
6
Employees

Problem

We are addressing the problem of Learning interruption due to COVID 19 pandemic, Unaffordability and Inaccessibility of digital resources through free Remote Learning to Rural and Suburban K12 students in India. Understanding their real need of learning support and challenge of inaccessibility we have developed a high-quality learning platform accessible even in low internet areas.

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Solution

We have developed a classroom at Home Learning platform for rural students which is accessible even in low internet areas. It enables i) Free Classroom at Home by their own teachers: Teachers can upload their learning lessons- videos to the platform and students can learn from videos of their own teacher at their pace anytime. ii) Free digital resources – Free e-books for all classes. iii) Interactive Contents for overall development.

Target Beneficiaries

We aim to serve the rural and suburban students studying in public schools of India who do not have access to the right learning support. The low education background of parents and the closure of schools due to COVID 19 pandemic has amplified the learning inequality in these areas. Currently we have launched the mobile application for 0.45 million students studying in 4500+ public schools of Tripura state of India.

Mission and Vision

With this innovation we aspire to change the world by 1. Prevent huge learning loss of students in rural/suburban areas due to School Closures by bringing classroom at home. 2. Improve accessibility of digital contents even in low internet connectivity areas. 3. Create a high-quality learning platform for rural students having plenty of resources suiting their learning needs, in regional languages- highly useful post-COVID 19 pandemic. 4. Uplift the mental wellbeing of rural students

Competitive Advantage

Our innovation is better that other existing innovations as it improves Accessibility of digital contents in low internet connectivity rural areas, it is FREE of cost and provides the much needed Right Support by bringing classroom at home to rural and suburban students. The quality of learning resources is high and offers a large number of choices for the rural students – they can learn in their own language, from their favourite teacher, at their pace for free. The platform ensures High quality, Optimised content for seamless learning.It also provides free e-books, extra learning contents to develop 21st-century skills. Other e-learning platform require a high-speed internet connection and are highly costly hence limiting access in rural areas. Our innovation is apart as we are building a high-quality remote learning platform serving the rural/suburban population which will be beneficial POST pandemic. Other solutions are focussed to serve the urban/metropolitan population.

Planned Goals and Milestones

In the next phase, we would provide learning recommendations to the students tracking their learning needs and also allow self-assessment of concepts learned. We also intend to launch more comprehensive learning courses for their overall development and make them ready for the future workforce.
Funding Goal300,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1,000,000
Recruit2 Education Expert, 2 Program Manager, 2 Software Engineer,
New FeatureFree classes, content, personalised recommendations

The Team Behind the Innovation

Team led by young & passionate entrepreneur Mr Onkar, Chief Executive Officer having 7+years of interdisciplinary experience in operations ,software development and analytics. Successfully executed 3 large scale education transformation projects. Alumni of IIT Kanpur Mr Sudhanshu Bahadur- Chief Project Officer,20+ years experience in Technology & Consulting Dr BV Phani: Research Hea , 20+years of Exp in education Mr Nilesh Triyar, Chief Technology Officer,17+years of experience in Technology.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Jun 2020
New Product Or Service
We launched our platform EmpowerU Learning on Play store, freely available for students and teachers of public schools
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
India

Supporting Materials

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