Updated Jan 15, 2021

Gagandeep Singh

We focus on raising the learning levels of school going children, specially in the semi-urban and rural areas, using technology. Our Platform localised, interactive and has a unique “click-only” approach to ensure adoption and reduce learning curve.

Our Solution, iScuela is a unique, “click only”, interactive and localised content delivery platform. At the heart of the platform lies our innovative iScuela engine which has the following features : Click & Tap Only: We have designed the entire platform in a way that all its features can be used by pointing and clicking with a mouse on a PC or laptop or simply tapping on your smart dev...
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Our Solution, iScuela is a unique, “click only”, interactive and localised content delivery platform. At the heart of the platform lies our innovative iScuela engine which has the following features : Click & Tap Only: We have designed the entire platform in a way that all its features can be used by pointing and clicking with a mouse on a PC or laptop or simply tapping on your smart devices. This ensures easy and fast adoption and little or no technical training. Works offline: The engine employs Online/Offline to address the lack of internet connectivity in rural and semi urban areas. Highly Interactive: Images, videos, class exercises, 3D models and interactive modules make this highly engaging for the students. Multi Lingual : The engine supports multiple languages for the same content. We have to deliver learning in the localised languages while also encouraging english language learning. User Analysis : We have developed an inbuilt user analysis capability which will give all the stake holders in-depth know how of the adoption and the impact of the platform and content. Content Pipeline : We did not want this platform to be used only for curriculum, hence we created functionality which allows stakeholders to send content which has social impact and can cause behavioural changes in the students. For example the platform is now going to be used to send messages for the Swachch Bharat Campaign (India’s Cleanliness Drive).
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Working with the state government and Rotary India Literacy Mission, we are in the process of installing our solutions in over 19,000 government school across the state. This will impact over 4 million children and 100,000 teachers.

Focus Areas:

Education

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Implemented In:

India

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1,500,000
Lives Impacted to Date
2
Key Partners
1
Country Implemented In
100,000
Customers
65
Employees

Problem

Quality education and Low learning levels : There is a wide disparity in the quality of education in small towns and villages as compared to metropolitans. Year after year there are studies done which show very poor learning levels in school children going to public schools across India. A grade 8 child in a public school is barely at a level if a 5th grader. Almost all the solutions that are present in the market are aimed at school children studying in private schools.

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Solution

We define Innovation as something which can improve lives of the people at the lower end of the pyramid, a solution that can be implemented with the current challenges of infrastructure, cost etc. iScuela our solution address the problem of low learning levels, its an ecosystem that is an aid for teachers for in-class teaching and also provides a platform for self learning for children. The entire system runs on existing hardware in schools and also capable of running on low cost android phones.

Target Beneficiaries

Our aim is to make quality education accessible for all school going children in the k-10 segment. Along with the children we also focus on assisting teachers with multimedia tools so that they can enrich the in classroom learning experience.

Mission and Vision

The ultimate aim of this product is to make children, ready for, what now is being referred to as the 4th Industrial revolution. iScuela: - is prepared with current school system in mind - is localised - aims to engage the child with the content - promotes self learning - is free for the end user which are primarily the students & teachers in the rural communities - can be used on a low cost tablet, PC or a projector - can aid teachers in teaching better without being overawed by technology

Competitive Advantage

iScuela is the only solution in India currently which is in 3 languages and is installed in more than 6000 schools across 5 states. Further more we would complete installation in all the 19000 school in state of Punjab by end 2019, making us the largest multilingual elearning platform covering in class room and self learning. Currently almost all the major players in India are only focussing on private school children studying in English. The price at which these products are offered can only be afforded by the people in the upper middle class strata of the society. Our project in Punjab is being offered to all the public schools and their students for free making our offering truly accessible to all. We have been working in a multi-stakeholder setting to make this possible.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Post the execution of the project in Punjab, we would have completed & showcased with the help of usage data, quantifiable impact. Post which we would like to present the template in as many forums & replicate the same in multiple similar demographies. Our vision is that the next round of digitisation we should be able bring access to 3D printers and technologies like Augmented reality to public school students and not make them wait until they are the last to get exposed to these technologies.
Funding Goal1,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted5,000,000
New Implemented CountriesIndia
New FeatureIn the coming years we would like to add artificial intelligence to make learning more personalised for the students.

The Team Behind the Innovation

Our Team at iScuela is headed by Maninder Singh Bajwa (CEO) and Gagandeep Singh (CTO) both of whom have spent the last 10 years giving iScuela its current shape. They are truly passionate about wanting to bring about a change in the education sector by making quality education accessible and available for all. Our entire team at iScuela is comprised of young people with our average age being 27. More over we are extremely proud that our team has a balanced gender ratio and is extremely diverse.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Jan 2019
Lives Impacted
1,000,000
Oct 2018
New Country Implemented In
India
Nov 2017
Key Partnership
Other
 
as part of
 Rotary India Literacy Mission
Jan 2015
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
 
as part of
 Annual meeting of World Economic Forum, Davos
Nov 2013
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
 
as part of
 World Summit Awards

Supporting Materials

Espranza-PunjabGovt.pdf