Updated Jul 15, 2020

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Miya academy is an offline digital service that offers aptitude tests to students and pupils (based on their curriculum) and uses their progress data to orientate them on a career choice progressively. We also provide content to help educate on GBV.

Miya academy is a smart digital platform that offers aptitude tests and educational content to learners (students and pupils) with or without internet, accessible via mobile and desktop and uses the student’s score data for their career orientation. The system complements the classical education system and it is a great fit in many societies as it can handle a variety of educational systems. ...
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Miya academy is a smart digital platform that offers aptitude tests and educational content to learners (students and pupils) with or without internet, accessible via mobile and desktop and uses the student’s score data for their career orientation. The system complements the classical education system and it is a great fit in many societies as it can handle a variety of educational systems. Students will revise their school work after which they can create an account on Miya Academy, for their class and educational system and log into their account. The system will then provide them with custom (based on their credentials) information: course content text and videos; assessments (in MCQ for now) in line with their chosen educational system; career orientation guide which works based on their continuous assessments; statistics of the student. The career orientation guide now uses the cumulated statistics to propose a career path for the student and where they can achieve it, all based on their cumulated score data. This orientation analysis is now made available to the parent and guardian to appreciate the progress of the student and the investments they should be looking out for to make the student achieve their full potential. All of these is done with or without internet connection, so a parent, guardian or student wherever they are and whenever can continue their education without any fear of being left behind.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

The Miya Academy service is being used by 500+ in Cameroon and has impacted even more who have expressed their will to promote it in their country, which is being done given that it can handle several educational systems.

Focus Areas:

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Implemented In:

Cameroon

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473
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Country Implemented In
1,243
Customers
7
Employees
$32,300
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Schools are closed and students and pupils cannot learn as before, assessments are difficult to achieve too due to the inaccessibility of course material remotely. This is a problem as the students cannot continue their education a situation that will hurt the society in the long run. Africa has always been a victim of students dropping out of school and this situation is making it even worse, coupled with the low internet and power coverage that hinders remote learning.

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Solution

Learning in context should consider the environment of the learner (power shortage, internet access). Miya academy solves these problems. The tutors provide assessments and course content (videos, notes and MCQs) which is then made available to the students on the web (PWA) and mobile apps for the students. The student interface provides assessments and grades the student then keeps track of the cumulated data for career orientation suitable for them in their community.

Target Beneficiaries

Parents, guardians and students. Student can now assess their comprehension by taking the MCQs (with a timer) same with school dropouts after which they will be asked to take the assessment too. At the end of the assessment, the students get their grades and their score data added to their previous statistics and all their average calculated in real-time and plotted on a chart. These among other in-depth statistics are displayed immediately. This orientation analysis is equally made available to the parents and/or guardians of the learner (student and/or pupil) to appreciate the progress of the student and the investments they should be looking out for to make the student achieve their full potential.

Mission and Vision

Miya academy has as mission to promote the outreach of quality education in suitable and unsuitable (areas with low energy supply and internet coverage) environments using ICT in education. The vision is to permit students and pupils with their guardians and parents see their progress and possible career prospects based on their progressive scores.

Competitive Advantage

The Miya academy service will run online and offline alike and the mobile app is just 2Mb while the web app (PWA) is lighter, and it offers career orientation to the user based on the scores over time. Unlike the other solutions in the education field which need a constant internet access thus demanding additional cost to be online and power (energy) coupled with the lack of interactivity and career orientation from those platforms, miya academy does the opposite as it is built for any student independent of their social class.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Implement functionality to permit all users see how they are performing based on their peers offering the same courses.
Funding Goal400,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1,000
New Implemented CountriesBotswana, Rwanda, Nigeria

The Team Behind the Innovation

Cho Nkarimbi Valerie: Lead developer and CEO of Miya academy. Ayeah mark: Financial secretary and coordinator for school outreach programs. Ensah Bertrand: Co-coordinators for school outreach programs. Mangeh Clarisse: Practicing law graduate, secretary and legal adviser. Gemuh Hans: secondary school teacher and Miya academy program coordinator for secondary schools. Ngo Malang: French programme coordinator. Sylvia Siche: Nursery school teacher and nursery school program coordinator. Aristide Bashir: Technical school teacher and program coordinator for technical schools.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Mar 2020
In The News
ORGANIZATIONThe Horizon Newspaper
Mar 2020
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as part of
 Cameroon Feeling
Mar 2020
New Product Or Service
Redesigned the app: merged all the classes primary or secondary
Jul 2019
Lives Impacted
473
Sep 2018
New Country Implemented In
Cameroon
May 2018
Created