Learnira

A project by Learnira

Learnira is a social enterprise working to make the world's best STEM educational tools and programs accessible to under resourced schools in Nigeria. This has
In Nigeria, students are attending schools with little or no learning outcome, and vulnerable and marginalized children, especially girls in northern Nigeria suffer from high levels of exclusion. This is because there are few or no teachers for the core science and math subjects, and teachers lack necessary tools, especially in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields to aid instruction. After experiencing this firsthand in 2016 in a rural community secondary school which was running for over six years without a math teacher and a science laboratory in Zamfara State, Nigeria, I decided to start Learnira. Learnira is a social enterprise working to make the world’s best STEM educational tools and programs accessible to under resourced schools in Nigeria.

At Learnira we work with over 75 volunteers across 5 Nigerian states to make our partners tools accessible to teachers and students at no cost. This has enabled schools with no science and math teachers. In 2016, we partnered with PhET at the University of Colorado Boulder(USA) to train teachers to use the offline PhET Interactive Simulations (a virtual lab that allow students with little or no access to science laboratories carry out physics, chemistry and biology experiments on a computer). Today, we have been able to reach 18 schools and we've trained 162 teachers, and provided access to over 6200 students. This project is innovative firstly because of our sustainability model. We developed a premium math software which we sell to parents with children in private schools and we use a fraction of the profit made from the device to fund the Learnira. Secondly, is our growing network of volunteers which makes the project sustainable and also scalable.
Our goal is to have provided 10,000 teachers and a million students access to the PhET by 2021.

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About the Organization /Team

Learnira is a social enterprise working to make the world's best STEM educational tools and programs accessible to under resourced schools in Nigeria. We have a core team of 4 personnel which comprises of technology experts and business managers, with 75 volunteers in 5 states across Nigeria. Our advisors consists of both educational and technology experts in Nigeria and the United States.
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