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International aid can work both ways

Children in the UK are benefitting from a Maths app learning tool thanks to an International Aid project that started in Africa.

The specially designed app allows children to work through engaging exercises at their own pace, in their own language. An in-app teacher guides children through the content being taught. Childrens’ knowledge is assessed through a quiz at the end of each topic.

The initial research was carried out by Professor Nicola Pitchford, from the School of Psychology, in schools in Malawi as part of VSO’s ‘Unlocking Talent’ project that uses onebillion’s ‘onecourse’ software to boost children’s learning in areas of the world where there is limited access to education. VSO and onebillion are now working closely with the Government of Malawi to have the project scaled up across all primary schools in the country.  

Watch the video below for more information and visit this blog post.

Posted on Thursday 6th September 2018

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