HELPING MAKE UNIVERSAL EDUCATION A REALITY We are bridging the global digital divide by bringing the online learning revolution offline.

Our Mission

At Learning Equality, we are committed to enabling universal access to high quality open educational resources, and creating tools that empower communities to author and share their own content.


Understand why universal education is our cause.

Poverty rates have greatly decreased over the past few decades. However, more than 1.5 billion people around the world are still afflicted by poverty.

Cycle of poverty
We Believe Education is both the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening the door to human flourishing.

1 IN 3
children around the world lack access to a quality basic education
One in three children cannot access basic education

There are now more resources online than ever before for accessing high quality educational content for free in any subject.

No Wifi

This is the divide. The 60% of the world who could benefit the most from this tremendous opportunity lack the connectivity needed to access it.


"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."

- Nelson Mandela

A universal education means that anyone, anywhere -- online or offline -- can access it. We realized the potential emerging out of three converging trends:

Creative Commons

Open Educational Resources

More and more learning materials are being released under Creative Commons licenses, which allow them to be shared, used, and remixed freely, both online and offline.

Cost Effective

Low Cost Computing

The cost of hardware is decreasing much faster than the cost of Internet bandwidth; devices like the Raspberry Pi and low-end Android tablets open up computing to new segments of humanity.


Sneakernet Sharing

In the absence of Internet connectivity, content and software can be distributed through existing human networks, carried on USB sticks and other portable devices to be shared with others.

Leveraging these trends, we build and support educational tools that bridge the digital divide by being:

Flexible and Lightweight

Flexible and Lightweight

In order to enable access for as many people as possible, our tools are designed to run on a broad diversity of devices, ranging from old repurposed hardware, to a wide variety of new low-cost devices.


Empowering for Communities

Every person, community, or country knows its own needs and values best, and our role is to collaborate in supporting self-fulfilment, not to dictate solutions. We want to create tools to allow people to learn, teach, create, and share on their own terms.

Designed for Everyone

Designed for Everyone

Our tools aim to support diverse user needs, in both classrooms and informal learning environments. We work with our partners to understand and support the needs of contexts that range from orphanages, to schools, to prisons, to refugee camps, to homes.


"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

KA Lite

An offline version of Khan Academy

Installed in more than 175 countries and territories, used by hundreds of organizations, and deployed in schools, orphanages, refugee camps, community centers, and correctional facilities around the world.

Our Partners and Sponsors

UNICEF Khan Academy Akanksha Idaho Department of Correction Idaho Department of Correction


You can help us make universal education a reality.