Children around the world lack access to a quality basic education
Education is both the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening the door to human flourishing. There are now more quality, free, open educational resources online than ever before. However...
This is the divide. The 60% of the world who could benefit the most from open educational resources and supporting pedagogical tools lack the connectivity needed to access them.
More and more learning materials are being released under Creative Commons licenses, which allows them to be shared, used, and remixed freely. These Open Educational Resources (OER) now feature an increasing number of digital curricula.
The cost of hardware is decreasing much faster than the cost of Internet bandwidth; devices like the Raspberry Pi and low-cost Android tablets open up computing to more users than ever before.
Technology is paving the way to build supportive tools for aiding classroom instruction to help reach the various levels of all students.
With limited internet connectivity, content and software can be distributed through existing human networks, carried on USB sticks and portable devices to be shared with others and accessed over local networks.
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 repurposed hardware to a wide variety of new low-cost devices.
Every person, community, or country knows its own needs and values best. Our role is to collaborate in supporting self-fulfilment, not to dictate solutions. We strive to create tools to allow people to learn, teach, create, and share on their own terms.
Our tools aim to support diverse user needs in a variety of contexts. We work with our partners to understand and support the needs of contexts such as orphanages, schools, correctional facilities, refugee camps, and homes.
Kolibri is an open-source educational platform and toolkit designed for low-resource communities. Like KA Lite, Kolibri is built to run on a lightweight local server, but with a growing library of open educational resources and the tools to adapt them to the local curriculum.
Our collaborators have observed improved learning outcomes in the communities in which they work. Read about the studies conducted in places such as Guatemala, India, and Cameroon below.