What’s the idea? The Walking School Bus reduces barriers to education by improving literacy through a unique reading program.
What’s your unique value proposition?
1. Its symbiotic nature acts as an extrinsic motivator that incentivizes students to connect with their readings. We have further gamified the reading experience through unique strategies that encourage students to become better readers and provides them with a score as measured by our objected measure of literacy, words correct per minute (WCPM).
2. Using SiMBi, all content (books, poems, short stories, etc) are discrete units. This means that they can be read out loud by every user. As such, we accumulate many recordings for each book. This means that a student in rural Uganda can listen to a local, fluent Ugandan reading their favourite short story or a British accent. The choice is theirs and it improves motivation.
3. We save teachers time and money and improve their students’ motivation to do readings. Using SiMBi, teacher KPI dashboards are able to see which students have done their recordings and how accurate they are (using API’s). As such, we’re able to save teacher time, show student improvement and ensure students are doing their readings, which makes them better readers.
What’s your vision for the company?
To expedite our transition to global literacy by 2040.