Reaching students during the pandemic: potential and pitfalls of leveraging tech to teach remotely in LMICs

Join us for a conversation in which two start-ups discuss their experiences of leveraging technology to teach remotely during the pandemic in LMICs.

Rising Academies is a school network serving over 50,000 students in West Africa that found innovative solutions to keep teaching students over two pandemics (First Ebola and then COVID). This led them to develop Rising On Air – a free and adaptable, 20-week program of ready-to-air radio lessons – and RORI, a virtual math tutor that works over WhatsApp.

Avanti Fellows helps young Indians, from low-income backgrounds have equitable access to high-quality education. During early stages of the pandemic they helped partner with local government to start 200,000 low-income students learning online in 10 days, through a combination of innovative approaches.