I would like to share more information about my social enterprise. I would appreciate your opinions, feedbacks and questions.
Avena Interactive intends to solve educational problems through technology. The aim is to build toys that will help kids (‘in school kids’ and ‘out of school kids’) to learn in their native language. The toys would focus on subject-specific learning topics and allow the user to have sound knowledge of each selected topic. Topics would focus on developing literacy and numeracy and could be Biology, Geography, Space Science, etc. Kids would interact with it by pressing buttons and listening to the pre-recorded narration in both official and native languages and in some cases, coupled with interactive quizzes.
The broader target market includes countries with high illiteracy rates in Africa and the Middle East, however, to start we would focus on just 2 countries(Nigeria and Gambia) and 4 native languages(Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, and Wollof) at the initial stage and expand our markets and portfolio later.
In order to test and launch the first device, the focus would be on just 1 language, Hausa from the Northern Part of Nigeria which has a high proportion of 'out of school' kids according to recent UNICEF data. After this, we would consider adding