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
Current & Planned Activities(Short term)
Cheers and thanks.
Awesome Tolu! Moving forward, (and it sounds very exciting) now that the content will be developed :) Please feel free to let me know how I can help!
I am looking forward to discussing the progress next time :)
Mentor Session 4 with Zsolt
Had a mentor session with @Zsolt Bugarszki on Monday 13th July and we discussed the current status of my product development journey for the educational toys. Though I am still in the market/customer research phase, I hope to continue the design thinking process with Jodee in coming weeks as I work on the market research and product development.
I also got some useful suggestion about reviewing my final survey questions with a survey expert on the SEIncubation platform and I I tend to do this before the surveys.
We also reviewed my 6 months project schedule and I got some needed feedback on activities to include in this phase of the product development until we reach the prototyping and manufacturing stage in the next 6 months. I will work with the timeline in this project schedule as it would greatly help with time management and task execution.
Thanks and any feedback and questions are welcome.
Mentor Session 3 with Zsolt
I decided to create a product for the two target groups which are: