Literacy, numeracy, and fluency in the language of instruction are the building blocks for all other learning. These foundational skills are associated with better employment opportunities, higher wages, and more successful entrepreneurship. Literacy and numeracy skills are acquired during the first five years of education as most cognitive abilities in language and mathematics develop during this period. In Sub-Saharan Africa, millions of children of school-going age are yet to achieve this milestone by age 10.
Click Learning, a South Africa-based organization started by Nicola Harris, has been working to reverse this trend for the last ten years using self-paced, individualized content on digital devices to improve the learning experiences for young learners in underserved schools.
With just one click of a button, children between the ages of 5 and twelve interact with gamified content that stimulates their interest in various numeracy and literacy activities uploaded on digital devices.
Loaded with up to 18 hours of additional content, Click Learning has reached 310 schools in South Africa’s most underserved learning institutions in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, and Mpumalanga Provinces.
Having started with 19,000 learners, the organization has impacted at least 240,000 learners to date with an eight percent improvement in literacy levels.
Click Learning is an example of solutions that are moving the needle towards improved numeracy and literacy while also empowering young people as trainers in the schools that they serve.
Click Learning is one of the 36 EdTech solution providers being accelerated by South Africa’s Injini Tech Hub, under the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship program.
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