Search engine giant, Google, has granted $1.5 million to Siyavula Education. The fund is actually going to the non-profit arm of Siyavula to provide free access to their math practice service to 150,000 girls in South African and another 150,000 girls in Nigeria.
Siyavula started a math learning campaign (#1MillionMaths) where it intends to kick-start students preparations for the 2017 end year exams. The campaign is calling on learners to complete the one million math questions Siyavula is providing online on its e-learning platform this month.
The NGO is giving free access to its premium online math courses to all Grade 8-12 students in South Africa.
“Both Google and Siyavula harness technology to make information and education more accessible,” said Nick Cain, Google.org’s Program Manager for Education. “We want to demonstrate how powerful this can be by providing learners with access to this tool during their preparations for exam.
Siyavula CEO, Mark Horner added: “Siyavula has launched the #1MillionMaths Challenge to show the reach and scale that technology enables, as well as the incredible impact that practice can have when learning math. We’ve designed our software …read more