Our partner organisations deliver onecourse directly into the hands of children around the world.
Global Learning XPRIZE
- XPRIZE Foundation
Team onebillion is one of five finalists remaining in the Global Learning XPRIZE competition, funded by Elon Musk.
Our onecourse software is being evaluated in a 15-month randomised control trial, monitored by UNESCO and the World Food Programme.
The five finalists’ software will reach approximately 4,000 children across 150 rural villages, through tablets donated by Google.
Data gathered from the trial will be evaluated by RTI International, with results to be announced in April 2019.
- VSO Malawi
- Comic Relief
- Royal Norwegian Embassy
- MoEST Malawi
One successful trial project in 2013 has led to a nationwide educational initiative in Malawi, called Unlocking Talent.
The initiative is now institutionalised in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s ‘Digital Education Technology Agenda’, with the goal to embed it in all 5,300 primary schools, covering roughly 4.4 million children across the country.
- Education Endowment Foundation
- University of Oxford
- University of Nottingham
A new study, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, will focus on Year 1 children across schools in England.
The children will use our numeracy software for 30 minutes per day, 4 days a week, for 12 weeks.
The children will be assisted by teaching assistants trained by the University of Nottingham.
Independent researchers from the University of Oxford will monitor and evaluate learning outcomes.
The evaluation report is due to be published in Autumn 2019.
The Community-Based Learning Project is an independent project being undertaken by the onebillion team across two rural villages in Kenya.
The project sees children between the ages of 5 and 11 given access to onecourse on onebillion mobile devices.
The mothers act as custodians of these devices, allowing the children to access the software within the home.
Huge amounts of data is being remotely gathered and due to be analysed by onebillion, to evaluate the effectiveness of delivering onecourse through the community.
iSchool Africa, together with the Department for Rural Development, have implemented the Unlocking Talent approach to more than 30 schools across South Africa.
Each of the participating schools has adapted the approach to suit their specific local needs.
For example, while some schools use our numeracy material to help smooth the transition between Afrikaans and English, others give children access to the software to allow them to catch up on the basic maths skills needed to progress.
UK charity Haileybury Youth Trust constructed a oneclass learning centre for Nabirama Primary School in the Jinja district of Uganda.
Children at Nabirama now learn using our numeracy material in a safe and clean environment.
The oneclass building is made entirely from environmentally friendly Interlocking Stabilised Soil Bricks (ISSB).
Under the Unlocking Talent initiative, this construction technique has been exchanged and shared to be used to build learning centres in Malawi as well.
Two young engineers, Kirubhagar and Harsh Tiwari, partnered with Barefoot College to manufacture their own solar-powered projector based on our prototype design. The projector is used to display our learning material from iPads, in the local night school where there is no electricity. Both attendance and children’s learning outcomes has increased since the projector’s implementation.
In Dubti and Samara, two towns in the Afar-speaking region of Ethiopia, primary school children are taking their first steps to becoming numerate. Using onebillion maths apps, the children spend time learning maths concepts in their own language, with support from their teachers and teaching assistants.
Kindergarten children at a bilingual school in Recife, Brazil used Maths, age 3-5 and Maths, age 4-6 in both English and Portuguese.
During a 10-week research project monitored by the University of Nottingham, children were tested pre- and post-intervention to evaluate the impact of the software on children’s learning outcomes.
- Cambodian Children's Fund
Grades 2 and 3 children in Cambodia get a headstart to their learning experience in safe and engaging kindergarten centres, which are run by the Cambodian Children’s Fund.
They have no previous experience using a digital device until they get their hands on the Khmer version of our Maths, age 3-5 app.
The children are using the numeracy software for 20 minutes, three times per week.
Together, we can transform the learning of one billion children worldwide.