CyberSmart Africa, provider of a mobile digital learning platform to schools without electricity, is the winner of the Game-Changing Innovation award at the prestigious West Africa Com Awards that took place today July 11, 2017 in Dakar Senegal.
The West Africa Com Awards celebrates the most impressive achievements in West Africa’s telecommunications, digital and ICT sectors. The award for Game-Changing Innovation honors the new product, solution or business model that has the potential to change the way the market works.
The CyberSmart Digital Learning Platform delivers up-to-date learning and teaching resources to the vast majority of schools that have no electricity. This all-in-one mobile device offers the world’s most advanced learning technologies, quality multimedia content and teacher training.
Easy to use as a mobile phone, the CyberSmart Digital Learning Platform is simple to use and simpler to maintain. Teachers push a single button and teach. Previously unavailable instructional materials — maps, photos, videos and up-to-date quality content—directly support classroom learning.
Jim Teicher, CEO and founder of CyberSmart Africa noted “Our strategy is based on insights from our 9-year grassroots collaboration with teachers across rural Senegal. I am very excited to receive this award and want to acknowledge the many Senegalese teachers who shared their thinking with us over the past years.
We learned from them that it’s simply impossible to adapt existing commercially available technologies to address the digital divide. That’s why we created the CyberSmart Digital Learning Platform. We cut out cumbersome equipment, eliminated costly structural requirements and adopted a whole-class model to immediately impact the greatest number of students. At each point along the way, the Senegalese teachers input guided us to the solution that won this award today. Thankyou.”