While the current global closure of schools – as a result of COVID-19 emergency measures – deprives 1.5 billion children of education, Aide et Action is committed to providing educational continuity within its projects. In India, our teams have just launched the « iDream Learning App » mobile application designed to provide uninterrupted access to learning for the most isolated children living in rural areas.
On 23 April, Aide et Action officially launched its iDream Learning App in India. Intended for marginalized children, it aims to provide uninterrupted access to comprehensive and appropriate educational content, enabling the holistic development of young learners and the improvement of their academic and cognitive skills.
Breaking down the language barrier
Most Indian children living in rural areas go to school and learn in the local language of instruction, which often differs from their own mother tongue. Their ability to follow courses well is therefore greatly reduced. For these learners, the use of the application which includes both the local language and the mother tongue allows better understanding and therefore improved results.
The iDream Learning App offers a range of learning modules not only in Hindi and English, but also in other local languages, including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Oriya.
Allow everyone to realize their dreams
« Education plays an important role in transforming people’s lives and an application like the iDream Learning App can help reduce school dropouts, even in times of crisis, » said Charles-Emmanuel Ballanger, executive director of Aide et Action, when launching the application. I hope this will help many children, especially girls, to continue their education and achieve their dreams. «
According to Savy Lach, the association’s deputy general manager, the timing is particularly important: « The launch of the iDream Learning App is an appropriate step in this period of a global health crisis. It is an appropriate solution to deepen the lessons and offer learning activities within reach of each child in the absence of school. He also expressed his interest in the deployment of the application elsewhere, in particular in Cambodia and Laos, where Aide et Action already promotes various learning content for children in primary schools.
Most of the people we support live in remote regions and do not have access to the necessary learning resources and infrastructure. This is why Aide et Action firmly believes that the iDream Learning App is a particularly relevant digital tool for bridging these educational inequalities and reaching the learners, until then, left behind.
To find out more : https://www.idreameducation.org/
Find our application on the google store: iDream Learning App