Chennai based Karadi Path is one among the 2 Indian startups selected to be part of Project Literacy Lab, an accelerator for entrepreneurs dedicated to closing the global literacy gap by 2030.
In the inaugural stage, Project Literacy Lab has already identified 16 high-growth ventures, across 5 continents, which are working collaboratively on scaling their technologies and products to eradicate illiteracy worldwide. Founded in 2011, Karadi Path has established a blistering pace and now operates in over 1,200 schools, both private and government-run, across 8 states, reaching over 200,000 students this school year. They have also trained over 6,000 teachers till date.
After conducting a meticulous evaluation of India-based learning models, the 2 edupreneurs that were selected were Bangalore-based 'Guru-G', the mobile app for Indian teachers that's already led to 86% improvement in student outcomes and Karadi Path. As part of the ‘Project Literacy Lab’, Pearson and Unreasonable Group will provide these two ventures with mentors, access to financing and a global network of support.
Other global ventures which have made their way to the final 16 are the world's first customizable machine learning technology platform for people around the world with disabilities (Livox, Brazil) and a company that works to decrease recidivism by providing the 2.25 million incarcerated adults in the United States with daily access to educational and vocational programming via tablets (Edovo, USA).
Adds Asheesh Sabarwal, vice president- Marketing, Pearson India, "Enabling access to quality education is one of the key efforts that Pearson is driving globally and I am confident that firms like Guru-G and Karadi Path, with their innovative learning models, will contribute towards this shared vision."
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