Whizz Education announced as winner of the ‘Collaboration with a School’ Award.
On January 23rd at the Troxy in London, England, Whizz Education were announced as winners of the ‘Collaboration with a School’ award at the BETT Awards 2019, beating nine other prestigious finalists in their category. This marks our third BETT Award in recent years, and comes at a time of unprecedented interest in the way we approach the delivery of measurable learning gains.
Richard Marett, CEO of Whizz Education, who collected the award alongside Svetlana Tarassova, the firm’s Director of Global Strategic Partnerships, and Eddie Ralston, Project Manager International Development, said, “We are delighted to be recognised by the judging panel at BETT for the contribution Whizz Education and its international partners have made in working with schools to achieve transformational educational impact in some of the most challenging learning environments around the world.
“Our work in Kenya, and specifically our partnership with Bahati Primary School, who were the focus of this award entry, is immensely rewarding for all involved. The headteacher and ICT lead at Bahati are wholly supportive and the students should be deservedly proud of their progress in math since using Math-Whizz. Bahati is an exemplar case of how an engaged school, iterative program design, evidence and insight coupled with on the ground support can achieve optimum learning gains”
At Whizz Education, we have been pioneering education around the world for over 14 years, and this award shows our continued commitment to helping communities achieve meaningful learning outcomes. Since 2004, we have been entrusted and supported by schools, ministries of education, commercial partners and donor organisations, such as the Department for International Development (DFID), to implement educational impact projects worldwide. Through these projects, we have delivered measurable learning and teaching gains through personalised virtual tutoring, teacher-led digital resources, real-time learning analytics and teacher and government capacity building.
Our virtual online tutor, Math-Whizz, is available in five languages – English, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Kiswahili – and has been adapted to multiple curricula. Educators are supported by Whizz Education teams in London, Seattle, Nairobi and Dubai as well as our partners in Russia, Mexico, Thailand and New Zealand, enabling communities around the world to reach their full potential through personalised learning.
We would like to thank our partners in Kenya, the iMlango consortium, led by Avanti Communications.
Whizz Education in Kenya
Our work in Kenya has led to partnerships with Avanti (global satellite operator), sQuid (digital payment systems provider) and Camara Education (international charity and social enterprise) with the aim of delivering a transformative programme of learning to thousands of marginalised girls in rural Kenya, as part of a ground-breaking strategic partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) and the private sector.
Project iMlango aims to deliver transformational education outcomes to 150,000 students, including 55,000 marginalised girls in 205 schools in Kenya, by improving learning gains in math, literacy and life skills. Whizz Education provides personalised online tutoring, digital learning content, and in collaboration with our partners, delivers teacher training and capacity building to deploy ICT to achieve learning outcomes.
Whizz Education in other locations
Whizz Education operates in 8 territories globally – the UK, US, UAE, Russia, Mexico, Thailand, New Zealand and Kenya – partnering with schools, ministries of education, industry and academics to raise standards in education worldwide through adaptive online learning.
With unrivalled expertise in developing and deploying innovative ICT for learning gains at scale, and proven ability to adapt their services to local needs, from UK classrooms to one-room schoolhouses in rural Kenya, we break down barriers to learning, enabling all children to fulfil their potential.
Our implementation is as personalised as the technology we provide, working alongside stakeholders to enable us to design successful and sustainable solutions to achieve mutual goals.