As a universal day celebration, the World Children’s Day was established in 1954 to be marked every November 20 to foster international gathering and awareness among children globally while making improvements on children’s welfare.
Today is an important date in history as it marked the day when the Declaration of the Rights of the Child got adopted by the UN General Assembly.
Similarly, it was also the same date in 1989 when the Convention on the Rights of the Child was also adopted by the Assembly.
The whole society, beyond the children themselves, can play very important roles in making World Children’s Day memorable for the society and the nation at large.
This day provides us with an entry-point to make advocacy in promoting the rights of children, an action that can transform the world into a better place for children.
Considering this, the right to education has been identified as a necessity for children to have.
Sustainability Development Goal number 4 states the right to quality education and in this part of the world, education has not been readily accessible for children.
This is especially common in sub-Saharan Africa which has the highest rates of exclusion in education.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the educational system has witnessed disruptions as social distancing has enforced classroom learning to virtual classes on edtech platforms.
These edtech platforms deliver classroom experience for children and also provide quality education as stated by SDG.
Here are two top edtech platforms in Nigeria driving education in a fun and engaging way for children beyond the four walls of a classroom.
Roducate, Nigeria’s first indigenous e-learning platform, offers the most comprehensive solutions needed to adopt e-learning on a massive scale to solve the challenge of inadequate access to power and the internet.
The e-learning platform practically allows teachers and students relive the classroom experience such that content could get shared with students while also interacting with them over tasks and measuring their performance through relevant reporting.
The Roducate Intervention Device was also introduced to aid learning for less privileged students who typically lack adequate infrastructure.
Roducate Intervention Devices comes with preloaded Roducate App, SIM, parental control and solar charging devices for the less privileged.
Users do not have to pay recurrent subscription fees as well as bear data cost for 3 years.
The success of the Intervention Devices was further highlighted by the unique Public-Private Partnership model developed by Robert and John Limited.
Together with the Lagos state government and other corporate partners, Roducate was able to provide over 30,000 children in the public-school system of the state with Intervention Devices.
SabiTeach is a Nigerian edtech platform that uses technology to solve educational problems in Africa.
The platform enables children to meet their perfect tutor.
The e-learning platform brings accountability to the world of tuition by allowing students leave reviews for tutors.
This builds excellence around the platform’s tuition and teaches children that their opinion counts.
SabiTeach also helps schools take their online classroom and learning to superior levels with its virtual school software which accommodates everything teachers need to deliver quality online education.
Equipped with high-definition Virtual Classroom, a cloud-based Course Builder (that allows unlimited course creation and content upload capacity), and Africa’s first customizable software for educational institutions, SabiTeach Virtual School Software easily stands out.
Its e-Learning tools and features replicate the physical classroom experience so that even children can learn from home.
This helps them learn effectively and acquire competencies in all subjects, regardless of their environment.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, SabiTeach partnered with LearnCube, a UK based online classroom designed for teaching, tutoring, and training to foster virtual learning in the country.
In this capacity, the edtech platform provided free online classes for children of different class ranges.
Over 5000 children around Nigeria benefitted from the platform’s online classes.