Why can’t students from every board have the opportunity to access education online? Why is it that only those students whose parents can afford the expensive school Apps get to continue their education from home? We have decided to make the 'TalentEd' school app in such a way that every family can afford it for their kids. We aim to provide a school app which has the required specifications at an affordable price to help parents send their kids to the virtual school. We are a team of 8 based out of Bombay. We are running this campaign to complete the project and reach students as soon as possible.
Intense Intellect Pvt Ltd is a recognised Startup by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. We are running a crowdfunding campaign for a project that will create hope for every student in rural areas, students from government schools, students from interior parts of India to have immediate access to education with the help of technology at a very affordable price to begin education which has stopped due to COVID outbreak.
Many students do not have access to the learning Apps due to the poor financial condition of their families. We have been researching and analysing on various means through which, education & technology can reach to every student, every child even from the remote areas. And this lockdown has really pushed us to develop something that could be useful, accessible, and pave the way towards technology introduction in abandoned areas too.
Believe it or not, we will have to live with COVID-19 for more months to come. It is inevitable that we must have an alternate plan in case the lockdown continues. Even "Post Lockdown School Life" would be different and we need to prepare to deal with it.
We have initiated a process of development of a Digital Platform i.e. website, android and iOS application which is user friendly and most importantly will support education even during lockdown period at any place. Notably, it will support e-learning too.
Our USP: DUAL App
- We are working on a unique platform that will also encourage the talent & skill of students along with e-learning.
- There is a piece of significant information about various Competitions & Events pertaining to sports, art & culture and innovations that do not reach to the concerned talented people in time due to the absence of an appropriate communication channel. Moreover, various schemes announced by the Central Government or State Governments also do not even reach to the concerned person.
- At Schools, the focus is more on academics and not on competitions or development of skills and talent.
- To overcome this situation, we propose to consolidate all the competitions available in open source or otherwise throughout India and even outside India on our digital platform and will be notified interested and skilled students and talented people according to their interest areas. This will help to save their searching time and enable them to explore themselves at various levels by reaching the desired destination.
- Our platform will provide an additional feature that will enable students to explore themselves in areas such as art, sports, science & technology. It will provide them with the required PUSH to develop their talent apart from academics.
We have already developed the ‘Competitions’ web-page about 70%. We have completed designing part for the ‘School Management System ‘and have started developing the prototype for the same and will be completed by the end of July 2020.
We have a team of 8 people:
3 Software Developers/ Testers
1 IT Consultant
1 Marketing/ Deployment Person
Usage of Funds:
In view of the above, we believe this is very much possible and humbly request you all to come and join our campaign and support students to resume their education immediately even during COVID-19 atmosphere.
What your project is intending to introduce?
Covid-19 has put the entire world in lockdown, so the schools are also not an exception. No student can afford to interrupt education even for a single day. At the same time, all students have an equal right to have access to the technology and begin education. Considering today’s need, we are introducing a Digital Platform which will connect schools with parents and teachers with students at an absolutely affordable price.
Is it needed?
The Central Government, as well as the State Governments, have been putting efforts to take education at a different level with the help of technology. But these efforts are not reaching every student from the rural area and interior parts of India as only high-income class people can afford to buy technology infrastructure for their children. Eventually, it has been merely a dream for low-income class people. Our intention is to remove the bar of affordability and reach every student.
Is this only student-oriented?
No. This platform will enable to bridge the gap between Students-Teachers and Parents-Teachers. At times, Parents do not get proper updates from Students or there is a miscommunication. Our platform will ensure that issue is taken care of.
Can students go to school immediately?
It is true that technology cannot replace schools. Likewise, our initiative will also not help students to go to schools immediately. However, students can start their education online by connecting with the respective schools and teachers immediately.
Many School Management APPs are already available in the market, how yours is different?
True. However, many parents in India cannot afford School Management APPs. Not only this, but it is also a truth that many schools and parents are not even aware that any such system is available which will improve their children's education and talent drastically. We are creating a digital platform which everyone can afford and at least initiate basic interaction with schools and teachers such as download audio lectures, take homework online, report homework online, mark attendance, etc. Moreover, teachers can conduct MCQ exams (test papers) also once or twice in a week.
What will happen to your Digital Platform if schools start between June-2020 to August-2020?
The School Management APP is designed in such a way that it will support and help more efficiently once schools start. So, it is useful during the lockdown and even thereafter. Eventually, the intention is to make every student techno-savvy.