The gamified learning experience is personalised and covers material from K-12
Spotted: Pakistani-based edtech startup Maqsad is planning to launch its mobile-first education platform by the end of 2021. Designed for the full range of childhood education, content is available for children from kindergarten to 12th grade. Maqsad means “purpose” in Urdu, and the content is available in both Urdu and English.
Classes progress as a student moves from competency to competency, and gamified aspects of the platform keep the learning fun. With many residents of the country dependent on mobile data, the mobile-first model makes education accessible to millions of children, especially girls, who live too far away from a school to attend regularly. A waitlist is available for students interested in signing up to be among the first to access the platform.
The company recently completed several small pilot programmes and is now gearing up for its full launch. Recent seed funding has been allocated to continued research, development, and further work on the platform. The founders’ long-term plans are to serve as great an audience as possible, moving towards a hybrid learning model that includes offerings for adult education.
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Written by: Keely Khoury
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