Posted on October 02, 2019

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF), has revealed the eight edtech initiatives selected to join its 2019-20 WISE Accelerator program, including Lebanese platform “Kamkalima”.

Kamkalima is a K-12 school platform that supports the teaching and learning of Arabic language skills by offering content, tools, and deep data analytics to help teachers in lesson preparation and delivery, student progress reporting and follow up and assessment of learning. Over 20,000 students and 450 teachers in nine countries are currently benefitting from Kamkalima.

The program will officially kick off during WISE 2019 Summit, which is taking place from November 20-21 in Doha. During the Summit, representatives of the selected initiatives will take part in workshops, attend master classes, and participate in pitching sessions. Stavros Yiannouka, CEO of WISE, said: “We have faith in this year’s founders potential in transforming education on a large scale and at a global level. This year’s cohort is tackling tough challenges in education that range from helping teachers reduce planning time through peer-to-peer support to tackling the global labor shortage in the medical sector by providing scalable and quality content for training workers in the medical field.”

The other initiatives are: Teacherly, which aims to create teams of teachers with collaborative lesson planning and peer-to-peer coaching; Botter, a gamified and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered language teaching chatbot; Medics.Academy, which aims to address the needs of global health systems through scalable education; Wiloki, an adaptive platform that leverages artificial intelligence to support parents in teaching their children; OXED, which launched Wumbox, an online and offline adaptive educational platform for children; AskMyClass: an affordable social-emotional learning assistant for teachers; and Livox, an alternative communication software for non-verbal people to communicate and learn.

The WISE Accelerator supports the development of innovative education technology initiatives with high potential to make a positive impact. The selected initiatives receive support from mentors and WISE partners to scale up their startups, improve their international visibility, and identify potential partners, donors, and investors through networking opportunities organized by WISE.

For more information about these initiatives, please visit: www.wise-qatar.org/wise-accelerator

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