Spirit of Service: Tariq Fancy’s Rumie Initiative: Using Tablets As Learning Tools In Ebola-Stricken Communities

Misfortunes never come singly. Although less than 1% of the population has been diagnosed with Ebola, to tackle the outbreak and avoid spreading the disease, Liberia’s Government has shut down all schools in July, leaving 1.4 million children with no education for over 4 months now.

To lend a hand and help kids continue their schooling, a Toronto-based tech startup called the Rumie Initiative is raising money on Indiegogo to send in the country $50 tablets pre-loaded with educational content. The devices can be used by the children to self-teach themselves, or in communities with the help of a tutor.

“The way that the device looks is that there’s a ‘Learn’ section. The Learn section has all of the educational contents and it’s organized in an easy way for the kids to see,” Rumie’s founder Tariq Fancy tells me.

Discover, Explore and Learn more at Forbes | Tech | Using Tablets As Learning Tools In Ebola-Stricken Communities

Contributor: Federico Guerrini. Published 12/11/2014 @ 8:10AM

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