Next Big Thing
Hack to Teach 2017 is a hackathon hosted by Ideation Social Innovation Lab. During the competition, African tech talents will be expected to design and build an ed-tech mobile platform geared towards improving the quality of basic education within the informal educational sector in Kenya.
About Ideation Social Innovation Lab
Five million underprivileged Kenyan children are taught by untrained and unqualified informal school teachers. The first poverty trap for underprivileged children stems from the lack of access to adequate basic education. Since July 2016, our program trained teachers from 120 schools and provided education loans to lower the tuition by 41%. In addition, our business management system helped multiple teachers college achieve financial sustainability.
In order to scale our education loan program and school management system in Kenya, Ideation Social Innovation Lab hopes to distribute their solution as a mobile platform to more colleges and teachers. Within the 3-day Hackathon, software engineers and developers will produce prototypes for a college accounting system, collection system for loan repayments, and post-training evaluation system for teachers.
- Innovation / Ambition
Is this idea creative or novel? Is this idea different from existing products out there? Does this solution provide unique value?
- Product / User Experience
Does the idea solve a clear problem for the targeted users? Is the workflow intuitive? Is it easy and pleasant to use?
- Impact / Scalability
Does this idea have the potential to reach many people at a large scale? Could it be used by different people in different areas?
- Execution / Quality
Does the app work completely from start to finish? How many and how severe were any bugs encountered?
- Pitch / Teamwork
Does the team explain well of their story? Does the demo show an effective solution? Does the team collaborate well?