lives improved since the projects started
devices installed with digital content
professionals working with the products
schools and institutional partners
years of experience close to the people
counties reached in Kenya
Education and human potential
Avallain Foundation's main aim is to unlock education for those who need it most. We believe in the power of education to set free human potential. Giving people access to quality educational materials and basic literacy skills is a key step to make a difference. We make use of our knowledge of the ecosystem and our expertise in education technology.
Education is the constant factor
Circumstances may vary across the world but education is a constant factor enabling or prohibiting full participation in society and achieving individual agency to change life's trajectory. Access to high-quality education, not least due to new technologies, can be achieved and influenced by non-governmental actors, on any scale. This is where we - as a small implementing organisation - put our experience and assets to work to change small worlds for the better and contribute to human development and ending poverty.
In our projects, we often use technology to take education to those who have not yet been reached and bridge the digital divide. With relevant educational content and an awareness of the need for decolonisation, we aim to help individuals and communities around the world thrive by creating opportunity and choice. We also collaborate with institutions, governments and its agencies to solve education problems in a sustainable way.
UNLOCKING THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF VILLAGERS AND REFUGEES
Skills for Life
We designed applications aware of the nuances of adult literacy training. In order to develop relevant content we spent time with the end users both in the refugee and host communities. This gave us a full understanding of the target users and their environment, their needs and their aspirations.
With Avallain Basic Skills we created a digital product that would relate equally to both groups and enable the acquisition of skills that are crucial for development. We developed two applications that train literacy and numeracy skills respectively. They can be used offline and include a self-assessment markbook where learners can track their progress.
Literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills are covered in different areas of interest: Health and Hygiene, Food and Nutrition, money and business, internet and devices.
TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED EDUCATION CAN TRANSFORM INDIVIDUALS
a- ACADEMY Smart Learning
a-ACADEMY is a digital platform designed with children in mind, packed with illustrations, videos and audios that have been created locally to further their education. a-ACADEMY caters to the growing number of families and schools with access to the internet in East Africa and its offline version is perfect for those without an internet connection.
Many African governments realise the potential technology has to bring education to African children. The creation of such tailored content earned us the endorsement of the Kenyan Ministry of Education. a-ACADEMY is currently being used by 15,000 children.
Education remains out of reach for many children in Africa due to multiple challenges like teacher shortage, teacher absenteeism, high teacher turnover or lack of learning materials, a-ACADEMY is created to fill this gap and reach those who need it most.
COMPREHENSIVE, TRUSTED HEALTH INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
iAFYA Health Information
iAFYA is a mobile application that contains a comprehensive and trusted health education. The iAFYA application offers answers to everyday questions on medical conditions, medical procedures, treatment options or basic first aid to help any community in East Africa without immediate access to health, be healthy and stay healthy.
HIV and other diseases such as malaria, typhoid or diphtheria can be effectively prevented with free access to information that is easy to understand and health education.
iAFYA wants to reach both the general public and health practitioners with the aim to prevent the spread of diseases and treat the existing ones effectively and also support women by providing them with sex education and maternal health.
INFORMATION ON FARM & FARM LIFE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
iKilimo Smart Farming
iKilimo-Smart Farming is a mobile-based reference tool that provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand farming information to the farmer and public at large. iKilimo is perfect for small and aspiring farmers or those interested in AgriBusiness, especially in Kenya and East Africa.
With iKilimo, farmers can share ideas, expertise and knowledge. iKilimo aims at providing a one-stop shop for information on farming and all there is to know about farm life in the form of thousands of tips. It contains easy-to-read information, illustrations and images on animal production, plant production, farm equipment, food processing, high value crops, marketing and how to make the most of farm product and by-products.
Access to reliable farming knowledge can help towards the creation of sustainable small farming businesses and the eradication of poverty.
Create change with us
In many countries, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy are basic rights, provided to every citizen. But what of a developing country, Africa for instance, where in some areas, highly heterogeneous groups of people need to be educated with little access to resources or infrastructure?