During the month of January 2022, for each online course completed on our platform, we donated €1 to Computer Aid International, an NGO that provides computer equipment and courses to schools in developing countries in Africa and South America. As a result, more than 40,000 training courses were completed in January and €40,234 was donated to Computer Aid, giving students in three schools in Kenya access to 800,000 hours of lessons. Each euro donated will allow each student to benefit from 20 hours of lessons.
Training for a good cause
The idea behind this initiative is embedded in the DNA of GoodHabitz, that everyone should be able to learn in all areas. Maarten Franken, founder and CEO of GoodHabitz, says: "At GoodHabitz, our goal is to make learning accessible to everyone - without exception. That's why supporting Computer Aid is so important to us. By encouraging employees to learn, we are giving someone else access to education. Together we can build a better world.
Funding access to educational technology
With this donation, Computer Aid will provide the schools with the right technological equipment, as well as proper education to the teachers. They will also provide the schools with copyright-free learning content in Swahlili and English that can be used both online and offline, using content from local creators wherever possible.
Ludovic Gautier, Programme Director at Computer Aid International, expressed gratitude on behalf of the NGO for the donation. "The collaboration between Computer Aid and GoodHabitz makes sense. Training on one continent allows another continent to have access to courses. There is a natural synergy between our activities. One form of learning leads to another form of learning. Everyone wins because everyone has the opportunity to learn."
"Last year we already installed equipment in 10 schools in Kenya. In some of these schools, teaching was only done on chalkboards. We are very grateful to GoodHabitz for this donation. We are excited to change the lives of more young people and help them succeed in the world of work. The NGO will also provide the schools with royalty-free Swahili teaching materials that can be used both online and offline, produced by local writers wherever possible.