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Rumie is looking for volunteers and partners to help in its quest to extend affordable digital education to the world’s remote, underserved communities.
Rumie is looking for volunteers and partners to help in its quest to extend affordable digital education to the world’s remote, underserved communities. The three year old non-profit firm has raised funds to provide students with sub-$50 tablets and access to Rumie LearnCloud; a free, learning portal, compiled, curated and maintained by a global army of volunteers.
“The Rumie LearnCloud is poised to grow exponentially,” says Tariq Fancy, founder and executive director, Rumie.
“Just as dispersed volunteers online created Wikipedia, the LeanCloud’s fast growing volunteer community of teachers, subject area experts and skilled practitioners are building the world’s largest repository of free learning content online,” he adds.
Rumie runs 25 educational programmes in over 20 countries, which include parts of Africa, India and the Middle East, connecting over 20,000 students to the Rumie LearnCloud.
Rumie is searching for partners in the Middle East to expand its Arabic language capabilities. As well as working alongside content creators and curators, the non-profit firm is searching for additional sources of funding, NGOs and educational ministries that can deploy this technology.
Arabic language content is all the more important given that Rumie is operating schemes in Egypt and Syria. The Learn Syria Campaign has provided over 1,000 Rumie devices to students in refugee camps and funding has been secured to scale up its efforts in the coming months.