Solution Summary

In remote villages around the world, education is limited by fluctuating electricity, little-to-no internet, and an unavailability of quality teachers. 40K PLUS bridges this gap by transforming village classrooms into tablet-based learning centers using their Planet PLUS app.

On Planet PLUS, a team of superheroes transports students through six levels of primary English. Village community members run classes, where their role is to motivate and inspire students. The app tracks student performance and syncs data between online and offline environments, enabling rapid analysis and intervention even without internet access.

Market Opportunity

  • Globally, 250 million children can’t read, write, or count despite four years of schooling.

Highlights

  • Winner of 2016 Google Impact Challenge
  • Innovation Award Winner, Australian Social Enterprise Awards 2016
  • Piloted 40K Plus model in Cambodia for 1,200 children in government schools in 2018
  • Recipient of Atlassian Foundation “10 in 10” Partnership Prize
  • Recipient of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Indo-Pacific Development Prize

Organization Goals

  • Refine business model to prepare for growth and scaling
  • Secure effective funding streams for the next three to five years

Existing Partnerships

40K PLUS currently partners with the following organizations:

  • Room to Read: Cambodia launch support
  • Lenovo: tablet sponsorship
  • 40K Globe: bootstrap funding
  • Herbert Smith Freehills: pro bono legal support
  • Content provider such as Genki English and Fantastic Phonics

Partnership Goals

40K PLUS seeks partners to support:

  • Delivery in target geographies
  • Content acquisition
  • Curriculum enhancement
  • Data capturing and analytics support for an offline environment
  • Effective company structuring
  • Employee onboarding and training
  • Effective funding streams

Solver Team

Organization Type:
Nonprofit

Headquarters:
Sydney, Australia

Company Stage:
Pilot

Working in:
India, Cambodia

Employees: 
30

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