LevelUp tackles some of the most critical education challenges in South Africa and will help high school learners to improve their academic performance, strengthen their social skills and foster good learning behaviour. Harnessing the power of mobile connectivity, the solution is available to almost every learner in the country as an Android app (designed by 4i Mobile
) via the Google Play Store
and a mobi site: www.mylevelup.mobi
The content was designed and developed from key learnings of two recent projects, The Ukufunda Virtual School with more than 160 000 learners and the Learn2Earn pilot, making LevelUp a solution that is modelled on schools of excellence with a holistic approach to learner wellbeing. “There’s been a lot of general emphasis on access to information being key to unlocking a learner’s potential. And while it is vital, we believe that inspiration, motivation and rewards play equally important roles,” says Andrew Rudge, CEO of The Reach Trust.
Reward options for performing learners include airtime and shopping coupons for products. The launch partners include Shoprite and Checkers
. “We are thrilled to have Africa’s largest retail group on board from the get-go. We believe that their commitment to education outcomes will enable us to rapidly scale the uptake of LevelUp,” says Rudge.
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