According to sources, SABAQ, a Karachi-based tech startup that works to revamp the education sector in Pakistan, finished as one of the top six finalists for the ‘Next Billion EdTech Prize’ in Dubai.
The competition ended on March 24 at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, where 30 educational technology startups presented their innovative solutions to revolutionize education.
“The forum recognizes the most innovative use of technology that has the potential to radically improve education in low-income and emerging economies,” the startup told the press.
More than 1,500 delegates from around the world gathered in the Emirate to discuss “the most pressing issues in global education”.
SABAQ CEO and co-founder Hassan Bin Rizwan had highlighted how storytelling and engaging digital content is instrumental in igniting a child’s imagination.
According to a statement given by SABAQ, the CEO talked about how SABAQ’s flagship product ‘Muse’ uses storytelling and animations to make lessons fun and engaging.
Muse, is an android-based digital learning solution that teachers utilize in a learning environment seeking to infuse technology into the teaching methodology.
Ever since it first started out three years ago, SABAQ has reached more than 90,000 children and their application, Muse, has been implemented in over 1,000 schools across the country.
“Using the power of storytelling and captivating digital content, it is a seriously-fun digital learning solution that makes lessons engaging and increases student performance. It currently has more than 1,500 digital lessons and tests,” added SABAQ.