Simple MM will create Disten, an educational platform that will offer high-quality content on computer science (data structures, algorithms, web development, etc) in regional languages. Platform access will be free.
There is a lack of truly extensive, to the point and personalized online learning platforms that cater to students in developing countries that want to get into coding. Finding a one-stop-shop for acquiring new coding skills is daunting especially if you are a novice. From choosing the best suited technology and acquiring relevant knowledge to accessing experts and gaining real-world experience – one often needs to use different platforms and services. Also, the access costs are often too high for people living in developing countries because these services too often target western markets. All these challenges lead many students to drop out early or fail to acquire the knowledge necessary to make it in the industry.
We propose a learning platform that provides students with access to affordable (and free), always up to date, and personalized online courses that enable them to learn not only through online materials but via direct communication with tutors as well as to real-world projects, thus acquiring invaluable experience. Constant reviews of courses by our specialist teams will ensure that all courses are up to date and provide our students with quality and cutting-edge knowledge. We will provide our tutors with tools that will enable them to engage with a student at the right time during their learning journey, thus, making sure that most of them reach the end of the course. We are partnering with companies to offer our “graduates” internships or junior positions, which would allow them to realize their full potential through employment.