In the present context of globalisation of economic, political and cultural relations and the increased pace of change in the technology base and the means of production, education has become a strategic vector for sustainable and equitable development. In fact, the idea is generally accepted today that education has become the greatest comparative advantage of countries and companies when challenged by international competitiveness. In addition, level of schooling is one of the main factors that decide the individual’s employability.
Our product will take the form of an interactive website offering supplementary information about a large range of subjects in VWO, HAVO or MBO. The website will offer in depth tutorials provided by Dutch teachers on topics of interest and difficulty for students studying for their startkwalificatie diplomas. The language of the internet is said to be English, however Istudy will be offering their courses in Dutch, with their target audience being students between the ages of 11 to 18. We have placed our description of the product on crowdfunding as we are looking to promote the teaching profession through a generous investment in which can ensure greater access to higher quality education for secondary school students in the Netherlands. The funds will be contributed towards finding suitable teachers for the videos, and installing the best possible content available to Dutch students. The website will seek to survey the target audience, by asking which topics within each subject requires the most attention, and then to implement a solution through a educational video. This will allow for students to get acquainted with our platform, and to build on already acquired skills outside a classroom setting. Your donations will ensure more students in The Hague will have access to greater content no matter where they are, and can skip having to pay for any additional school material. We will work incorporation with the teachers and promise to create a revolutionary learning experience.
Where will your contributions be invested?
The funds will be used to create educational videos on behalf of all Dutch secondary school students, through the employment of highly educated professionals. The tutorials will aim to guide their viewers through the progress of complex problems from a wide array of subjects from secondary school.
Claudia is an undergraduate student at Leiden University. Her background in journalism and prior experience in teaching children has enabled her to gain insight into various teaching methods. By trade, she specialises in European politics, economics and culture. She provides decision support solutions to members of her team. Having looked through the materials of the Centre of Innovation at Leiden University, she was very delighted to find a programme such as “Innovation, Co-creation and Global Impact”, a minor whereby she could fulfil her passion to work with individuals from different disciplines and create a lasting impact for Dutch society. She continues to bring her positivity and humour to every class.
Mohammad Reza Ranjkar
Mohammad Reza is a Computer Science student who has a passion for design and business. He likes to push the team in the right direction when th rest is slacking . He has expertise in computer software and hardware related subjects but he takes care of most design aspects like logos even offering help with the design to other groups. He keeps the group focused on the task at hand. His job in the future will be to create the platform and keep it updated as well as using his social skills to get students to sign up and persuade teachers to work with us.
Enrico is an International Studies student at Leiden University. In this minor and through the realisation of this start-up Enrico aims to gain a better understanding of what the world of the business and strives to employ his practical skills one must have when wanting to create a start-up. Concerning his role in I-Study, Enrico has been very important. Since the beginning Enrico has been focusing on finding an issue that concerns Sustainable Development Goal Quality Education, in the Netherlands. Through his spirit, initiative, and his positive attitude Enrico has contributed significantly with his inputs in the ideation of I-Study. In the future Enrico will focus on the crowdfunding campaign.
Wahagn is a Computer Scientist and an aspiring businessman, he ensures the team completes their goals and outlines the project accordingly. Having had attended a Dutch school in the Netherlands he guarantees a certain knowledge and experience in regards to the topic at hand. His no nonsense attitude helps him keep the team focused. In the fututre I willl be working on the website and approaching potential partners like schools and teachers.