WorldLearnsTogether (WLT)

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WorldLearnsTogether (WLT): Online Education for the World poor

Copenhagen, Denmark
Year Founded:
2014
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

World.Learns.Together (WLT) is an online educational platform that aims to solve the knowledge gap faced by people in less privileged social and economical conditions. The project identifies educational problems and creates a network of professionals that can provide the necessary knowledge.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if we could give a fair start to everyone?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The majority of the people on the planet live in poor communities without access to proper education. There is a great information gap that restricts the development of the people in rural and urban low-income communities. Large number of people around the world do not have access to proper information for various subjects - economics, health, human rights and even basic literacy skills. The lack of knowledge keeps people in the poverty gap.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

WLT aims to fill-in the information gap and help people escape poverty. First, WLT identifies what information do the people from different demographical and geographical groups lack. Once we know what do the people need to know in order to boost their development, we engage in finding the most suitable ‘educators’. The educators are professionals in their areas. They work in cooperation with WLT team to develop and record video courses and assessments that would be delivered to the beneficiaries. Finally, WLT delivers the courses through a wide network of ‘on-ground’ organizations. In short, WLT creates and delivers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that are specifically designed for the needs of the world less privileged population.
Impact: How does it Work

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Education in its broader sense has the potential to shape lives, change status quo and open the doors of world fair development and social equality. In the Knowledge Era when information is highly valued asset, not everyone is given a fair chance! For sustainable development we first need to ensure that everyone has open access to knowledge. What if everyone is given a fair start? WLT can have impact through the lives of millions, from a small village in Ghana, to crowded favela in Brazil, thanks to its 'reverse' approach. Instead of designing a course and delivering it to the communities, we first ask. We ask what do people want and need to know and then we design and deliver. WLT is a place where the world knowledge is gathered, shaped and shared with these who need it. This will create a world where everyone has the chance to make his own informed choice and shape his future!
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

WLT works with geographical and demographic segments that are largely underestimated. Our work will give us an access to a great deal of insights that could be used to ensure the financial sustainability of the project. WLT will secure its financial stability through number of self funding activities among which are: recruitment services, researches, consultancy, advertising and trade.