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Better Teachers, Better Education

Aanaab is an EdTech platform that provides full range professional development opportunities for teachers, schools and governments in MENA.

HundrED 2023


HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED Global Collection 2023

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January 12th, 2023
Through Aanaab; We Believe This is The Fastest Way To Create Significant Impact in Raising The Quality of Education in The Region.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

Education in MENA is lagging compared to global benchmarks, with a clear gap in student achievement. The gap is largely due to low teachers’ skills and the lack of access to quality professional development. With over 3.2Mn teachers, 150K schools and 11 governments to partner with, Aanaab aims to make the best of professional development accessible and affordable in Arabic.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Aanaab was founded to bridge the education gap and provide high quality, affordable and accessible professional development programs aimed for teachers through three different modalities:
Aanaab for Teachers: Individual teachers and education leaders can enroll in short courses and qualification programs in the online learning platform that follows MOOCs model with a simple and friendly user experience.
Aanaab for schools: Schools are provided access to a wide range of professional development courses in addition to a dashboard with live data analytics and measurement tools.
Aanaab for governments: Customized content to provide training programs at a scale in districts or regions.

How has it been spreading?

Aanaab built strong foundations enabled by a wide network of partners
Between 2019 and 2021, Aanaab built a strong tech and product infrastructure by developing 60+ short courses and offering 4 qualification programs with global partners. This effort drove +200K teacher enrollments, +120K teacher registrations, a network of 24+ international and local partners including Ivy Leagues and +130 schools.
Our target is to reach 700,000 Arab teachers and 2000 schools by 2024.
some of our achievements are:
- Closed Seed Round in March 2020 1.5 Million USD
- Partnered with more than 25 international and local entities to provide high quality content on the Aanaab platform
- Obtained TVTC and NELC accreditation and became the first private licensed online training provider in KSA

If I want to try it, what should I do?

For individual teachers, they can sign up to the platform https://aanaab.com and gain access to all the free courses available.
While schools and organizations contact us vial info@aanaab.com to set up a demo.

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews
With the Ed-tech platform accessible anywhere, three different modalities developed for teachers, schools, and governments, and the current business model (free content but pay-on certificates), the innovation is easily accessible by many.
This innovation provides high quality, affordable and accessible professional development programs aimed for teachers and has a great impact on kids' education.
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