Teachers are the most important ingredient to ensuring quality education yet they are unsupported, untrained, and underpaid. Out of 1 mil teachers who lacked training only 28% were trained (ILO, 2017). Burdened with designing lesson plans, and worksheets, addressing and managing slow and unmotivated learners, while engaging fast learners; teachers struggle to find the right support.
Our approach is based out of Alokito Hridoy School with 250 children of factory workers and 11 teachers, where we run teaching-learning experiments and gather evidence. The teaching experiments with the best outcomes are designed into professional development programs. To support teachers, we developed a one-stop web platform with courses and teaching resources such as lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and images. On our web platform, the journey of a teacher begins with earning scores and badges by completing courses and participating in workshops. These badges and scores are accumulated on a leaderboard and on their profiles serving as resumes and can be used to apply for jobs on our web platform. To empower teachers, we are enabling them as micro-entrepreneurs to earn by selling their original resources.
Since our inception in 2019, we have trained 17,277 teachers across English medium, Bangla medium, English version, and Madrasah who in turn have impacted an estimated 516,810 students across Bangladesh. Our plans for the next 2 - 3 years are as follows:
2022 - Launch Alokito Teachers APP which will be like a teacher’s assistant app
2023 - Establish a marketplace for 21st century teachers. Onboard/Train 985 new teachers by the end of 2023.
2024 - Be recognised as a trusted platform for educator recruitment. Onboard/Train 13,150 teachers by the end of 2024.
2025 - Build the biggest repository of teaching resources. Onboard/Train 37,310 teachers by the end of 2025.
You should visit our website www.alokitoteachers.com and sign up! You will get access to the courses, workshops, blogs, and resources. You can also visit our social media pages to see updates and information about us.