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A platform for edutainment related to intellectual development and creative skills among students.

Konnect is an online platform that helps to guarantee that 36 million adolescents across Bangladesh have access to academic and entertainment materials. Konnect improves connection amongst all youth development efforts and equips youth with the information and abilities they will need to succeed in the 21st century beyond their school curriculum.

HundrED 2024


HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED Global Collection 2024

EdTech: Bangladesh

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Target group
Students lower
March 2023
Such a dynamic platform would help to reinvigorate the current state of adolescents who are still overcoming the challenges from the pandemic. It aims to reduce school dropout rate in female secondary students & ensure proper skills education to boost teen-entrepreneurship. Cybercrime among adolescents will reduce while employability of dropout & needful learners are expected to increase.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

In Bangladesh, adolescents constitute around 22% of the whole population. However, there is yet to be a platform specifically designed that would enable them to interact socially with their peers, obtain academic help, and acquire life skills. Konnect aims to solve this and transform adolescents into a future-ready workforce through skills, education and counselling.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

Konnect has over 38,000 content materials divided into different categories- books, skills, tests (science-subjects), comics, movies, and news; catering to the 300,000 registered users. Konnect organises live programs on Facebook aimed at the new generation of students to enable them to learn from and interact with experts on diverse topics.

How has it been spreading?

The support of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education has ensured the participation of students across all educational institutions in phases. Konnect has been introduced in the Digital Technology textbooks as per the revised curriculum to emphasize ICT education, allowing 600,000 students of grades 6-7 from all schools, to enrol in and enjoy Konnect’s services. Konnect Mentor Teacher's Initiative was launched in 2023, where by 350+ teachers were selected from all over Bangladesh to participate in extracurricular activities at Konnect Clubs in their schools. This will help to connect with proactive adolescents who will be recruited via the clubs to be a part of future initiatives under Konnect.

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

Please contact Future of Education team's Educational Technology Expert, Md. Shefatul Islam at shefatul.islam@a2i.gov.bd

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews
Given the proven impacts of literacy and social-emotional skills on metrics such as life expectancy and life satisfaction, I would say this is crucial to the lives of these children. It is offering support that they did not have before.
The project has been working to gain the support and adoption of the education system in the region and this will/does make it scalable across Bangladesh. In theory the product could be adopted in other countries where needed, with the right support.
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Implementation steps

Students should visit http://konnect.edu.bd/ and can sign-up for free using their institution's information.
Choose a course/program
Depending on students' interests and goals, they can select a suitable program or course from a variety of programs that cover topics such as coding, creative writing, and public speaking, among others.
Participate in competitions
Students can partake in a wide range of annual and monthly competitions- ‘My District, My Pride’, ‘বইয়ের পাতায় প্রদীপ জ্বলে, বইয়ের পাতায় স্বপ্ন বলে’, ‘Kishore Bangabandhu/Amar Kishor’ and ‘Phulbandhu’ which provides an opportunity amongst students to learn and display their creative innovations.
Engage with the community
Konnect has a community of learners where students can interact with peers and instructors. Participating in discussions and asking questions in forums enhances student's learning experience.

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