As part of its strategy to support students with quality education at affordable rates, Synkers, a tutoring application, launched the “I won’t stop learning” programme, a free learning initiative for high school students across the GCC with the main aim of providing free and live tutoring courses by qualified teachers in SAT (Maths & English).
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The “#iwontstoplearning” initiative started in July and ended in September. Through this initiative, Synkers was able to offer free education, to over 10,000 high school students across the MENA region. This has been the app’s most rewarding work to date.
Synkers is a mobile platform that connects learners to highly qualified private teachers based on preferences, and children's learning objectives and personality. Their vision is to build the largest community of knowledge exchange.
In addition to the free tutoring courses, Synkers partnered with Harvard SAS to provide an interactive live 2-day conference entitled “Education Without Borders”. The purpose of the conference was to connect high school students with Arab students at Harvard University and other top universities across the US and support in choosing their college, applying to college, choosing the right major, in addition to an intro session on the different career paths they will be exposed to.
The startup commented, "At Synkers, we value education and we believe that with access to the right resources all students can improve their academic performance. Being in the midst of the educational industry during a global pandemic and hearing first hand from parents some of the implications COVID-19 has had on their child’s academic development, we felt the need to do what we can to help out as many high school students as we can."
Towards the end of the session, students witnessed an average increase in performance of around 60% in English, 46% in SAT, and 39% in Math.
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