RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (14/01/2018) – On January 14, 2018, Ibtikar Fund announced its newest investment in Bambinotes, a preschool-parent communication platform.
Through Bambinotes, parents and teachers can instantly connect, ensuring that children receive the best care and education possible. Parents receive relevant, age-appropriate information throughout the day—no longer guessing what their children are doing or learning.
"The goal of Bambinotes is to invigorate communication between parents and early childhood education institutions (daycares, preschool, and kindergartens) with a state-of-the-art communication platform, to help parents track and monitor their children's development,” said Odeh Awwad, Bambinotes’ Chief Executive Officer.
By using Bambinotes, early childhood education centers greatly decrease the time and resources spent on reporting, typically done in person, by phone, on social media platforms, and using pen and paper.
Bambinotes is cloud-based platform that supports the development of the early education sector in the MENA region by providing preschools with an easy-to-use communication solution, available as a web platform and mobile application. Main features include
Public announcements: send announcements to the whole school or selected branches and/or classes
Parent private messaging: send private messages to parents directly from the schools’ administration or teachers
Learning and assessment: report on daily activities with students, and send private observations about social behavior of students to parents
Food, nap, potty updates: report on meals served and quantities consumed, nap times, and bathroom usage for infants and toddlers
Schedule and share events: invite parents to school events, and send details of timing and event type
Send parent tasks: easily assign parents tasks, requests
Share photos with parents: send photos of students to their parents directly by simply tagging students in photos
Habib Hazzan, Managing General Partner of Ibtikar Fund, said: "We believe that there is a great opportunity for the success of Bambinotes in the Arab world. It is the first of its kind in the region, in terms of its comprehensiveness, up-to-date technology, and ease of use, and the first platform available in Arabic. Bambinotes provides kindergartens with the opportunity to offer competitive, new, and easy to use services, and gives parents the opportunity to be more involved in their children’s development and education."
Ibtikar's investment in Bambinotes is an important step towards expanding the reach and use of the application throughout the Arab world. Bambinotes currently serves over 1,000 users through clients in Palestine, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.