Since launching our Educate All initiative, in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), we’ve seen some incredible cases of how far our mission to democratise learning has reached. Our free, globally-sourced library has continued to grow into hundreds of high quality, impactful courseware and has enabled access to this valuable content in unique and incredible ways.
One such example is how Madina Walizada completed EdApp courseware on female empowerment to help drive change in her hometown of Kabul, Afghanistan. Ms Walizada was recently interviewed by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) about how, despite everything going on in Afghanistan, she’s able to take a female empowerment course on her mobile device created right here on our amazing platform.
In the interview, Ms Walizada expressed her interest in taking the free course: to become a successful young female entrepreneur to provide more jobs for other women and girls in Afghanistan.
Ms Walizada expressed, “EdApp was really amazing for me. It was really easily accessible and when I had free time, I just opened my phone and accessed my EdApp lessons from there.”
In fact, Ms Walizada completed her microlessons from the back of a taxi cab whilst sitting in Kabul traffic. She also shared her thoughts on using our platform, noting how clear it was for her to grasp the concepts as well as interact with the lessons through helpful accompanying images and varying learning structures.
Click here to access the full interview, with Julia Dean from the UN office in Canberra, who asked Ms Walizada about her experiences with the platform and what she plans to do with her new business skills in Afghanistan.
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