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SOCIAL IMPACT

Changing the game in 30 countries and counting

Learn about Rumie learners around the world.

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Even before the coronavirus pandemic, 60% of adolescents faced barriers to quality learning and 54% of adults lacked skills training to adapt to a changing job market. Now the need is greater than ever.

Rumie solutions aim to move the needle on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education.

We’re proud to have a rich network of global partners who share our vision of using affordable technology to deliver learning solutions to those who need it most. This includes remote, disconnected and underserved communities in North America and around the world.
We know that local program administrators understand the needs of their communities best. We empower them by lending our expertise in technology and the EdTech field to deliver customized solutions tailored to local needs. To date, we have worked with dozens of partners in 30 countries.

Localized content

North Bay, Canada

“Through the LearnCloud and Rumie technology, Indigenous language speakers and knowledge keepers are able to share their Anishnaabe teachings with the digital generation. Though Indigenous peoples have historically passed on their language and culture orally, in today’s world, digitization is inescapable. In hosting cultural and language content on the LearnCloud, Rumie both attracts a generation of tech-savvy learners, and acts to preserve culture and language.

And by sharing cultural and language teachings in digital form, the tradition of “oral” knowledge transmission is adapted to enable future generations to learn about their culture and language in a form suitable to their interests and habits.”

— Berlinda, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Cost savings

Syria Crisis

“We simply distribute offline tablets to the students and have teachers supervise them, explain to them how to use them and give them a specific program to follow at home to prepare for regular in-class exams in school. This way, we’ll be able to accept more students without being limited by finances. This helps us defend Syrian children’s vital right to education.”

— Hazar Mahayni, Principal of Al Salam School, Reyhanli, Turkey

Spillover effects

Guatemala

“As a mother I am learning to write and form words alongside my daughter. Now I can understand what I’m reading a little better, because my daughter shares (the Rumie technology) with me and her brothers.”

— Mother of Pencils of Promise Student

Learning Engagement

Liberia

“Rumie technology has encouraged even kids who weren’t in school to want to get back to school. Take for instance a 7th grade boy in my community by the name of Lawrence. Lawrence has been out of school for almost three years because there has been no support for him. Lawrence felt frustrated at one point and left… But with the introduction of Rumie in the community, Lawrence walked to me one afternoon and said, “Abel, I am ready to go back to school no matter what it will cost or require me to do. I want to use Rumie technology to begin reading ahead of time.”

— Abel Learwellie, Head of Liberia Program (Camp for Peace)

Newcomer Integration

Toronto, Canada

The Rumie Solution allows Woodgreen, a Toronto-based community services organization, to help recent immigrants adapt to a new culture and context. Our technology enables faster language acquisition, cultural fluency, and the development of crucial life skills.