Amongst three winners across the globe, an Indian startup wins the Next Billion Edtech prize 2019 by Varkey Foundation. ‘Dost Education’ is a year old startup, run by two Indian ladies Sindhuja Jeyabal and Sneha Sethi in the USA. It aims to provide the underprivileged students, education by teaching their parents so that they can educate their kids at home.
“By putting parents at the centre of early childhood development, our vision is that every child is ready to thrive, regardless of their family’s wealth. The idea is to be a ‘Dost’ to parents and enable them to make learning for their kids easier,” shared one of the founders Sneha Sethin in her media statement.
Other two winners, who bagged the $25000 prize money each, are Tanzania based company Ubongo and Praxilabs from Egypt. A total of 6 finalists were selected to present themselves in front of 1500 delegates at the Global Education and Skills Forum organized by Varkey Foundation. “Our fervent hope is that the prize inspires practical and persistent entrepreneurs the world over to come forward with fresh tech ideas,” stated Sunny Varkey, Founder, Varkey Foundation.