Five reasons to support LearnSyria
#1: LearnSyria is extremely affordable and scalable.
“With these tablets, we can allow more students to integrate into our school without having to increase our costs, and accept more students without being limited by finances.” -Moufid, Teacher
Each tablet costs less than the average textbook and comes preloaded with a full Syrian curriculum. And delivering them is scalable: it doesn’t cost much to get more tablets to more Syrian children – all we have to do is copy our software and the free learning resources onto another low-cost tablet.
#2: LearnSyria allows schools to teach more students with their existing capacity.
“With these tablets, we can allow more students to integrate into our school without having to increase our costs, and accept more students without being limited by finances.” -Moufid, TeacherRumie Tablets let schools teach more students without having to hire more teachers or build more classrooms.
#3: LearnSyria lets students learn on their own time and make up for missed school.
“Many students face the dilemma between going to school and working to support their family. Now students don’t have to choose between school and money because the tablets allow them to study at home, at the hours that suit them, before or after work.” -Ahmad, TeacherMany Syrian children face pressure to work instead of go to school. Rumie Tablets let students learn at the hours that suit them.
#4: Using tablets for learning has a positive impact on mental health for Syrian children.
“Students with a tendency to isolate now socialize when using the tablets with peers. Children feel less judged when interacting through their tablets and are more spontaneous. And students are able to practice repeating phrases they hear, on their own, as many times as they need to, without being intimidated by their classmates or paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake.” -Dr. Hasan Kurdi, School Psychiatrist
#5: The project is supported by the thousands of skilled volunteers helping us find and organize great content!
“This allows me to draw upon the knowledge I have been privileged to learn and practically send it to Syrian youth that so desperately need it.” -Husain, Teacher Volunteer in CanadaTeacher volunteers help Rumie find and organize great free learning content through the Rumie LearnCloud. People as far away as the Arctic can help Syrian children learn without even donating a cent – just their time and knowledge.
Join the movement – sign up at learncloud.rumie.org
Written By: Allison Kavanagh