November 2016 Newsletter
And so are we - though we never went into hibernation like our newsletter did! We are thrilled to share with you the latest news on what is going on at Funzi. First of all a huge thanks to all of our users - you are now 1 MILLION!
First of all, it's quite an eventful couple of weeks for our team...
UAE Innovation Week in Dubai, Nov 24-26
Funzi participated in the UAE Innovation Week, which is one of the largest innovation initiatives in the world and and a joint effort by government, the private sector and individuals to strengthen innovation in the United Arab Emirates. Mobile learning and education in general play a key role in strengthening the ecosystem for innovation.
Forum UP in Amman, Jordan, Nov 28-29
The forum for SMEs (small and medium sized local enterprises) was a kickstart to cooperation between UNOPS, Jordan River Foundation and Funzi to train SMEs and especially women entrepreneurs in Jordan. The training comprises a mobile learning course and intensive training and mentoring for most gifted students. We are extremely excited about this training program, because after successful completion, the program will be expanded to other locations globally.
Find us at Slush! Nov 30 - Dec 1
How is mobile used to build the sustainable societies of tomorrow? Funzi and UNOPS present at Europe’s leading startup event Slush Helsinki, Finland.
Dec 1, 2016 10:55-11:25Using mobile to build the sustainable societies of tomorrow(Black Stage) – see you there!
New feature: Course report
Wonderful news! We understandably get a lot of questions about certifications on Funzi, so today we are happy to announce that the Funzi course report feature is now available on all Funzi courses! Go check it out on your account and see how you are progressing in your learning.
"Driver for the future" course
Funzi has launched vocational skills training with Jobberman Nigeria!
This and future training programs aim to standardize many of the informal and certification-based job market sectors in Nigeria.
First up is driver training - the initial goal is to train 3 000 certified premium drivers by the end of 2016! The freshly launched "Driver for the future" training program focuses on building skills in the areas of safe and lawful driving, communication as well as general car safety and maintenance - alongside developing an attitude of trust and integrity.
Using mobile learning can increase the effectiveness of traditional training, and it is also faster, more scalable and more efficient. The blended learning model includes taking an online course on the Funzi mobile learning service and a one-day group session at the Jobberman office in Lagos, Nigeria. The learner is awarded with a certificate on successful completion of the program.