4 January 2021 (Geneva). Baobabooks Education Sàrl today announced that is has launched a new version of its platform, www.Baobabooks.com, purpose built to support children, teens and young adults to write, illustrate and publish their own books.
“While lots of attention and resources have been focused on digital engagement of STEM courses, relatively little has been done to support creativity,” explained Peter Nicholson, Founder of Baobabooks Education Sàrl.
“As a social impact company, we are seeking to make a difference by partnering with educators and parents though our creativity platform and by contributing to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education is accessible for all.”
Despite significant progress made since the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were first announced, according to the United Nations over 200 million children will still be out of school in 2030. While distance learning and home schooling are a growing trend in education, access to quality education remains an issue. Inequalities in education have been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic as school closures have kept 90% of students out of school. Baobabooks hopes its platform can be used to help young people and adults across the world achieve relevant and recognized proficiency levels in functional at successful completion of basic education by 2030.
Baobabooks is comprised of a diverse team of social impact visionaries from the education, technology and business segments who are bringing their skills and experience together to enhance creativity in young people via the positive use of technology. The company’s goal is to be responsive and continually evolve to meet the needs of today’s ever-shifting educational landscape. With team members from six countries the company seeks to foster collaboration and build understanding across oceans and cultures.
About Baobabooks Education Sàrl
Baobabooks Education is a Geneva, Switzerland-based social impact company focused on partnering with parents and educators to support student creativity. Through the company’s online platform, educators can task students individually or in groups to write, illustrate and publish their own books while parents can empower their children to create books using the fun and intuitive website.