We are developing a coaching program over Telegram to help parents adapt to the reality of at-home schooling
Tell us about your idea
Parentsy is an initiative of Accelerated Learning. We are an award-winning social enterprise that has trained and coached over 2000 teachers and educators and impact over 35,000 students in East Africa.
We are now developing a mobile-based coaching program to support parents in Ethiopia who are now forced to home-school because of COVID-19 shutdowns. We have built a Telegram based coaching program to help parents adapt and cope with the brand-new concept of schooling at home. While there are resources available for curriculum based topics - there are hardly any resources available in Ethiopia or elsewhere to help parents with the HOW of home-schooling rather than the "what" of homeschooling. Based on our survey of parents from various countries including Ethiopia, Israel, South Africa and India we understand that parents need significant support in managing their mental health and that of their children, setting up learning routines and schedules and even organizing space for an effective learning environment. These are the topics and areas we would like to cover in the coming weeks and months. Without this "enabling environment" any educational content will not be very effective.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I have been running Accelerated Learning, an award-winning social-enterprise operating in Ethiopia and East Africa for the last four years. My prior experience includes investment banking, consulting, policy advisory and HCD based product and service design. We have trained and coached over 2,000 teachers and have impacted over 35,000 learners.
We have been approached by many parents from the schools we work with requesting us for homeschooling support.