ZEBREDU is a platform that enables children and their parents learn what, how, where and when they want
Tell us about your idea
Irrespective of education system, many families share the pains and needs that my family has identified for ourselves. We feel very constrained in finding the right learning content (curriculum), particularly for live face-to-face education, and forced to choose whatever is currently offered on the market rather than let our daughter follow her passions and interests. Even if we find interesting candidates, there usually exist economic (e.g. expensive private tutoring), logistic (disturbed daily schedules and time lost commuting to attend learning activities) and social (e.g. inability to learn with friends, colleagues) barriers that prevent us from experiencing learning of our choice.
This is why, we came out with an idea to create a platform/service that would make it possible to children and their parents to design their ideal learning environments (say what they want to learn, in what form, where and when), receive offers matching their designs and, upon acceptance of the offer, enjoy their dream learning with an option of sharing their experience with their friends, neighbours, etc.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I am a finance professional with passion for education. As a father of a 10-year-old daughter I face the challenges and shortcomings of contemporary education systems and try to find ways to overcome them for my family but also for other identifying similar pains.
I am now in the process of doing primary market research to verify to what extent the problem I identified is shared in my country (Poland) and globally in order to better understand the learners' need and design a useful solution.
OpenIDEO's Reimagine Learning Challenge is an excellent opportunity for me to collect invaluable feedback on my idea.