Agile Learning Partners

Microsoft

  • Strategic Partner for National Educational Administration & Management Implementations in Africa/Mid-East
  • Partners in Learning
  • ISV Partner in India
  • Consortium member in the NEPAD e-Schools Project

    “I am pleased to confirm Microsoft’s Strategic Partnership with the Agile Learning Company as a key partner and solution provider for national implementations in the education administration and management sector. This partnership starts off in the Middle East and Africa but we see applicability in the broader emerging markets regions” – Rizwan Tufail, Public Sector Manager, Microsoft Corporation (WECA) – April 2007

United Nations Development Programme

  • Strategic Partner in implementations using Agile’s ICT solutions to improve Public Sector Capacity in M&E, Strategic Planning and Service Delivery
  • ICT Training Partner in Capacity Initiatives in Africa

    “UNDP and Agile Learning Company have formed a Strategic Partnership to implement Agile’s ICT Solutions – SAMS and SAMS Central – in the Education sector in SACI countries…UNDP has chosen the SAMS as an ICT solution because it provides governments with the most innovative and comprehensive technology applications that will foster success in our Capacity utilization programs. It will also enhance capacity in education, other key public sectors, and the implementation of Millennium Development Goals via real-time data collection, reporting and evaluation and monitoring for efficient management and strategic planning, for enhanced service delivery.” Dr. Roland Msiska, Director, UNDP Southern Africa Capacity Initiative – April 2006

AMD

  • Solution selected to address the 4th goal of the project – to use ICT to improve administration and management in schools;
  • Other ICT4E programs in Africa

MV Foundation

The MV Foundation has one of the most successful programs of withdrawing children from Child Labor situations and enrolling them into school. The MV Foundation has been successful in placing over 200,000 children out of Child Labor situations into formal and informal educational institutions in India. Dr. Shantha Sinha, the Secretary of the Foundation, has just received the very prestigious Magsaysay Award for CEC, which is the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Over the years the program, which has at different times been supported by the Government of India, CRY, IPEC-ILO, UNICEF, HIVOS, UNDP among others, has involved more and more sections of the local community. Today it encompasses, apart from parents and children themselves, elected representatives, employers and government school teachers. As the program has expanded to cover 300 villages, the role of M.V.F. has changed from an initiator to a facilitator.

NEPAD

Information about the NEPAD e-Schools Project.

AFRICA School Technology Innovation Centre

Mission “Microsoft and our Partners, through the STIC, will reinforce our “thought leadership”, provide a showcase for our products and programmes and through effective utilization help countries and regions effectively harness the power of information communications technology for School administration, teaching and learning.”
At present there are STIC centres operating in Brussels, Prague, Belfast and Jordan and the Johannesburg STIC is the fifth centre to open.

STIC Africa

The STIC is situated at the Johannesburg College Campus in Troyville, which is a public FET college, within the Gauteng Department of Education. Although the site is in Johannesburg, the vision is for the functionality of the STIC Africa to be transferred and embedded through countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Visions and values for the STIC


1. The STIC will provide access to innovative schools and a network of experts worldwide.
2. The STIC will act as a physical site and a virtual gateway
3. The STIC will be a showcase for the most innovative technology, processes and educational pedagogy available. This will be a constantly changing and evolving process, in order to ensure that the most innovative solutions are hosted.
4. Teachers, learners, members of the community as well as members of the Departments and Ministries of Education within Africa will have the opportunity to engage with the technology and receive support for related learning and teaching techniques and pedagogies.
5. To provide a platform for partners to perform research, testing, evaluation and case studies on the educational value of their products. Through this, policy, procedures and best practice can be identified.
6. To act as a repository for best practice information and research that may be called upon by the educational community.
7. To provide a facility for skills transfer and teacher training, as well as teacher and learner exposure to innovative technology. Such visitors would be given an opportunity to actively engage with the technology.
8. Facilitate events and training for all STIC partners as part of exposure for the centre and for utilisation of the technology, processes and teaching pedagogies.
9. To complement and work with other innovation centres around Africa.
10. The STIC will provide support and act as a point of reference for schools and centres around Africa wishing to invest in, showcase and evaluate innovative technology, processes and pedagogy for education. Microsoft ‘Schools of the Future’ is one such programme that will provide a platform to transfer the functionality of the STIC to centres and schools within Africa.
11. Through workshopping and active partner involvement, the partner needs and requirements will be collated to create a common vision and strategy for the STIC.

Agile Solutions Offerings

Agile Selected for Tanzania and Zanzibar Schools Implementation.

Agile Learning Company selected to participate in Tanzania 21st Century Basic Education Program.

News

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