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Learn Appeal launches new initiative to take global access to learning to the next level

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Learn Appeal, the e-learning charity, today announces the launch of a new initiative that will help take access to learning around the world to new heights. Following successful pilot programmes in the UK and Africa, the charity aims to provide courses and resources to disconnected people, which make up over 90% of the population in some of its affected communities.

Learn Appeal is showcased at Learning Technologies 2019

With 70+ specially commissioned courses now either live on the unique Learn Appeal Capsule, or currently in development, the demand for offline courses is clear. At Learning Technologies 2019, Eric Kimori of Complitkenya told Chairman, Donald H Taylor, how the Capsule is helping skills development across his region of Kenya. Just one teacher who has had access to the free e-learning has since used her new skills to train over 1000 local school children. Hear more in the video kindly created by Closer Still and edited by volunteers at See Learning. 

To help further spread this access to learning, Learn Appeal will be applying for significant grant funding, however, to do this the charity needs additional input and support from experts in sourcing grants and writing successful bids. To that end, this new initiative will directly raise money for additional expertise and consultancy in this area.

Jonathan Satchell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Learn Appeal, said, “We are currently a small charity with volunteer-led resources, but we have global potential to help disconnected communities all over the world and to achieve this we need to grow.  Whilst targets have been set by the United Nations, a recent report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet clearly highlights that, for the first time ever, there has been a downturn.”  

He continued, “Learn Appeal courses currently available specifically address 12 out of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the work our team has already achieved is ground-breaking.  However,  we need additional support that will enable us to both identify and secure significant funding to take the work we are doing to the next level.  If there are consultants out there who are expert in this field and could donate their time, that would be fantastic, but to achieve this goal we realise there are also costs involved, so we need your donations."

Following Learning Technologies 2019, Donald H Taylor, commented, “By working together on Learn Appeal, we have made a great start. Now it’s time to step up a gear to achieve a common goal and show the world that the elearning community can make a difference to the lives of the disconnected and disadvantaged!”

To find out more about getting involved or how you can donate your time or funds to support the growth of Learn Appeal please get in touch by email or via the website.