Lingokids, popular children’s educational app, wins the Award for the startup with the greatest social impact in education at South Summit.
>>The EnlightED jury have assessed the role of the platform as a tool to eliminate barriers to access high quality language learning.
Lingokids, an online platform for learning English at an early age with over 400,000 registered families in India has received the award for ‘Startup with the greatest social impact in education’ at the enlightED Awards at the 2018 South Summit. EnlighTED aims to provide a window onto the world and a networking space for Edtech startups. The conference brought together world experts that are innovating the education sector through technology from the 3rd to 5th of October in Madrid, Spain. In addition to a conference program, enlightED delivered awards to recognize the efforts of those startups that are achieving interesting results in the Ed-Tech field worldwide, whose call was presented by more than 600 startups from all continents.
The jury, made up of 24 national and international experts, has recognised the role of Lingokids as a tool to eliminate barriers to access high quality language learning. Through its platform, children aged 2 to 8 years can learn English through a wide range of activities, videos, games and songs – also with contents supervised by Oxford University Press – that adapt to the level of knowledge and tastes of each user, and that allow to enjoy a fun and personalized didactic experience.
More than 7 million families are registered on the platform across more than 180 countries. The startup has seen an year-on-year growth of 300% since its launch in 2016, and a 410% growth in India. On the other hand, as part of its commitment as a socially responsible company, Lingokids maintains an active policy of agreements with companies, NGOs and other institutions to promote the learning of children in disadvantaged areas. They currently maintain active projects with Education First (EF), the Pies Descalzos Foundation of Shakira in Colombia and the Queen Rania Foundation in Jordan.
“This recognition is very valuable to us, and it gives us even more strength and motivation to continue in our mission to improve English literacy in children around the world through high quality educational content at an accessible price.” says Cristobal Viedma CEO and co-founder of Lingokids. “We hope that with the work we are doing and simply by spreading the world about educational platforms such as Lingokids, that we will be one step closer to a world where children can have better access to education and therefore equal opportunities to excel in life.”