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Dot Learn, Nigeria’s e-learning company wins $25,000 Edtech

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Dot Learn, an online video e-learning company located in Nigeria, has won $25,000 Edtech Prize in the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize launched by The Varkey Foundation to recognise the most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries. Dot Learn, co-founded by Tunde Alawode, Sam Bhattacharyya and Thomas Richmann, was among the three winners awarded $25,000 as well as the unique opportunity to pilot their technology in partner schools in Western Cape, South Africa.

The inaugural ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize was won by Chatterbox, an online language school powered by refugees. Chatterbox was voted for by delegates at The Global Education and Skills Forum from three startup finalists which include Dot learn, and TeachMeNow. Speaking to New Telegraph after winning the $25,000 prize, the CEO and Co-founder of Dot Learn, Sam Bhattacharyya, said he was very excited over his company winning the award.

“We are very strong believers that education technology is the future and that more students when they see online video, they will be more prone to study online because learning now is about technology.

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