According to the World Bank, 89 % of children in low-income countries cannot read a simple text by the age of ten. These children don’t have the basic tools to continue their education and struggle to break out of the cycle of poverty.
Danak is the localized version of the software called “onebillion course“. Danak is part of the Savad D literacy project, which is designed and developed to expand literacy throughout Farsi- speaking countries, especially for the children in the underdeveloped regions of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.
The ultimate goal of Danak is to expedite the expansion of science and expertise to all children in these regions using digital software and smart devices. The solution is one tablet without the need of internet access. Danak application has three versions:
Children of any age behind in their school years can use Danak.
Danak is developed for the Android operating system and may be installed on all Android devices (tablets and smartphones) using Android 501 (Lollipop) or later versions.
All children who do not have access to the education they deserve; children who had to quit school, children in the underdeveloped and disadvantaged regions, immigrant children, special- need children such as those with Down syndrome, mild microcephaly, and autism, as well as children with fine motor skills difficulties. To attain this goal, Danak application is free for all.
Danak for children with special needs: Two special needs children, Ehsan with Microcephaly and Soad with Down syndrome disorders, were able to pass the education ministry board test and enter school at the beginning of the new education year in October 2021.
A pilot program started in March 2020, and the results are astonishing. Children using Danak gain reading and writing literacy in a shorter period than those receiving training through formal education. The pilot program started with the localization of the numeracy section.
Twenty children in five cities and villages on the island of Qeshm were trained with Danak: Children of 4 to 6 years of age and special needs children of up to 12 years of age.
A new pilot program started after integrating reading and writing and numeracy modules. Fifty children in the villages of Bangali, Holor, Ramchah, and the cities of Dargahan and Qeshm were trained with Danak.
With Danak 2, twelve children in the village of Bangali and several children in the Noor-ol-Mahdi Charity Association in Pakdasht entered the pilot program. With Danak 3, thirty-eight children in the two villages of Rahmat-Abad and Malek-Abad in Sistan and Baluchestan Province started working with Danak. After completing the program, children unfamiliar with reading, writing, or numeracy could easily read, write, and do numeracy.
KCIS is in process of opening 3 new centers in Esfahan , Yazd , Gillan in next 3weeks with
– Building self-confidence in children
– Improvement of concentration
– Improvement of hands-on skills and tendency to hold a pen
– Improvement of the temperament
– Improvement of reading out-loud skills
– Expansion of the vocabulary
– Typing skill
– Interest in reading books