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  • on 16.09.2014
  • at 02:00 PM
  • by Kevin Hind

‘Qelasy’: a new approach to education 0

Ivory Coast – Thierry N’Doufou and nine other IT experts at Siregex, a tech company based in Ivory Coast have developed Qelasy – an eight-inch tablet for Ivorian students.

N’Doufou said the tablet was developed specifically for the Ivorian market, to bring local school kids into the digital era. He said he got the idea to develop the tablet after seeing children suffering under the weight of their backpacks full of textbooks. Qelasy means ‘classroom’ in several African languages, including Akan, Malinke, Lingala and Bamileke. The team started the project by converting all government-approved Ivorian textbooks into digital format. The tablet operates on an Android operating system and is resistant to water splashes, dust, humidity and heat.

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