A Bengaluru based EdTech startup Add-On-Gyan Educational Services has launched Kidovators, a skill learning platform. Through this platform, school students of Classes IV to IX can acquire skills such as Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking and Complex Problem-solving by participating in gamified challenges and by availing online continuous learning programs geared towards inculcating core competencies necessary to create the workforce of the future, said company. Kidovators has been backed by Gray Matters Capital through its edLABS initiative that provides very early stage funding to edupreneurs to help build solutions that address education gaps.
“65% students entering school today will grow up to do work that does not even exist today. Various research reports highlight that skills such as creativity, critical thinking and adaptability are going to be key to the success of the future human capital. This means that the education system needs to morph itself to be one that can orient the students to this mode of thinking. We believe that the Kidovators Platform is one such spark that our education needs to ignite the minds of our future,” said Priyadeep Sinha, Founder and CEO, Add-On-Gyan.
A course for students of Classes IV – IX to help them tap into their existing creative skills & giving direction to it. Students are encouraged to look at or use objects and spaces from a completely different perspective. They also read about how some of the existing products and solutions we use today have come into being through applications of creative thinking and are introduced to tools and triggers to expand their scope of creativity.
To create the course, Kidovators has partnered with Erehwon, the 25 year old consulting firm which pioneered the unique ‘Orbit-Shifting Innovation’ approach that has successfully moved leaders, teams & organisations across Europe, US & Asia-Pacific to create and execute Innovation led transformations.
Besides the course, the education-technology start-up has been conducting ‘Kidovators Creativity Olympiad: The Erehwon Challenge’ – India’s Biggest Creativity Olympiad to help students from Class IV to IX to hone their creative thinking skills.
Company said that its platform will be looking to add more challenges, courses and spotlight programs around adaptability and collaboration in the future.