Female-founded Estonian startup Edumus, which locations working professionals in faculties as part-time lecturers, has raised €180K from famend Estonian and Finnish angel traders to speed up its progress.
Involving professionals in faculties will assist to deal with the trainer scarcity and enrich secondary training with real-life expertise and expertise.
According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), 69 million lecturers have to be recruited to realize common major and secondary training by 2030.
“Twenty first-century faculties want new sorts of lecturers. We consider that scientists, builders, engineers and different specialists must be extra concerned at school training, and share their real-life expertise. Edumus’ coaching program and facilitating software program system helps to attach faculties with professionals. This yr, Edumus platform shall be launching in Ukraine along with Estonia, with ongoing negotiations in Uzbekistan,” says Maria Rahamägi, the 28 year-old feminine founding father of Edumus.
Edumus is a market and platform that allows specialists from totally different fields and industries to affix faculties as part-time lecturers and provides lessons in a selected topic to at least one grade over the course of the college yr.
The edtech startup, which goals to deal with the worldwide trainer scarcity, has simply secured €180,000 in pre-seed funding to additional develop their platform, broaden considerably in Estonia, and begin operations in Ukraine and Uzbekistan. This spherical of funding was raised from a gaggle of native and international angel traders. “Edumus is a great example of how the FinEst Bay Area region is spawning new globally relevant innovation in education. We’re very excited about the possibilities,” commented Peter Vesterbacka and Kustaa Valtonen, founding companions at Random Ventures.
Edumus’ software program platform helps the entire recruitment strategy of the brand new lecturers – it permits professionals to enroll to this system, match with native faculties who want their competencies, contact one another and signal contracts. Developed by Finnish trainer coaching professionals, Edumus’ coaching program is designed particularly for folks with out earlier tutorial educating expertise and covers Twenty first-century pedagogics and educating methodologies.
“[The] education industry has stayed fundamentally unchanged for the last 100 years, and there is a constant lack of innovation and passion. I see that Edumus can bridge both of these gaps – firstly, solve the challenge of the lack of teachers, and secondly, align the in-class theory with real life experiences from practitioners,” says Kristjan Raude, Edumus’ mentor and the President of Estonian Business Angels Network (EstBAN).
Launched in Estonia in 2019, in simply two years the training initiative has already despatched over 40 specialists to varsities. This September, Edumus will ship as much as 200 extra specialists to varsities round Estonia as part-time lecturers.
Estonia is proudly stating itself as an Education Nation, rating 1st in Europe in response to the most recent PISA efficiency check outcomes.
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