How COVID-19 Affected Education in India
1.5 million schools, closed down to contain the pandemic, have remained largely closed since March 2020
10 million girls in India likely to be pushed out of school by the pandemic
250 million students affected by loss of learning and nutrition from school closures
82% to 92% of students in grades 2-6 lost at least one ability in language and mathematics, respectively, over previous year
School closures impacted socio-emotional well-being of students; 33% of 5-13 year-olds and 50% of 14-18 year-olds reported poor mental health
84% of Indian households reported income loss during the lockdown in 2020
How Can UNI Help Solve This Issue?
ACCESS TO EDUCATION
This portable hotspot provides wireless access to pre-loaded digital resources by leveraging existing open-access educational resources such as Wikipedia and Khan Academy.
UNI provides a connectivity bridge that allows populations who do not have access to the Internet to access valuable resources for the purpose of teaching, learning and researching.
UNI works with devices that the local populations are already using, such as inexpensive Android phones and old model laptops with wi-fi compatibility, making it a feasible solution.
Watch the Demo
Watch Grey-box’s founder and CEO, Valentin Kravtchenko, give a quick demonstration of how UNI works, directly on the field in Tunisia.
Connect Anywhere, Anytime
Lighter than the average phone
Pre-loaded educational content
Add your own content in seconds
Low power usage
Cellphone charger, portable battery & solar power-friendly
Dust and heat resistant
Built for extreme environments
Compatible with local devices, i.e. older Android phones and laptops
Works in the field
100-metre range connection
Connect up to 10 devices at a time
Pilot Project Pricing
Subsidized pricing is available for NGOs or community organizations who wish to partner with Grey-box to become a field tester. Get in contact below to learn more or become a tester today.
Pilot projects are already underway with Parks Canada (Fred Pellerin’s journey in the Forges-du-Saint-Maurice), with Boîte à Science (MIT’s Scratch and Microsoft’s MakeCode Educational School Kits) and in La Escuela Más Grande del Mundo in schools around rural Mexico.
Exclusive for Testers
- Network: Up to 10 devices connected within up to 100 meters
- USB: USB3 and USB2 | Power: USB or AC | Expandable Storage: Yes with a USB key, an external hard drive and/or Micro-SD card | RAM: DDR3 4GB | Memory: 64GB
- Preloaded Content: customizable content, offline website version, intranet resources, offline synchronized cloud documents
- Customizable storage, capacity, and content available upon request
Deploy UNI Today
Fill out the form below to learn more about becoming a tester and deploying UNI on the field. Let’s make education accessible for everyone, regardless of their socio-economic level or location.