By Juliet Umeh
Educational technology company 9ijakids said its educational content on the search engine platform Google is improving children’s learning patterns.
According to the firm, their stories on the platform have so far been read more than 11,000 times within a few weeks of their publication.
He said he was able to achieve that traffic after partnering with Google on a content sharing agreement.
The agreement allowed 9ijakids to provide colorful, fun and educational stories for Google’s early literacy app, “Read Along,” to engage children on the platform.
Vice President of Global Business Development and co-founder of 9ijakids, Titi Adewusi, said that by partnering with Google, the organization tends to advance its goal of bringing African stories to the world stage.
She said: “Most importantly, we see this as an opportunity to support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, SDG, an initiative aimed at enhancing children’s literacy skills.
“The partnership with Google is in line with 9ijakids’ vision of harnessing technology and digital content to help the African child acquire the relevant skills necessary to become the leaders of tomorrow.
“We are sharing African stories and values with the rest of the world,” Adewusi said.
As part of its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, 9ijakids recently launched a safety game, “Safety Checkup” to improve the safety of children against COVID-19 in schools.