“It works best when it’s collaborative, and open and transparent, rather than closed and proprietary. And the benefits come when more and more people join the network and each of us contributes our talents, which benefits the network and then benefits us. It’s designed to be laterally scaled, not vertically integrated.” – Jeremy Rifkin (on the internet of things & sustainable economy)
We want to share knowledge
SkillEd is an organization that aims to enable learning that is self-empowering, beyond the limitations of traditional educational methods, and beyond the reach of the Internet. We create tools and forge partnerships that make knowledge travel far and beyond.
SkillEd works with dedication towards improving people’s lives, creating access to life-changing knowledge by offering innovative and high-quality technology-enhanced tools and networks.
We make practical knowledge usable and available where it is most needed and wanted, regardless of limiting factors like low connectivity, limited availability of computing devices, governmental restrictions or degree of literacy.
SkillEd is member of the Global Education Coalition
SkillEd is member of the Global Education Coalition, launched by UNESCO. The coalition works on: 1) Supporting the equitable continuation of learning (during the Covid-19 pandemic), 2) Ensuring a full and fair return to education (following the pandemic) and 3) Strengthening learning systems (for the future). We are looking forward to fruitful collaborations within and beyond the coalition in the near future!
We want to bundle expertise
and work closely together with partners to:
create the tools that are really needed
co-create open source course material and knowledge databases
be able to get the tools and contents where they are needed
Our e-learning platform, tools and contents are optimized for use in remote areas, developing countries, disaster areas and conflict zones
What others say about SkillEd
Roeland Monasch, CEO at Aflatoun:
SkillEd provides Aflatoun International with a digital platform that allows for flexible use, including local adaptation and contextualization of our digital content to our 200+ partners in 100+ countries
Temitayo Apanishile, graduating student marketing, branding and advertising in The Netherlands/Nigeria:
The concept of Skilled as a blended learning organisation works; what’s more, it is quite relevant especially for countries in Africa, like Nigeria.
Bena Kyengo, CEO at Mazingira and Ghetto Smart in The Netherlands/Kenya:
A very useful tool for bringing knowledge to people with limited or no internet connection.
Annewies Kuipers, Facilitator Innovation at Partos (= Dutch network of development organizations):
Great solution to support people wanting to learn and make a better life. Online and offline so possible for people in remote areas!
Richard Yeboah, Regional Director West Africa at MDF Training & Consultancy:
We have been working with SkillEd since its inception. The team at SkillEd are always ready to provide technical support to enable us to provide blended learning solutions in remote areas
Sjef Ernes, CEO van AquaforAll
Aqua for all strongly advocates the use of simple but very effective tools like Skilled provides. They are efficient and effective, in costs and meet the need for a permanent up to date requirement. Capacity building is the key element in Development Cooperation and this business adds value.
Pauline Wanja, CEO at FutureFirst Kenya:
A great tool to support cross learning . We are hoping to use the tool to connect young people with retired people for learning and apprenticeship purpose.
Nowadays there are several interesting solutions on the market to share knowledge in remote areas, which is a great development! As many organizations are conscious of these developments, we often get the question what makes SkillEd different.
Reaching remote areas and people with no access to education is our first priority, and for that matter we don’t integrate (elements of) existing solutions where the priorities are different and would not work optimally, but build from scratch in close collaboration with our partners. This means that as partner organization you can have great influence on the development of our products, and prioritization of features.
But the most important difference is the fact that we seek to create a central open platform and to create a network of collaborating organizations. Most existing solutions are closed and used in isolated, single projects. As many organizations have the same intents and needs, we want to bring things together and stimulate open sharing and collaboration. This can reduce investment needs (time and money wise) and at the same time improve quality of knowledge and overall impact.
Where single applications can create small knowledge islands, we aim for a large knowledge and course database that can be used by everyone, everywhere.