Facebook Live Chat with 2018 Fletcher D-Prize Winners EDKASA and Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti

2018 Winners EDKASA, an educational technology venture co-founded by Sohail Ali, F’19, along with Bakhtawar Ali, F’19, leverage the rapid speed of internet penetration in Pakistan to make rock star teachers accessible for secondary education. In a country where more than half of the 15 million secondary school students do not graduate, EDKASA is using a live, virtual learning platform of connected classrooms owned and operated by “Edupreneurs” to distribute its “live teaching web-streams” to students for a low monthly cost. EDKASA won $20,000 in cash along with over $10,000 in in-kind donations to pilot their model this Summer 2018

Watch Sohail and Bakhtawar discuss the venture with Fletcher Dean of Global Business, Bhaskar Chakravorti: