Bangalore, February 7
, 2018: Dedicated towards contributing to the India Skill Development Campaign, Go Sharp Technologies (Playablo), a Bangalore-based, seed-funded Ed-Tech company has bagged “Skill Development Company of the Year” award by Edtech Review at Edtech Review Awards held in Delhi on February 3, 2018.
Playablo received the award for its initiatives in the areas of skill development and providing gainful employment for the underserved youth of the country. Playablo has been imparting app-based training through Unnati NGO’s 50 centres across 7 states and has reached out to more than 5000 youth.
Receiving the Award, Dheeraj Sharma, CEO, Playablo commented “Job oriented Skill Development for young adults is an acute need of our nation. A number of organizations have figured out the training models but unless those models scale up significantly, their impact will remain isolated in very small pockets. This award recognizes as well as bolsters our ambition to bring technology in the core strategy of such organizations that are looking to scale up & accelerate their Skill Development efforts”.
Angela Kennedy, President and CEO of Carnegie Speech (PlayAblo’s Speech Recognition Technology Partner) added “PlayAblo’s award is proof of the opportunity in the Indian eco-system for disruptive, voice-based Ed-Tech products. It is also a validation of our own patented voice recognition product’s value proposition
Set up in the year 2012, apart from gamified learning solutions for grade I to V, Playablo focuses on sustainability, strong organization and technical proficiency in the area of skill development and employment for the underserved youth. Playablo aspires to reach the unreached and unattended to ensure inclusive development in the country.
ABI Showatech, investor at Go Sharp Technologies mentioned “We are delighted for the PlayAblo team for this recognition. Getting this award is also a reaffirmation of our belief in the team and the passion they bring to the game, which had originally compelled us to invest with them. We are sure this acknowledgement will help them reach out & grow further”.
Playablo (www.playablo.com) is a fast growing Bangalore based Ed-Tech startup that specializes in providing engaging, gamified learning solutions to different consumer segments in India.The company believes in “Edutainment” a healthy amalgamation of fun and learning. PlayAblo has raised $600,000 Funding by ABI-Showatech (India) Ltd.,
Playablo aims to bring about a fundamental change in how education is imparted in India. The company was started in May 2016 and has 3 product lines now focused on distinct consumer groups –
Playablo at Home (Playstore) – The focus here is on delivering gamified, fun learning experiences to children aged 6-12 years (classes I through V) in English & Maths. The children access Playablo’s content library through the android app or a web browser. Playablo’s content library is over 100,000 questions strong and 100% compliant with CBSE & ICSE curricula. There are over 20,000 children spread across the length and breadth of the country using the product today.
Playablo for Skill Development (Playstore) – To bridge the skill gap and to empower youth from tier II and tier III cities, Playablo has developed a training module that is focused on Spoken English. The company works with NGOs that specialize in up-skilling and re-skilling young adults aged 18-22 years in order to make them more confident & increase their chances of employment. Playablo recently tied up with the NGO, Unnati and is now training 5000 of their students nationwide on spoken English skills through their mobile app & web.
Playablo for Schools – The focus here is on weaving Playablo’s learning platform into the school’s pedagogy and having Playablo established as the school’s official learning app.