RASTVOR LABS INDIGENOUS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE APP
Published on May 17, 2016 um 07:49
Explain your idea in details:
The language learning app is a robust, colorful, fun, easy to understand and exciting language application that at this moment consists of 5 different languages preinstalled; Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, English and French. Though more languages will be added based on customer demand, the focus as of now is on these 3 indigenous languages coupled with English and French because they are the more dominant of the many languages in Nigeria. The application consist of various characters and voice command incorporated into the Rastvor Labs application in order to make it interactive ensuring that the individual using the app will not be bored. The application was developed to make learning the thus stated languages more accessible. Learning pad can be used by the teachers as an aid during language classes and also it can be used by the students as a learning aid. Parents are encouraged to request for the specific languages that peeks their interest, if they do not want all 5. Using Rastvor Labs application will improve the unity amongst Nigerians and improve our understanding of one another. Through innovative technology, applied psychometrics, and a learning sciences team anchored by Rastvor Labs, we seek to empower a whole new generation of learners. We want to establish a large regular customer base, and will therefore concentrate on elementary and high school all across Nigeria, which will be the dominant target market. This will establish a healthy, consistent revenue base to ensure stability of the business. We have created a language app that is to be used by educational institutions and individuals to teach and learn the languages of other tribes apart from their own. Most cultures appreciate when someone considered an outsider understands and speaks the native tongue, it breaks down the barrier between people allowing the so called outsider be welcomed.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The importance of language education has become something that is disregarded and considered to be insignificant. Many Nigerian languages are threatened by extinction. Most of the youths are unable to speak their native dialects. They do not understand the importance of knowing and understanding ones origin. Often when asked where you are from the second question is more often than not Do you speak the language?, and I feel it is a shame when the response is no. Language is a powerful symbol of one's identity. Much of the cultural, spiritual, and intellectual life of a people is experienced through language. This ranges from prayers, myths, ceremonies, poetry, oratory, and technical vocabulary to everyday greetings, conversational styles, humor, terms for habits, and behaviors. When a language is lost, all of this must be refashioned in the new language-with different words, sounds, and grammar- if it is to be kept at all. For these reasons, among others, it is very important to the community itself that its language survive.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
KEY PARTNERS Beryl Chrysolite School, Seun Osuntoki, Aida Tetegan. KEY ACTIVITIES Development of a software that enhance teaching and learning, Development of a system that makes teaching and learning fun and easy. KEY RESOURCES IT infrastructure, Graphic designer, programmer, language expert , professional ,Customers list, financial assets. VALUE PROPOSITION Virtual learning environment, Teaching Tutor. CHANNELS Physical, Internet, Mobile, Web enable direct interaction email. REVENUE STREAMS Software Sale, Subscriptions. COST product development, Infrastructures cost, Graphic designer, Marketing. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP Physical Interaction CUSTOMERS SEGMENT Schools, Educational Institution, Parents, Teachers. Research will put the following into consideration for future works: a. Development of teaching aids for students in age group that is above 5 years b. Enhance CAMTS to teach all Arithmetic and Mathematics operations(In different languages and dialect). c. Enhance CAMTS teach other subjects and more languages. d. Improve on the functionality of CAMTS in order to accommodate the dialects and languages of other countries. e. Improvement on the system such that physically challenged pupils (e.g. deaf, dumb and blind) can use it for learning
My name is Ogundiwin, Olusegun. I am currently 24 with a Bachelors of Science from the Bells University of Technology in computer science. Right from my undergraduate days I have been fascinated with languages, especially indigenous languages. Learning ancient tales and proverbs that have been sustained through the usage of language, also understanding the ways of life of a culture different from mine has always captivated me. One day while with some friends who did not understand or speak their language I realized that this has become a major problem in Africa. Where many of the youths have neglected their indigenous language because of the high importance given to the English language. Through the use of technology, I decide to created a language app for English as well as indigenous languages. By the grace of God I founded a Technology company called Rastvor Labs. My company's aim is to give people a different type of solution. You can check our website out here: http://www.rastvorlabs.com/
Stage of Idea
conceptual stage, planning stage, start-up stage