'ekbuddy' is a free learning portal that aims to enhance self-learning for students. It provides teachers and parents with a tool to improve learning outcomes.
Our vision is to empower students with high quality content, leading to better opportunities for overall growth.
We believe that every student has a desire to obtain knowledge and a right to quality education. Today there is a treasure of content available for free on the net which can transform student learning.
We have curated short, free videos available online, and categorised them by subject and topic. These videos present the topics in a simple, student friendly and easy to understand manner.
Learning is more effective and permanent when sensory experiences are stimulated.
The students can learn at their own pace by pausing, rewinding and replaying their selected videos to understand a topic.
'ekbuddy' gives teachers a chance to stimulate each child’s learning process by using videos to reinforce concepts taught in school.
Parents can teach their children using the video content in ekbuddy and make learning exciting and enjoyable.
Dinaz is a Chartered Accountant who has a keen interest in technology. She qualified as a CA when the technology boom was starting in India, and decided to start her career with a global technology organization. After a long and successful innings with technology organizations, she decided to give back to society through helping school children in education - leading to her stint with NGOs and volunteering with schools for ten years.
While working with NGOs, she observed that high-quality teaching content is available online. She felt that if online visual teaching resources were made available to less privileged students, it could transform learning outcomes. Having a strong belief that the future of education is online and recognizing the value behind visual teaching methods, she founded ekbuddy.
A dedicated professional, who has worked in reputed multinational companies, Usha transitioned to her calling in education. With an abiding interest in the areas of math and science education, she has put her post retirement years to good use as a volunteer tutor for a reputed education NGO.
Usha sees the opportunity to work with young children as a chance to continuously update her knowledge. She has an uncanny ability to connect with children immediately, making her a much sought-after tutor for secondary school students.
Ranjitha holds a Cambridge CELTA in English language training. She has 12 years of hands-on experience in the advertising industry, initially as a Copywriter and later as a Creative Head, spanning direct mail and mainstream media as well as the digital arena.
She is presently a creative consultant and freelance communication specialist, in addition to being an English language trainer. She also handles syllabus setting and the creation of quality content for English teachers.
Rashna is born to teach. She started out as a nursery school teacher in her youth. Her passion for English language led to her volunteering stint with the content creation team in an education NGO. She enjoys sharing her love for English with young children.
Rashna specializes in curating content for primary classes.
Farida started her career in the IT industry. However, she found her calling in the social sector when she joined a renowned education NGO. She went from teaching English to Administrative positions to becoming a Centre Head. Nursing a deep desire to make a difference to peoples' lives, she started her own education NGO We For You in 2016.
Farida firmly believes that as an individual you might not be able to contribute much to society but as part of an organization dedicated to education, you can make all the difference in the world.
Maria started out as a remedial teacher in a convent school. Her desire to reach out to children across all levels of society especially the underprivileged motivated her to join an educational NGO. With over 12 years of experience in teaching English, her ability to reach out has made her the trusted confidante of her students.
Maria also actively participates in a number of outreach activities in her local church involving social work in old age homes and orphanages.
Manisha has teaching experience of over ten years. Her love for children and passion for teaching led to her association with education NGOs. She feels her calling has given her a sense of social responsibility and the satisfaction of giving back to society. She teaches the primary sections and is known for her observational teaching methods.
Manisha believes in reaching out to each student according to their level. She is much adored and popular amongst her students.
Dipmala has nursed a love for teaching from a very young age. She always believed in empowering underprivileged sections of society through education. She teaches mathematics to primary school students and shares a great rapport with kids. She believes in employing activity-based teaching methodology and has done so with great success with her students. She also emphasizes practical learning over theoretical teaching.
Dipmala is a keen sportsperson with an interest in athletics. She is also a kabaddi champion and a regular marathon participant.
Tasleem has a commerce background and is concurrently teaching mathematics to secondary school students while preparing for her Chartered Accountancy exams. She is an empathetic teacher who believes in getting down to the students' level in order to impart any kind of learning. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education specializing in economics, however her passion for both mathematics and teaching the underprivileged has led her to combine both interests in her vocation.
Tasleem is extremely tech-savvy and believes that the future of education lies in embracing technology to the fullest. She also believes that the most important aspect of her job is making a difference to the lives of the less fortunate.
Volunteer and help educate a child
We are looking for volunteers to identify high quality videos for chosen subjects, which will help the students learn and enrich ekbuddy content.
Teachers who have been using WhatsApp or similar tools to send video links to their students are welcome to suggest any free videos, which we can add to our list.
Please send us your contact information along with a few lines about you and we will get in touch with you.