In the rapidly evolving world of technology, coding has become a crucial skill for the younger generation. Egyptian ed-tech startup iSchool, founded in 2018, is at the forefront of this educational revolution. It has raised $4.5 million to expand into six additional MENA countries and establish a presence in Ireland. The company offers live, gamified coding classes for students aged 6-18, covering AI, VR, app development, game development, and web development. With over 26,000 live learners and over 10 million lines of code written by its students, iSchool has managed national-level initiatives in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. The funding round was led by 𝐕𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐖𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥, followed by 𝐎𝐧𝐞𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐔𝐊, Webit Investment Network, and 𝐎𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐲𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥. The funds will also support technological scaling for the online coding platform and the extension of its gamified online classroom app service throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. This move signifies a promising future for digital education, paving the way for a new era where coding literacy is as fundamental as traditional literacy and numeracy.
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