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'Equally'- How two Indians are changing the world of education for children with augmented reality

Founded by husband-wife duo Arjita Sethi and Anshul Dhawan, Equally's mission is to provide equal education to every child.

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San Francisco Updated on: October 26, 2018 21:19 IST
Arjita Sethi, the co-founder of Equally.

Arjita Sethi, the co-founder of Equally.

There are millions of children across the world who do not have access to quality education. In order to change the scenario, two Indians in San Francisco have come out with an innovative idea called - 'Equally'. 

Founded by husband-wife duo Arjita Sethi and Anshul Dhawan, Equally's mission is to provide equal education to every child. The couple aims to change the future of children education.

Equally's first product was called - School of Games - which was a literacy platform for any child without access to quality education. This product became one of the 11 semi-finalists out of 400 plus global teams in the world for the prestigious global literacy XPrize which was sponsored by Elon Musk and UNESCO. 

They reached 12,000 children and five countries around the world namely India, USA, Cambodia, Peru, and Tanzania. 

Equally's latest product has been named - Da Vinci Club AR. This is a social network for children in augmented reality. This product would be available globally in the first week of November of 2018.

This is how Da Vinci Club AR works:

Children find texts and objects in their environment. The Da Vinci Club AR algorithm recognizes it and brings knowledge cards related to the text or the object. The children collect those cards and learn more about it to complete their collection. They are then able to share it with their friends and learn from each other and the real world. 

India Tv - Anshul Dhawan, co-founder of Equally.

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Anshul Dhawan, co-founder of Equally.

Our mission is to bring children closer to the real world and utilize their curiosity to gather information from open learning environments, Arjita and Anshul said.

"We are inspired by the science fiction novel, The Diamond age by Neal Stephenson. We are hoping to create a platform that can teach any child, anywhere in the world," they added. 

So far, Equally has reached 12000 children in 5 countries and seen very positive learning outcomes. 

WATCH: Arjita Sethi talks about what 'Equally' is all about

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