The investment comes from Al-Wazzan Education, one of the leading education investment companies in the region.
Kuwaiti edtech startup Baims has announced its seed round, led by Kuwait-based Al-Wazzan Education, a company specialising in K-12 American, British and Arabic education in the Middle East. The investment, also joined by Kuwaiti investment firm Seeds Partners, will allow Baims to launch an e-learning service offering online courses to high school and university students - mainly in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
According to Baims, short for Big Aims, they offer a vast library of 30,000 lectures on 1,000 courses in both English and Arabic language. All the courses are available on-demand to allow students to study at their own convenience. Baims has also made all of the high school courses available for free so students can still get on with their studies during school closures. Students can access all of Baims’ library via their app or web version.
The courses are led by seasoned teachers, professors and tutors on the subject. The service is framed as a gig economy, using a revenue-share model. The teachers curate and produce content relevant to each grade and subject.
“Our aim is to build a strong youth community for a better educational ecosystem in the GCC and MENA region and improve educational content,” said Bader Al-Rasheed, co-founder and CTO of Baims.
Mohammad Al Wazzan, a rep for Al Wazzan Education, states that Baims is “a prime example of truly accessible, and inclusive education in a modern world.”
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