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Nafham is a free online K-12 crowdsourced educational platform linked to the Egyptian and Syrian educational curricula. It works as a supplement to a failing school system and it is also available for anyone (although the content is in Arabic), which means it has huge possibilities across the world, especially with the Syrian conflict forcing many people to leave their homes. It is globally available through 15-minute YouTube videos. The content relies on volunteer teachers, students and parents, but the videos are revised by a professional to ensure the quality of the videos. There is also more than one video for each subject, providing alternative approaches, as each person has a different learning style. Nafham provides 5 to 20 minutes crowd sourced videos which are revised by professionals. Videos are explaining concepts usually taken in class using different approaches, making it easier for students to understand them. These videos are categorized by grade, subject, term and academic schedule which make the curriculum easier for students to navigate through it and get the lessons they want in seconds.
Title Nafham
Date launched 2012
Status (Ongoing, forthcoming) Ongoing
Type of Resource Video
Purpose Other [Syrian educational curriculum resources]
Online or Blended OL
Learning outcomes The educational videos aim to cover the national curriculum (Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Algeria), from first to twelfth grade.
Target group Students in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Algeria (K12)
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan NA
Recognition or certification of learning NA
Europass Aligned with basic Europass fields
Financing and sustainability model Fund by Flat6Labs
Leading Organization Lead Persons: Ahmed Alfi & Mostafa Farahat
Contact Person Contact form:
Mobile application
Is this initiative country-specific? If yes, please specify the country Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Algeria