Zabai held office warming party and a small seminar on e-learning on 29th January 2019 in their brand-new office at Pansodan Business Tower. A total of 60 invited guests from prominent NGOs, local and international companies and educational institutions were present at the event which begun with a speech from Ms Tone Tinnes, Ambassador of Norway.
Ms Tinnes said “Just a few years ago, it was difficult to get a sim card in Myanmar. Now the situation is totally different. Every place you go in Myanmar, you see people using smartphones and tablets. So, E-learning is something the country can really deploy to reach and educate people from anywhere.”
Located on the Corner of Pansodan Road and Anawyatha Road, Zabai is a relatively new company with a core mission to provide high-quality education for young people in Myanmar. The education will be provided through e-learning, video lessons and blended learning distributed through a platform specifically created for developing countries. Ivar Viktil, Managing Director of Zabai, gave a presentation about Zabai’s missions and coming projects.
“Nothing can replace a good, qualified and caring teacher and we would like to make the best teachers available on the phones by providing quality content through a reliable technology platform”, said Ivar during the presentation.
Ms Hla Hla Win, founder of 360ed provided a talk on “Augmented Reality in Education” which was followed by the presentation on “Better Learning Program” from Mr. Fabio Mancini of Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The session was concluded with a presentation on “Realizing Digital Myanmar” by Mr. Min Thu of Telenor.
There were also two workshops after the event, each hosted by Zabai and 360ed, where guests were encouraged to participate and learn the available courses on standby computers.