We initially met during a tedious project for Jules’ NGO (IFSA Network) where I needed a full stack developer with a creative and an entrepreneurial mindset Looking through IFSA’s large network only one person stood out from the crowd, Erwan, who as at the time a freelancer in Geneva building software for entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Because of our talkative nature, we usually spent hours on the phone discussing about the project of course but also about societal problems, our ideals and upcoming technologies From all the topics, one was constantly coming up: Education. We believed the system was perishing, it needed an update where technology could play an important role Tutoring platforms exists but they are local and expensive Online tutorials platforms exist, but generally nobody really finishes any course The idea was to give a greater focus on the individual himself, where he could teach people what he loves and where he could learn from passionate individuals Who could be a better teacher than someone with who you share affinities with and who knows his subject better than anyone else?
The complex trick was to make sure we included everyone This is why we wanted to create a free to use platform where people could pay by cash or by exchange of services Furthermore, we ensured that people could give their lessons, online, face to face, for individuals and/or for groups In this way, we ensured that no one, no matter their social class, gender, background nor location was taken the right from receiving a quality education. By allowing everyone to participate to the constitution of the platform, we ensure it is always up to date with our users’ needs and vision By doing so we can please everyone, from the professional tutor doing this for a leaving to the one-time user who just wants to discover a new skill Lastly, with our open database, we make certain that thetutorist will always be full of new knowledge, lessons and ideas
By creating this platform, we support the plurality of teaching methods, we support social exchange between people, we ensure an education for all and we give a change to everyone to come together and contribute to the greater good of mankind