Nigerian edutech startup, Teesas, has partnered with FranklinCovey Education, a global coaching company that provides training and assessment services in leadership, individual effectiveness, and business execution for organisations and individuals.
The partnership will enable the deployment of FranklinCovey’s “Leader in Me” program in primary and secondary schools, as well as universities by Teesas. The company’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People video content on social-emotional learning will also be put on the Teesas Education App.
“The ‘Leader in Me’ program is a whole-school transformation model and process developed in partnership with educators that empower students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
It is based on principles and practices of personal, interpersonal and organisational effectiveness, and upon the powerful premise that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader.”
The ‘Leader in Me’ training and consultation builds on four core areas: professional development for educators, known as 7 Habits for Educators, designed for principals, headteachers and school administrators; 7 Habits for Happy Kids aimed at pre-schoolers and kindergarten; 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens for Highschool students and teens; including the 7 Habits for Families intended for parents and family learning.
Osayi Izedonmwen, Founder and CEO of Teesas, expressed his excitement about the partnership stating that the FranklinCovey ‘Leader in Me’ training and the Teesas Education App have similar goals of addressing educational gaps at the foundational level.
“As an impact-driven organisation, our content is designed to develop the total child from an academic standpoint as well as social and emotional learning. Teesas was the first EdTech in Nigeria to launch an e-learning app for children in reception (kindergarten) through primary school because we know that children need a solid foundation to be successful later in life.
“What makes the FranklinCovey ‘Leader in Me’ phenomenal is that it targets both the teacher and student. This is important because teachers can only impart the knowledge that they have. So, if we empower teachers to become great leaders, we’ll be empowering our children to lead themselves and uphold strong principles,” he said.
Teesas makes learning seamless and enjoyable for learners who can seamlessly connect with educators on the platform.
With the deployment of technology and adoption of local culture and dialects, the startup was built on a goal to eliminate barriers between tutors and students.
The startup provides high quality video tutorials delivered by highly intellectual teachers who explain foundational concepts using English and major local languages to deepen understanding.
Bill McInytre, Vice President of FranklinCovey Education said: “We are so excited to be partnering with Teesas Education to bring you a new Leadership training paradigm for schools, students and families that is effective and all-inclusive. Over the years, the ‘Leader in Me’ model has built resilience and leadership in students, created a high-trust culture, and helped improve academic achievement. School communities in Africa can now bid farewell to the old Carrot-Stick method of Leadership, it is time to embrace the Whole Person Paradigm.”