A new app for preschoolers will make it easier to check whether a child has a kindergarten ready image, an important step in ensuring a child’s kindergarten readiness.
The app is called Abeka and it is available for iOS, Android and Windows 10.
“We have a child and kindergarten ready, but the school has not started.
The parents are confused.
There is a lack of information on what happens to the children after kindergarten,” said Manoj Kumar, who co-founded the startup with his wife Suman.
The Abeka app will help parents, teachers and guardians of preschoolers in the country.
The company, which aims to connect parents and children in the rural areas of Maharashtra, was founded in 2016 and is backed by a $1.4 crore grant from the Department of Human Resource Development (HRD).
Kumar has also launched an online kindergarten checker app, Abeka Checker, which is available in the U.K. and Australia.
Abeka has over 2.5 lakh registered users in India, according to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal.
The new Abeka checker lets parents and guardians check whether their child is ready for kindergarten.
Abekas children, in the process of learning, will be tested by a child psychologist, who will also provide feedback on the child’s progress, Kumar said.
The Abeka children will also be evaluated by a physical therapist.
The app has been downloaded by over 3.5 million users in the last five years, Kumar added.
The new Abeka checker, he said, will help to prevent parents and grandparents from being misled.
“It will help the parent to know if the child is progressing well.
We have to be honest with parents,” Kumar said, adding that he is hoping to raise $5 million in funding to fund the app.”
We are working with the government and education authorities to develop the app and its features.
We are working on marketing and distribution of the app,” Kumar told The Times Of India.
“The app will be available in all states in the next three months,” he added.
Abeka is not the only preschool checker available for the Indian market.
There are more than 50 preschool checkers that are being developed by educational institutions, including the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), according to Kumar.
“In the next two to three months, we will launch another checker,” Kumar added, adding he plans to launch a similar checker in every state.
Abekas app is part of a broader push to promote the use of technology to monitor the health of children and their families.
The Aadhaar biometric identity-based enrollment programme has been implemented in almost every Indian state, with more than 70 percent of the population in the first phase of the programme opting to use the biometric ID cards.
The Aadhaar enrolment process has raised questions over privacy and security, with the UIDAI and other privacy bodies alleging that the process could be used to track individuals.
However, the National Commission for Protection of Privacy and Civil Liberties (NCPCL) and several other privacy groups have pointed out that the Aadhaar system is not used to identify or track individuals and that Aadhaar enrolments are voluntary and free of cost.
The government is currently exploring the possibility of rolling out a similar enrolment programme in other states.
The UIDAI has also been working with educational institutions to create a platform where parents can register their children’s birthdates, with details of the children’s schooling and any other relevant information.
The UIDAI said that it is working on creating a mobile app that would allow parents and their children to register their birthdates and also provide a child a daily snapshot of the child, such as the child being in kindergarten.
The government has also formed a joint committee for setting up a National Child Development Center to oversee the implementation of the Aadhaar programme in every Indian child.