Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP visits sQuid head office in Thames Ditton
19 October 2020
sQuid – the British company based in Thames Ditton that created smartcard and digital wallet technologies used in school payment systems across the United Kingdom, and provides safe cashless payments on buses for those without bankcards – showed off to Mr Raab its projects in Kenya, Somalia and now Nigeria, which include pioneering education technology programmes and large scale cashless payment distributions, which help marginalised communities improve children’s education and family livelihoods.
Adam Smith, sQuid CEO, explained:
“sQuid’s projects are perfect examples of British cutting-edge technology solving very complex problems worldwide. We’re very excited that Mr Raab has shown such interest in our company, and encouraged us to continue flying the flag. Our new project working with Nigerian schools will help build a better future for thousands of children in over 100 communities, using digital tools and on-the-ground support to encourage greater engagement in education in often very difficult situations.”
sQuid’s award-winning iMlango project in Kenya has already boosted the education of 285,000 pupils and the training of nearly 5,000 teachers with its online tools, and encouraged sustainable growth in the communities by making microfinance available for parents – improving family incomes which in turn enables their children to attend school regularly.
Adam added: "We are leading a new approach in tackling issues which have long been the sole preserve of well-meaning but ultimately low impact humanitarian agencies who don’t have a digital delivery capability. We bring proven technologies and practical experience to really help drive long-term, scalable and economically viable improvements in education and payments management. We are now really excited by the opportunity to work with our colleagues in Nigeria."
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Notes to editors
sQuid is a multi-use transactional platform providing payment and e-learning solutions for businesses, education institutions, governments, and non-governmental organisations. Through its end-to-end platform and proprietary technology, sQuid creates, processes and settles high-integrity digital transactions – enabling organisations to launch new, secure and cost-effective digital services. sQuid is an FCA regulated eMoney Issuer in the UK and also operates as a Central Bank regulated eMoney Issuer in Kenya, with operational bases in Greater London, South West England, Nairobi and Abuja.