Press release

iMlango delivers world's first online children's encyclopaedia to Kenyan students

London – 30 October, 2015

sQuid, the digital transaction solutions provider, is delighted to announce its iMlango education service in Kenya has partnered with Q-Files, the world’s first online children’s encyclopaedia, as part of its programme to evolve the education experience for primary school children.

iMlango allows teachers and children secure access to digital learning tools. Early feedback on Q-Files demonstrates the power of ICT in delivering engaging, dynamic content and encouraging enquiry based learning, feeding a child’s natural thirst for knowledge.

Written by specialist children's writers and education professionals, working alongside an experienced editorial team, Q-Files ensures high standards of accuracy and reliability in its pictures, videos and written content.

sQuid’s digital technology underpins the iMlango learning platform and provides real-time data and feedback for education specialists. Collectively, in its launch phase, iMlango students have spent over 125 days online, exploring, searching and learning from Q-Files alone, while continuing to access other educational tools for Literacy, Maths and Life Skills.

Q-Files founder, Nicholas Harris, is delighted with the progress, commenting: "It's wonderful to see iMlango making a profound difference to these students’ lives. We created Q-Files for this very use, so that children across the world can access free, accurate educational content that improves their education, but also their ability to learn."

Simon Kaniu, General Manager at sQuid Kenya, which manages the support to 200 iMlango enabled schools, commented: "We’re really pleased with the rate of adoption, engagement and time spent by the students on Q-Files.”

Adam Smith, Chief Executive Officer at sQuid, added: "Q-Files has been well received by the students, teachers and communities around the schools. The depth of subject matter complements our aspirations for bringing 21st century learning to Kenyan primary school children."

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About sQuid

sQuidcard Limited (“sQuid”) is a UK-based, FCA certified eMoney service operator. sQuid has built an end-to-end technology platform, and a supporting business model, for creating and processing digital transactions using proprietary technologies.

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About Q-Files

Q-files is the world's first fully comprehensive, free-to-user, advert-free online encyclopedia specially designed for children. Q-files is the creation of Orpheus Books Limited, a publishing company based in Oxford, England. Established in 1993, Orpheus is one of the world's leading publishers of children's non-fiction books and reference sets.

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About iMlango

The iMlango programme is a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership between the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and a private sector consortium, consisting of sQuid, Avanti Communications, Camara Education and Whizz Education. The programme impacts 150,000 children in 200 schools, with a particular focus on improving educational outcomes and aspirations for 52,000 marginalised girls.

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For further information on iMlango’s interactive learning platform, please contact sQuid on +44 (0) 208 339 2111 or email