Kindi was inspired by the need to help Syrian refugee students in Lebanon improve their English, an unfamiliar language used widely in the Lebanese curriculum. With limited access to English speakers at home, we developed Kindi to offer students on-demand virtual reading experiences on mobile.
With initial funding support from the
MIT Refugee Learning Accelerator, we organized our first Kindi pilots with students at the Kayany Foundation in Lebanon. As we expand our user base beyond Lebanon, we are also introducing a new app feature, Kindi Connect
, which enables students to initiate live one-one virtual reading sessions with volunteers from around the world.