Nivi Mukherjee has been appointed as the head of BRCK’s newly created division, BRCK Education. BRCK is a Nairobi-based hardware and services technology company whose claim to fame is their connectivity device that is designed to work in environments where electricity and internet connections are problematic.
The division which will be under Ms. Mukherjee has been tasked with the provision of hardware and software solutions that will enable online and offline learning. According to BRCK Co-founder, Juliana Rotich, BRCK Education will creatively and effectively deliver 21st century technology that will revolutionize the education sector, eventually taking digital literacy in Kenya and in the African continent to the next level. Ms. Mukherjee is the CEO & C0-founder eLimu, an EdTech innovation which was at the forefront of the digitization of KCPE curriculum content for Kenyan upper primary students and the development of a literacy application in English and Kiswahili.
She will be expected to leverage the BRCK device, which enables instantaneous access for up to 40 devices, to promote digital access in education. The device has an 8-hour battery-life and the ability to store up to 2 terabytes of educational content. According to Ms. Mukherjee, the next milestone is to curate localized and culturally relevant digital content that will improve the learning experience and outcomes for millions of African students.
Despite Ms. Mukherjee’s appointment, eLimu will remain operational and independent. It will work with BRCK Inc. in the Education space mainly as a content publisher whereas BRCK will further enable eLimu’s efforts by providing schools with the hardware, software and connectivity for them to access digital content such as eLimu.