Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP visits Nucleus’ Edtech venture sQuid

16 October 2020
Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP visits Nucleus’ Edtech venture sQuid

sQuid – the company 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 – demonstrated its projects in Kenya, Somalia and now Nigeria to Mr Raab, 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 and also a director of Nucleus, 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 has recently signed a contract with the Nigerian Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to assist some of the northern states, focusing on improving attendance of children at school, driving up teaching standards and improving children’s learning. sQuid’s approach takes in the whole community and, in due course, aims to offer microfinance to help improve livelihoods.

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.

Both the iMlango and iMukoko brands have been created by Nucleus.

For more information about sQuid please visit squidcard.com

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