iSchool Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans Into Saudi Arabia and UAE Markets
Online education platform iSchool is set to make its mark in the Saudi Arabian and UAE markets as part of its ambitious expansion strategy for the year.
Following a successful $4.5 million funding round in December, co-founder Mohamed Gawish revealed the company's intention to enter new territories.
iSchool has amassed a total of $6 million in funding since its inception.
Gawish outlined the comprehensive expansion plan, which includes targeting Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait, in addition to its existing offices in Egypt, Abu Dhabi, and Dublin.
While the platform currently offers its services in these markets, establishing a physical presence aims to enhance operational capabilities.
iSchool specializes in providing coding, artificial intelligence, and technology education for children aged 6 to 18.
With over a million lines of code written by students over five years, the platform operates in 20 different markets in Egypt, boasting 26,000 graduates.
The educational programs offered include one session per week, lasting up to two hours, led by professional programming instructors.
Sessions are available for individuals or groups of 4 to 6 students, with subscription fees starting from EGP 1,500.
iSchool's educational programs are structured into four stages, each spanning three months.
Student progress is evaluated through graduation projects, and participants receive a certificate upon completing each stage.
In 2021, the platform secured $1.35 million in funding from the Egyptian risk capital fund, ED Ventures.
Shaimaa Raafat / Daily News Egypt