EduOne, previously known as Stoogle, started off as being an information portal for confused learners trying to decide what to do after school. We put together article after article with advice on how to choose Grade 9 subjects, how to apply, an institution directory, and general advice for life after school. The further we delved into the education journey of the typical learner in South Africa, the more we realised that more needs to be done. Here starts the beginnings of EduOne as we know it today.
Each problem we encountered led to a new online solution to aid in solving this problem. We created a team with a passion for technology and using it as a solution for solving the educational problems we collectively face as a country. Our main aim through it all – making it easily accessible and free to all of our users. So far we’ve stuck to this promise and we don’t plan on backing out.
Our platforms aim to tackle different problems: EduConnect provides free information and educational resources to help learners and students make informed decisions, EduFunding is a bursary directory with all of the information needed to apply for the various funding opportunities, EduMatch calculates each individual’s APS for any public tertiary institution in South Africa, EduHealth provides placement information to commserve students, and Mentr makes mentorship easy for organisations and their mentees.
With a vision of disrupting the education space in South Africa, we’ve taken on the responsibility of informing the youth of their tertiary education options. By making information and resources readily available and easily accessible, we hope to empower and enhance the lives of millions. As Tata Madiba says, education is a powerful weapon, and we plan on fully utilising it.