Amman-based educational technology (edtech) startup IQRA’A Audiobooks, has raised $150,000 in a pre-seed funding round.
Founded in July by Mohammad and Hasan Abusheikh, IQRA’A focuses on developing online content for schools. The startup’s aim is to support local schools speed up their transition to online education.
“With the latest developments worldwide, students were hassled into the world of online education, with neither the privilege of time to prepare for it nor suitable, up-to-date technology to support them throughout it. IQRA’A wants to bridge that gap, and build its content to ease that process for pupils,” said Mohammad Abusheikh.
The funding will go towards enhancing the company’s platform and product offering. It also looks to expand its market reach by building connections with other edtech platforms globally.
“The Covid-19 crisis has motivated our team to give their best efforts to enable students to have access to quality content while at home and stay on track with their studies. While the rest of the world was slowing down, we were speeding up,” said Hassan Abusheikh.