1on1Math's Giving-Back Programme Takes Its First Steps In South Africa & India

Updated: Oct 27, 2021


The winners of the 1on1Math - Afrika Tikkun Math Olympiad

Gosh! It's been over 6 months since I announced our 1-for-1 programme.

Back in March, we made a pledge to Give A Free Lesson To A Child In Need For Every Lesson Purchased At 1on1Math.

We've been so busy I've realized we've forgotten to share these exciting updates:

Afrika Tikkun Math Olympiad

Earlier this year we partnered with the good people at Afrika Tikkun.

Afrika Tikkun is an organization in South Africa doing incredibly good work. They're helping thousands of underprivileged kids in impoverished areas in South Africa.

With these amazing partners, we were able to put together a gamified Math Olympiad. And over 500 children participated!!


The Math Olympiad ran over 3 stages:

  • The Practice Stage: The kids earned points for revising their math materials. The materials were prepared by us in a customized progress path in Khan Academy.


  • The Qualifying Stage: Over 500 kids each got a turn on the Afrika Tikkun iPads. Here they got a chance to take an assessment like nothing they've ever done before! The questions were accompanied with a gamified storyline. As they answered the questions, they unlocked treasure chests. In the chests they found gems and occasionally Hero Characters. To be honest, initially we were wondering whether the kids would go along and finish the exam. However, those concerns were soon quashed. We soon learnt that not only did the kids complete the exam, but many actually did it multiple times! They wanted to find out which heroes they'd unlock the next time! :-)


  • The Final Stage - The finals was a huge event held in a big hall. The winners of the Qualifying Stage competed head-to-head in a fun & gamified Quiz Show! Afrika Tikkun took care of the logistics on the ground. And 1on1Math coaches hosted the live competition over big TV screens.


It was a fun day for everyone. And the 15 winners each won 1 year of free 1on1Math lessons! Well done!