Founded by STFA as the first international initiative of Khan Academy, the world’s leading online learning platform, Khan Academy TR has delivered 50 million lessons last semester after the Ministry of National Education transitioned to Distance Learning. Offering educational resources in 45 languages and 190 countries today, Khan Academy has been the praised by students, teachers and parents all around the globe in the pandemic, and it has also been the top choice for Turkish learners.
1.6 billion learners corresponding to 90% of the student population in the world were unable to attend school in person due to the pandemic. In Turkey, 16 million K12 students, over 4 million university students and around 1.5 million teachers, academics and educators were engaged in distance learning for 3 months starting from March. During this process, demand for Khan Academy Türkçe’s website increased by a factor of four per peak period, and by a factor of two-and-a-half on average. As a result of the collaboration agreement signed with the Ministry of National Education, the number of lessons delivered by Khan Academy TR per day reached 500,000 including the lessons delivered on EBA, which stands for Education and Informatics Network.
Operating under the STFA Foundation for Translation of Scientific and Technical Publications with an aim to provide equal opportunities for all in education, Khan Academy TR has become a prominent digital content provider with its library reaching up to 9,000 online video lessons. Not only during today’s extraordinary conditions, Khan Academy’s educational resources are free, for everyone, forever; thanks to STFA Group’s corporate social responsibility. Having touched the lives of 15 million learners in Turkey through its website, Khan Academy also reaches out to all schools, students, and teachers across Turkey via the Ministry’s EBA platform to support formal education. Helping to change education for the better, this pride belongs to the whole STFA Group. We believe that in order to build the future, we need to invest in our youth and we continue to work to the best of our abilities in the field of education, among others to carry our country forward.
As the 2020-2021 school year begins today with distance learning, we wish a healthy and successful academic year to all students, teachers, and parents; particularly those in the STFA Family. We commemorate with great respect the late Mr. Sezai TÜRKEŞ, a leader with great insight both in business life and social responsibility and the founder of our Foundation on the 22nd anniversary of his decease. We dedicate the success of Khan Academy TR to STFA’s beloved “AĞABEY” whose vision will always guide us.
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