ProGame - Classroom Edition
ProGame - Classroom Edition
“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”

– Stephen Hawking

Enable your students to take baby steps in learning to program WITHOUT conventional Computers!

Problem we are trying to solve...

  • Over 70% of schools in India DO NOT have Computers!!
  • Extremely low number of Computers in Low and Mid-income private schools. In most cases, zero computers as well.
  • Student-Computer ratio in private schools is skewed.
  • End result: Computer Skill Development at School level is Struggling.

Solution Overview

Our invention is primarily a kit containing Cardboard blocks – A paper computer that costs a little over $3.

Mobile App for Teacher to scan the ‘programs’ built by students using the paper Computer.

How to Use

Download App & Register

Place Blocks & Scan the Board

Blocks Appear on your Screen

Press Run & See your Creation!

How does the Program Work?

Train-the-Trainer Model

Teachers from NGOs & CSR Teams are trained by our expert Trainers

Kits procured & distributed amongst students

Kits are procured by the sponsoring teams and distributed to the Govt. school students

Pre-Assessments

Overall Impact Assessment

Post-Assessments

Coding Sessions

How does the Program Work?

Train-the-Trainer Model

Teachers from NGOs & CSR Teams are trained by our expert Trainers

Kits procured & distributed amongst students

Kits are procured by the sponsoring teams and distributed to the Govt. school students

Pre-Assessments

Coding Sessions

Post-Assessments

Overall Impact Assessment

The True Joy of Learning​

When was the last time you saw a child get enthused while learning a Maths or a Science topic, for that matter any subject, any topic? Watch the video to see what we are referring to. Coding can generate curiosity and can motivate students to learn more. It also encourages them to think logically and solve problems on their own.

15 minutes is all it takes…

Government-school students, after undergoing our program and using our product, are able to write programs on a Computer within 15 minutes of gaining access to one. Those 15 minutes are for them to get oriented to typing on a keyboard and using a mouse. Schools, Non-Profits and Governments do not have to wait for Computers to be made accessible to students before starting Computer Education courses, they can start the courses with our product and achieve fantastic results.

Students Will Improve...

Critical Thinking​

Abstract Thinking

Creative Thinking

Algorithmic Thinking

Academic Scores

Awards Won

Selected as an MIT Solver Team

Winner of ElevatED challenge

The AI for Humanity Prize by McGovern Foundation

Innovation for Women Prize by Vodafone Americas Foundation

The GSR Prize by GSR

Hottest TEN STARTUPS and Best Software Product by HYSEA

Best Indian Social Enterprise by AFI

In the News...

What people are saying about Us

We need tech-driven solutions that ensure equity and improve quality of life 🌎 That's why we partnered with @SolveMIT to award up to $200K in funding to 2021 Solver teams @DigiDem , @NextSkills360 , and @wearehiveonline , and @IrthApp ! Congrats Solvers! https://zcu.io/EmVe

Patrick J McGovern Foundation

MSH & @DellTechIndia launched the ‘ElevatED’ challenge seeking solutions to address the diverse educational challenges|Ed-tech startups- Giftolexia Solution Pvt Ltd;Next Skills 360; Thinkerbell Labs were declared winners for their innovative solutions |#TheStartupEdge| @JeetKVijay

MeitY Startup Hub

We're so excited to award $150K to 4 tech-based solutions selected at @SolveMIT ’s Solve Challenge Finals! We're proud to support @SNTechUK , @TytoOnline , @NextSkills360 , & @wearehiveonline ’s work in #education, poverty alleviation & #sustainability https://bit.ly/3CmTIB1

GSR

Congratulations to the winners of @SolveMIT 's Community Award! 👏 Your votes helped each of these teams win $2,000 to fund their solutions. @somo_org @NextSkills360 Kemet Modular Medication Manufacturing @EAryabhatta @vnglestories @mccaguam

SolveMIT

The ProGame Kit designed by Next Skill, enables students to self-learn. It is a cost-effective and interactive gamification that helps students learn coding through conceptual activities. @surajmeiyur #TheStartupEdge

Dell Technologies India

Heartening to see our kids expressing thanks through #coding. We started #programming and #coding on pilot basis for few Govt school kids with help of #startup #Nextskills360 without using computers through their patented product #Progame. Our kids are enjoying learning.

Sri K. Varun Reddy Additional Collector, Kumuram Bheem – Asifabad District, Telanagna.

You are doing a good job

Mrs. Hari Chandana D, IAS District Collector, Narayanpet District, Telangana

I like it

Nikon Espiritu Student

Your creation is innovative. May God bless this team🙏

Oommen Joseph Fellow, Teach For India

Very promising initiative, especially for kids who do not have access to tech.

City Director Teach For India

It is a very useful program. It improves logical and critical thinking skills among children.

Abhi Sree Teacher, KGBV, Telangana

The program is being received very well by students and volunteers.

Project Manager Pan India NGO

One of the best apps available for kids to learn to code.

Dhaval Prakash Gupta Parent

One of the best app in the recent days - a must try for kids.

Deepthi Gouru Parent

The trainers and the students are very excited about this initiative.

Project Manager Pan India NGO

It is a very good system to learn coding and logical thinking. It is very useful for students in rural areas for their future prospects.

Ramakrishna Tatipelly Teacher, Government School, Telangana

ProGame is smooth, and because it is block-based programming, it was quick and very easy for me and for students also to learn.

Volunteer Pan India NGO

This is the best coding app, I have never seen anything like this. It improves children’s coding and logical thinking skills.

SREEDHAR DONGA Teacher

It is very nice and easy to learn coding without a computer. ProGame is very simple and easy to learn.

Annapurna Jodi Teacher, KGBV, Telangana

This is a good program for students from rural areas to learn coding skills. Students can easily learn using ProGame.

Abid Ali DEO Office, KB Asifabad, Telangana

Startup Story of Next Skills 360 Interview with Sri Sowjanya Suraj Co-Founder, Next Skills 360 from page 19 of https://lnkd.in/g93Cg9u Suraj Meiyur

Sandeep Angara

ProGame is very easy for students and teachers to learn coding. Without using laptops and computers, we are able to code easily.

Krishnaveni Pulla Teacher, KGBV, Telangana

This very useful kit for those who can't afford the computers and laptops . These students can easily practice their skill with this kit and further relate with other coding languages .

Akhilesh Fellow, Teach for India

Excellent, easy, and interesting coding program for rural students where laptops are not available. ProGame helps children develop technical knowledge and logical thinking

T. Tulasi Teacher – KGBV, Telangana

Great experience using this App. ProGame is very useful for children. They are enjoying learning to code with ProGame. The App is very informative and simple for children to use.

Prakki Veera Brahmanandam Teacher, ZPSS, Andhra Pradesh

The students did the beginner, intermediate and advanced self-help activities provided in the ProGame App by themselves. They understood easily what each block provided in the Kit is meant to do.

Volunteer Pan India NGO

ProGame App is super. It helps me learn coding. I cannot express in words how much I love ProGame. If you want coding, then this app is the best for you.

K. Surya Teja Varma Student

ProGame is so much fun. It encourages children to be curious and helps students learn critical thinking and creative thinking. ProGame Kit is designed to help students learn coding and also other 21st century skills.

Neelakantha Teacher and District Coordinator, APCOST, Andhra Pradesh

Let’s give it up to Next Skills 360 and Rocket Learning! In a world where many schools still operate without computers, ProGame - Coding WITHOUT Computers! has created a solution: a low-cost paper computer that gives every student the opportunity to learn how to code. Rocket Learning is using its platform to build digital communities of parents and teachers to support early and foundational learning for young children.

Solve - MIT

This is a very friendly app. It is very easy to code using ProGame. ProGame helps in improving children’s creative thinking and logical thinking skills. This is a self-learning app and it is easy to program using ProGame.

suneel kumar siddabattula Teacher, ZPSS, Telangana

Highly recommended for kids who want to learn coding. I purchased this ProGame Kit instead of buying a random toy for my kid. My kid and I are both happy now. He is happy because he is loving the activities in ProGame. I am happy because he is learning as well as enjoying it.

Chandu Sai Parent

We're honored to support Next Skills 360, one of the recipients of the GSR prize from Solve - MIT, as they partner with Teach For India to provide ProGame Kits – first-of-its-kind kits allowing children to learn to program without a computer – for workshops being run in the country. #computerprogramming #girlsinstem

GSR

The very first batch of a Cohort of 100 startups under Appscale Academy, a growth and development program by MeitY Startup Hub and Google is here! The Stories of tomorrow are being written here today Stay tuned for more insights and updates #AppscaleAcademy #ASA2022 #digital #growth #startup #india #development #startups #google Ashwini Vaishnaw Rajeev Chandrasekhar Ajai Garg Jeet V. Google Play Startup India Invest India Digital India MyGov India The Economic Times

MeitY Startup Hub

I am a student from K.G.B.V Krishna. We are learning a lot in this programme. We never expected to learn coding when computers are not available. We really appreciate this program which is helping us to learn coding without computers. I am learning to code using ProGame.

Manisha Sagar Student, KGBV, Telangana

An incredible example of the Solve community coming together to create meaningful change 👏🌎 Thank you Vodafone Americas Foundation and Next Skills 360 for your amazing work! #socialimpact #partnershipsmatter

Solve - MIT

We're so excited to award $150K to 4 tech-based solutions selected at Solve - MIT's Challenge Finals! We're proud to support SafetyNet Technologies, Immersed Games, Next Skills 360, or & hiveonline ApS’s work in #education, poverty alleviation & #sustainability https://bit.ly/3kjWnpd

GSR

Congratulations to the winners of SolveMIT's Community Award! 👏 Your votes helped each of these teams win $2,000 to fund their solutions. Somo, Next Skills 360, Kemet Group , Enactus Aryabhatta, Vngle, One Canoe Project - Navigating Changing Tides #socialimpact #partnershipsmatter

Solve - MIT

Thanks to #startupindia, we are able to showcase our product, ProGame - Coding WITHOUT Computers, at the ongoing India International Trade Fair, 2021 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. If you are planning to visit the fair, come chat with us at the Startup India Pavilion in Hall 5. We will be there till the 20th of this month. See you there!! Solve - MIT, HDFC Bank, The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, Vodafone Americas Foundation , GSR, T-Hub, DLabs at the Indian School of Business

Next Skills 360

National Startup Day 2022Just like today's D2C there are 11 other renowned Startup's interviews featured under the section "Startup Stories". We have made a compilation of all the startup story colloboations till date on the occasion of National Startup Day 2022. https://lnkd.in/g-RaqP2m Reading. Happy sunday Ather Energy, Internshala, Machine Learning India, Edyst, Dare2Compete, Practically, Native Araku Coffee, Generic Aadhaar, Next Skills 360, @TheBluArmor

Bharadwaj Kakumani

MeitY Startup Hub & Dell Technologies launched the ‘ElevatED’ challenge seeking solutions to address the diverse educational challenges Ed-tech startups- Giftolexia Solution Pvt Ltd Next Skills 360 Thinkerbell Labs were declared winners for their innovative solutions Ashwini Vaishnaw Rajeev Chandrasekhar Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology Ajai Garg Jeet V. Startup India Invest India Digital India MyGov India #electronics #india #digital #startup #tech #informationtechnology #startups #MeitY #MeitYStartupHub

MeitY Startup Hub

#Coding champs of Asifabad! . . The term coding was completely new to Telangana’s Asifabad until Next Skills 360 took an initiative to introduce this term to the little champs of #Asifabad! Just six days of workshop in February bought a major impact. The children, who were not aware of coding started teaching about the importance to their classmates. More about this initiative: https://lnkd.in/dwHsH8sd . . Raj Janagam I Ramesh Loganathan I CIE IIIT Hyderabad I IIIT Hyderabad I AIC-IIITH Foundation #aic #aiciiith #sdg #sdgun #sdg2030 #sustainabledevelopment #sustainabledevelopmentgoals #nextskills360

AIC-IIITH

We are happy to introduce EduRISE Acceleration Program start-up Next Skills 360 working with a focus to provide digital tools and technologies to enhance the Education ecosystem in India. Next Skills 360 is Coding WITHOUT Computers with a Cardboard Computer (with built-in Analytics) for Government and low-income school students (B2B), Home Users (B2C). Lego-style of play to learn to code - Fun Subscription Box. To know more about @NextSkills360 click here https://lnkd.in/gZPDCKyb To know more about Edurise Accelerator click here https://lnkd.in/gyfJ_44v #accelerator #program #education #artificialintelligence #digitaltechnology #digitaltools Suraj Meiyur Indian School of Business Animisha Sanchana Suresh Krishna Bandi Saumya Kumar

DLabs at the Indian School of Business

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