FlashAcademy® selected for Government Social Innovation Programme

We are delighted to announce that FlashAcademy® (Learning Labs) has been selected as one of the innovative, socially-minded companies to join the Inclusive Economy Partnership (IEP) BOOST programme.  

IEP brings together business, civil society, and government to tackle the UK’s most pressing social and economic problems through cross-sector partnerships.  

From getting more young people into work to improving mental health support at work, and spreading financial inclusion to the millions unbanked or in bad debt situations, IEP works to create opportunity where it is needed the most – addressing the challenges that hold people and communities back. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and colleges across China, Italy, and the Uhave implemented the FlashAcademy® platform as part of their digital distance learning strategies. The EdTech scale-up is predominantly helping learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL), a vulnerable group at risk of being left behind during these unprecedented times. Over 60,000 learners in the UK are now using the platform to independently continue their English language learning at home – whether for school or work 

Developing innovative technology that helps remove English proficiency as a barrier to aspirations is key to the Learning Labs’ ethos. Having the support of the BOOST programme will allow FlashAcademy® to scale further and positively impact the lives of many more across the UK and internationally.

Veejay Lingiah, Learning Labs CEO, commented: 

“At such a challenging time for us all, we know that those without English as a first language are even more disadvantaged.  By providing English teaching from over 45 different home languages using an app, it means that this vulnerable group can still learn and improve their prospects, whether that’s in a remote learning or remote working setting.  We’re keen to speak with any school, college, or workplace struggling with this challenge.