Knowledge Providers #6 with Soraya Fouladi


New episode of our podcast #KnowledgeProviders features Soraya Fouladi, Founder & CEO of Jara. She’s dedicated to providing quality education to 816 million children in low-connectivity, underserved communities.

We’re excited to introduce you to Soraya Fouladi, Founder & CEO of Jara. Soraya has garnered numerous accolades, including Forbes 30 Under 30, Cisco Global Problem Solver, and Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus Fellow. She’s also been a United Nations Keynote Speaker, a SOCAP Fellow, a Skoll Delegate, a Gratitude Network Fellow, a One Young World Ambassador, and a Deloitte SDG4 Scholar Award.

Jara is bridging the global digital divide by developing the Jara Unit, an innovative e-learning solution designed for children in communities facing high levels of poverty, limited electricity, and sparse internet access worldwide. The Jara Unit, a versatile learning tool for both students and educators, has been meticulously developed through extensive research and collaboration with underserved communities over the years. It is a sustainable, crank-powered, and solar-powered off-grid educational device that ensures children have continuous access to e-learning and remote education. With the support of LG, Intel, Cisco, Deloitte, Deepak Chopra, and others, Jara is committed to providing equitable and uninterrupted education to the 800 million children, particularly girls, who were deprived of schooling during the pandemic. Their mission extends to under-resourced areas, refugee camps, and disaster-stricken zones, striving to break the cycle of poverty and help children achieve their dreams.