Awardees: Peter Gumulia (HBS), Nimisha Ganesh (HBS), Suneil Raghvan (HBS), and Sela Kasepa (College)
Summary: Catalyst is an online educational platform focusing on English for the K-6 segment in Indonesia.
In Indonesia, English has transitioned from an aspirational skill to a requirement to succeed in secondary/higher education and, eventually, the job market. However, Indonesia continues to lag behind other developing countries in terms of English proficiency.
Current solutions offered in the market are done offline in brick-and-mortar learning centers. They are expensive and, consequently, exclusive to those at the top of the socioeconomic ladder. Catalyst aspires to provide a cheaper alternative through automated content and individualized online learning, unlocking access to students and parents of lower socioeconomic backgrounds.