SeedBlink supports HartaEdu by Narada initiative
Beyond economic development, SeedBlink is also committed to educational initiatives addressed to our community. In our daily work, we are dedicated to supporting innovation. With each successful campaign, we respond to the needs of the communities these startups serve, contributing to the socio-economic development of various industries and those who invest in these companies.
We are taking this opportunity to support a cause close to our hearts through the SeedBlink community. HartaEdu by Narada is a social project that combines the power of three things: education, technology, and community.
"We invest in HartaEdu because the project's values are similar to those that guide our daily work: Trust, Ambition, Transparency. Education is the main driver of community development. We want to support the HartaEdu by Narada project with the help of our community, which understands and appreciates the value of education.", said Carmen Sebe, CEO of SeedBlink.
Therefore, between 21 of December and 1 of March, SeedBlink will donate 1% of the value of every investment ticket confirmed during this period to HartaEdu, contributing to the efforts to support education in Romania. Practically speaking, every investor with a SeedBlink account will have a social impact on a specific issue defined by HartaEdu through their investment in one of the campaigns active during the mentioned period.
According to a study conducted by the World Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, over 1.2 million students learn in schools with inadequate infrastructure. HartaEdu, the language platform of all schools in Romania, offers all interested parties the opportunity to report emergencies in the education system, whatever their nature and steps are taken to address them with the business community's involvement.
The platform's primary purpose is to map the existing educational conditions in Romania realistically and to stimulate community participation in solving specific problems. The education was severely affected by the pandemic scenario, becoming increasingly clear that changes for the better will only be possible through the active participation of the community.
Each visitor to the platform has a realistic perspective on the state of schools nationally, regionally and locally, depending on what interests them at the time. But more importantly, the platform offers visitors the opportunity to engage with the school and become directly involved in solving reported problems, whether through donations of money, goods or services.
"The situation of schools in Romania is one that requires immediate action and where a centralized approach can no longer work. So partnering with SeedBlink and promoting HartaEdu's cause to the platform's investor community is exactly what we needed. Today, only people with an extremely strong entrepreneurial mindset can really act to create a Plan B dedicated to schools in disadvantaged communities and bring them up to 21st century standards.", said Andra Munteanu, President of Narada.
HartaEdu by Narada Results:
● In just two months, with SMEs' help, the organization has managed to allocate 1.5 million lei for the modernization of schools and the resolution of tenders under the HartaEdu project.
● Over 600 alerts have been registered on the HartaEdu platform;
● A school in Băicoi received a record 52,000 euro, which was used to purchase a school minibus and renovate the institution's courtyard;
● 100 alerts were solved, with over 10.000 children impacted by these actions.
PublishedFebruary 10, 2022
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