Founded in 2016 by Awoyode Opeoluwa Great and Adedolapo Oguntayo, the CEO, Learnark is a Massive Open Online Course platform with a mission to help people acquire relevant knowledge they can use to improve their lives or simply learn to earn.
According to Adedolapo, Learnark provides high quality courses from top training institutions and leading organizations to help train learners in fields such as Business and Management, Creative Arts and Media, Science and Technology, Academics and Agriculture from wherever they are, at their own pace.
Adedolapo says she started Learnark after being inspired by a social project called the Students and Teenagers Empowerment Project (STEP).
“One of the main activities of STEP was organizing a monthly event where successful people meet with young people and share the lessons and knowledge that has made them successful. Looking back, I can see the influence the sessions made in the lives of many of the attendees especially on my team of teenage volunteers that help organize the events,” she said. “Learnark has been built with the same intention; to help people develop themselves so they can achieve better results in life.”
Users can start learning on Learnark by selecting from its range of courses to help them build successful careers at their own pace to beat illiteracy, unemployment and underemployment.
“At Learnark we thought what if everyone is educated! Will it solve
this huge social problem? We soon realized that there are poor
educated people. So we thought again, What if everyone is educated to earn? What if we
all learn to earn?” thought the team.
earn by partnering with professionals to provide skills training in fast
growing industries like Real estate, construction, ICT, media,
The platform also connects its trainees with job and business
opportunities in this industries. The platform works simply. Trainees register on Learnark, complete the training, take a few months internship and start a business or Job.