ECONOMYNEXT – Yara Technologies, a Colombo-based start-up it had launched an online platform that connects schools and pre-schools with parents.
‘Talkative Parents’ has cleared the problems of using using notes, text messages and social media where messages sometimes do not reach parents, the firm said.
Schools have been able to benefit from reduced paper consumption, printing, admin and labour costs.
“Our key objective is to add value to the education segment by helping schools communicate and engage with parents more effectively in a controlled and secure manner,” Yara Technologies Director Chaminda Silva said.
“In the next stage, while continuing to ensure complete privacy, we aim to move into data analytics and reporting,to help schools analyse their data and come up with customised solutions.”
St, Thomas’ Preparatory School and Bishop’s College Colombo are now using it as their official communication channel, the firm said. It has a subscriber base of 6,000 active users.
“Talkative Parents is a very useful app which allows us to communicate with ease,” Sharmila Gunatilleke, Principal at Bishop’s College was quoted as saying.
“Today we hardly send out paper notices, and thanks to Talkative Parents, we are instantaneously in touch with all parents,” Preparatory School Headmaster Reverend Dushantha Rodrigo said. (Colombo/Apr02/2020)