EduRes had its 1st anniversary on the 28th August 2020!
Updated: Sep 8, 2020
Autumn 2019 was very promising for our business. Like a baby, we were curious, we wanted to taste everything around, we developed our coordination and learned to stand and walk, though not yet with high speed. Our speech development has been somewhat delayed - shown by our website sleepiness. 😀
Spring 2020 with COVID-19 regulations confined us in our homes. In this new situation our online learning approach was an asset in navigating and further development of our services. On the other hand, in-person social contacts, which are very important in some geographic areas of our education export projects, had to be put on hold.
In the end, the past year proved that our Train-the-Trainer approach in active learning and our expertise in customized program evaluation are needed and extremely useful in the education export business. We participated in a large project on developing VET institutions in Kazakhstan; our roles were Key Expert Evaluator and Team Leader. We also carried out an evaluation of a teacher training program in Mozambik. Further, Business Finland’s corona relief fund trusted us and gave a grant, which enables us to renew our service portfolio and to pursue our future in the new generation learning environment and product development, together with our business partners.
We started a business in Finland in summer 2019 after several years abroad. Abroad we had gathered experience in education export, research, and leadership in different cultural contexts. Thus, we bring along all this knowledge, know-how, international contacts and networks. Now we look forward to active collaboration to boost the Finnish education export.
All in all, we are proud and happy about our first-year success; it has shown that we do have a niche in the competence development, program evaluation and education export market.
Now towards new endeavors…
Arja R. Aro