During his recent visit to Qatar, Arnold Fu, founder and CEO of Hujiang EdTech stated that, he was highly impressed with Qatar’s global vision in recognizing champions of innovation in the world of education and empowering the future of tomorrow.
“Qatar, though with a relatively small area and population, is very responsive to the dynamics of educational innovation around the world. With a huge population, China faces difficulties in offering equal access to education for all Chinese people. I think Qatar is wise to pay attention to other countries’ effort in educational innovation and it has been doing so for a long time,” stated Arnold.
Hujiang EdTech itself is a case in point. The company has already served more than 160 million people online, with a hundred thousand new e-learning users joining every day. This is impossible for classical education. China is not alone in facing educational imbalances. Other countries and regions, with fewer teachers for fewer people, also need to ensure access to education for children in desperate need. For these places, the barriers to online education include slow growth, high R&D cost and lack of management and operations professionals and expertise.
“Countries like China tend to focus more on its own problems in education; while countries like Qatar that have a well-developed education system, a high average level of education and a smaller population can help establish a global vision. This vision may help develop solutions that are suitable for clients in more than one country. And these solutions can set good examples for countries and regions where educational innovation is still in its infancy,” added Arnold.
In addition, Arnold advocates for the eradication of poverty through the Hu+(Hujia) project, which is an education charity program initiated by his company Hujiang. The project aims to change the traditional model of education with the use of education technology. As a result, a huge number of more than one million Chinese students from over 3,000 rural schools in 30 provinces now have access to quality educational resources through the online platform developed by Hujiang.
"This methodology could be widely adopted on a global scale. If we can promote this solution at an international scale, it will bring us one step closer to achieving equality in global education," added Arnold.
Over the past 15 years, Arnold has clung to the idea that online education is crucial in promoting fair education across the board by creating an equal access to educational resources. It is an idea that he and Hujiang EdTech will continue to adhere to for many years to come.
Arnold was also nominated as the only Chinese judge at the WISE Summit in Doha and he was last year listed among the top 50 on the "Makers and Shakers of Education Technology Index".
About Hujiang EdTech:
Founded in 2001 as an online BBS community offering online courses, Hujiang EdTech has grown to become one of China's leading online education companies. Hujiang EdTech makes high-quality education more accessible and enjoyable through mobile apps, online courses, and its interactive online teaching platform. Serving over 160 million users (including 130 million mobile users) in China, Hujiang EdTech offers a wide range of educational programs, including international & domestic examination preparation, foreign language learning, professional skills training, and more. https://www.hujiang.com/.