The days of your kids hiding their report cards from you may soon be over, with the School Communication Platform. This mobile solution is created by Sync Media (M) Sdn Bhd, to digitise teacher-parent communications.
Sync Media founder and chief executive officer, Muhammad Zharif , 27, said, "Digital report cards can be sent to parents' devices. Some of our clients already send exam results to parents."
“The conventional method of handing the notes to students to give to their parents is ineffective. The teachers’ notes do not reach their parents because students forget to pass it to them whether intentionally or unintentionally.”
Zharif said Sync Media developed the School Communication Platform to reduce the occurrence of the “missing teacher’s note” about school events, student progress and academic performance.
The School Communication Platform lets schoolteachers send these important messages directly to parents through push-notifications or SMS messages, eliminating the use of paper so that parents can keep updated on their children’s school activities and achievements.
Zharif plans to bring the School Communication Platform to 3,000 primary and secondary schools nationwide in the next three years. Currently, 30 schools in Selangor, Perak, Pahang and Sarawak are using the School Communication Platform.
Sync Media, a Cradle Investment Programme catalyst recipient, has just received RM250,000 from a local angel investor that only wants to be known as BK. BK. is a serial investor attached with the Technology Park Malaysia Angels Chapter and is also a member of the Malaysian Business Angel Network.
Zharif said the investment will go into expanding Sync Media’s sales team and developers to perfect the School Communication Platform for both Android and iOS environments. He added that Sync Media’s goal is to be listed on Bursa Malaysia by 2020.Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd , an agency under the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia is a not-for-profit organisation that manages the RM100mil Cradle Investment Programme since its inception in 2003. An additional RM50 mil was recently added to this allocation under the 10th Malaysian Plan for 2011 and 2012.
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