1. About the brand
Snaildy: Revolutionise how Special Educational Needs (SEN) children learn
Snaildy is an online learning support portal that serves as a data resource centre to record learning progress of individual SEN (Special Educational Needs) students in Hong Kong.
Founders realised teachers in Hong Kong are often overloaded with piles of admin work, letting alone tailoring quality time for different SEN students. Also, there is no official government archival system that allows teacher to track learning process of those students, making handover/review very difficult.
Snaildy has different support systems to catered various needs.
- Internal school management system: Organise personal profile of SEN students, including their learning status, past activities attended, consultation records, and can based on such info to customise learning plans
- Snaildy x Amazon Web service (AWS) to offer Cloud storage service to schools
- Tailor school-wide learning programmes (since they own social workers, NGO and consultants’ network) based on different needs
WHAT’S GOING ON NOW:
They are actively expanding with various school partnerships. In Feb 2023, they became Hong Kong Educational Bureau’s “Business – School Partnership Programme” official partner.
2. About the founders
Mr. Law and Mr. Ho
Founders and Product developers
Build a healthy SEN support ecosystem via technology
To ultilise technology to connect SEN students, teachers and frontline educators, so to nurture a SEN friendly learning environment.
Also, they hope to transform traditional schooling systems to become more tech-savvy and lessen teachers’ pressure from all the tedious admin work.
3. Challenges and opportunity
A system unfamiliar to all; funding and constant education
In a traditional schooling setting, they found it difficult to educate schools to adopt technology into their daily work. It requires a lot of trust, trial and stepping out of comfort zones.
They also faced difficulty in crowdfunding at start.
They did not give up. Constantly trials and communication allowed them to have partnership with Amazon, and became the official partner of the Hong Kong government.
4. Brand Development Timeline
Snaildy Education founded
Official partnership with Amazon to launch school Cloud storage service
Became Hong Kong Educational Bureau’s “Business – School Partnership Programme” official partner.
5. The Future
Public Education, Extend support system, Foster inter school & parental communications
- Host public events like SnailDay in December 2023 to educate public about different types of SENs
- Connect and extend SEN support system from pre-school to employment
- Act as bridge to connect schools for info and experience exchange