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Welcome to Colearn!

Welcome to Colearn! We are a startup designed specifically for, and by, high school students in South Africa. If you have an interest in improving your academic standing, you have come to the right place.

We believe that there is nothing wrong with the education system in this country. The real issue is the limited access that the majority of students have to it. Many students don’t have sufficient resources or appropriately qualified teachers in their academic environment that they require to thrive. We believe that those who have access to the internet (and hence, Colearn) can. The Education Community takes advantage of the camaraderie of South Africans to improve our country’s education.

Some frequently asked questions about our website are:

What is Colearn?

Colearn is a site that lets South African high school students ask any questions relating to their work which other students can answer. In our Education Community, you can ask any question you’d like by adding a new topic within a subject forum. You can also engage in discussions about the course material.

Why Colearn?

If you’re in high school and you’ve ever been stuck on any problem, you’ve gone to google. After some searching, you find the answer but something just doesn’t seem right. The reason for this is because the South African syllabus may be different from the British or American ones and the steps taken or the focus of the question is often different. You don’t have that issue with Colearn because the people helping you are well-versed with our methods and have been or are in your exact same academic situation.

How Do I Start?

Before you do anything, you need to create an account. Once you create your account, you may begin asking questions. To ask a question, answer one or engage in a discussion, go to the Education Community page and choose your subject and, if applicable, the grade (you will see it if it’s available). Once on the correct forum, click “New Topic.” The new topic is essentially your question. Give it a short title like “reducing balance depreciation” and then type your entire question in the text space with as much detail as possible.

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