e-Learning for Kids (EFK) is #1 Free Online Children's Education Site on
Universal Children's Day 2009
All-volunteer, global non-profit foundation reaches more than 1.5 million children ages 5-12 in
192 countries with 175 courses, in just four years. EFK's astonishing reach in such a short time is
a testament to the passion of its founder and the power of personal networks. This all-volunteer
organization of business and education professionals, e-learning vendors and software
developers have gathered virtually from around the world to improve the lives of children
through access to high quality, free education.
Ardmore, PA (PRWeb) November 10, 2009 -- November 20th is the annual Universal Children's Day 2009, set
by the United Nations to focus attention on the world's obligation to children to ensure their survival and success.
It is also the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which declared that free primary
education should be universally available and accessible.
One organization dedicated to enabling worldwide access to primary education is e-Learning for Kids (EFK), a
global non-profit foundation that provides free electronic education for children ages 5-12. EFK was launched in
2005 by a small, all-volunteer and virtual team of business and education professionals with a dozen courses, a
few hundred online users and a handful of CDs distributed to schools in Ghana and community centers in India.
As of today, EFK has reached more than 1.5 million children in 192 countries, who have taken more than 5
million courses in 2009 alone.
EFK courseware, co-developed by leading e-learning vendors, independent e-learning specialists and
professional educators, teach children math, reading and languages, science, computers, health and life skills.
There are now more than 175 courses available, ranging from the food pyramid to the solar system, body parts to
disease prevention, measurements and fractions, keyboarding and Internet safety. All are available in English,