Every day teachers inspire pupils to learn, help them reach their potential and prepare them for adulthood. It’s one of the most important jobs in society today.
However, fewer people are choosing to become teachers and by 2030 it’s predicted that there will be a global shortfall of 69 million teachers. We don’t have enough time to train all the teachers we need, leaving classrooms filled with pupils but empty of teachers. We need a new approach.
Working together with schools, we want to make every lesson count. Every pupil has a right to an education, even when their regular teacher is unavailable. There’s a long way to go, but we are heading in the right direction.
Humly want to be a positive force in society by working with schools and helping their pupils reach their full potential, even when their regular teacher is unavailable. To achieve this, we have developed a digital marketplace that matches supply teachers with assignments in school. To date, Humly’s teachers have covered over a hundred thousand teaching opportunities.
Humly was founded by a couple of Swedish engineering students. In 2015, whilst at university, they came up with the idea to take the hassle out of finding supply teachers.
Today Humly has a team of 30 people working behind the scenes and 2000 registered supply teachers. But we haven’t finished yet. We are now continuing to develop our app and also expanding to new regions and countries. Every school should have a hassle-free way to find supply teachers.
In Sweden, Humly was awarded Social Innovation of the Year 2015 and Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. Founders, Kristoffer and Gustav, were also nominated to the Young Business Owners of the Year 2018.