TechInAfrica – Tyron van Balla is a South African entrepreneur who founded a startup company—RD9 Solutions—with his business partner Ridhaa Benefel. Through RD9 Solutions, they use a robot as educational tools for teaching children to build new robots. Additionally, they also have designed a curriculum in programming and robotics.
van Balla said that he and his business have always been inspired by technology, thus, they want other people can access it too. By doing that, they want to inspire many people, especially children. Van Balla added that their startup, RD9 Solutions try to address everyday challenges through affordable and creative solutions.
The edtech startup currently provides an innovative platform that specializes in teaching children on some key topics like electronics, programming, and robotics. It aims at teaching South African youth skills like programming, big data, data science, and other vital skills in emerging fields.
“We make technology more accessible to the masses. We allow kids to be exposed to and learn about programming from a very young age. We allow the innovators and game-changers of tomorrow to get a head start on their careers today,” van Balla said as cited from itnewsafrica.com.
Commenting on his future expectation about RD9 Solutions, van Balla said: “I am passionate about teaching and empowering others. In five years, I see us expanding our offering not only across South Africa but also throughout Africa. I see us making a lasting contribution to [the] lives of the African youth through our work.”