Feras Naser was disturbed by the number of deaths and number of infections of corona virus around the globe, somehow he come across a news article that is talking about COVID19 - Global hackathon, he is a strong believer of the impact of technology, so he decided to participate in this great global attempt to fight corona virus with technology.
He registered in the global COVID hackthon, send a projects proposal document to a group of hackthon participants hoping to be able to build a technological solution for this challenge. At that Hackthon, the early version of LIAM was realized. After sometime, Feras was surprised to know about the EU vs Virus hackthon and thus, he decided to participate. To introduce LIAM to new areas of the world and to push the idea even further.
Feras believes the story (A group of young people coming togather) and LIAM ( the solution) will have a tremendous impact on the world that we are living in today. This was unbelievable story for all the team members, how a group of young people who did not meet each other before, come together and work tirelessly to build a solution that mitigate the corona virus impact. THIS WAS A TRUE INSPIRATION. IT IS A WONDERFUL STORY, Feras talk about this in details in his video...
Students from all around the world have stopped attending school, now they are suppose to study through remote education (Online, or using TV). Many students somehow, stopped schooling entirely, they do not have the motivation to study online and somehow they lost the education discipline that happens in schools . Feras has asked his cousins if they continued their education through online website or TV broadcasts, and they responded "NO".
Feras felt there is an entire generation that might miss a semester or at least experience an educational disruption, it is not only that but even many people stopped working and they are staying at home and somehow they have plenty of free time and they are not motivated to carry on with upgrading their skills.
THIS MUST STOP, THIS MUST CHANGE - THIS IS WHY WE HAVE BUILT LIAM!!!
What it does
LIAM is : 5th Generation of Blockchain Schools: An Online Learning and Creativity Platform that Allow Kids to Learn, Earn, Create, Sell and Buy their Creative Achievements.
It aims to solve the problem that revolve around the following facts :-
- Kids do not like homeworks
- Kids do not like studying
- But Adults also face a challenge in terms of continuous education.
It is a A MOTIVATION BOOSTER - it brings a gamification and a rewarding experience. It all happens in the APP. The Business Process starts with students logining to the platform, attending a course and earning a LIAMS because of their attendance, those LIAMS can buy digital assets (that was created by other students, those students have created them to earn extra LIAMS, so earning LIAMS happen when you attend a courses or sell your creative digital assets).
How I built it
Feras Naser : Feras original contribution was that he has conceptualized the idea, built the team and made significant contributions to the app design flow. In this version of the hackthon, Feras decided to shift his efforts to some of the ready made templates for online education, as the concept needs a lot of support to be moving forward. He wanted to iterate on the concept through a customized word press theme and take the concept to the masses. With the support he gets along the way, the concept can reach the masses.
Challenges I ran into
Technical Challenge :
1- Building the website to our desired requirement, exceptional and conceptual frameworks still poses a challenge, we have used wordpress theme after trying to build the website in MERN stack, it is relatively a large project with many aspects to be considered.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
1- I am happy that I have managed to register the domain (www.liamkids.com)
2- I am also happy that I have put an early version of LIAM online using a wordpress theme, it needed a lot of customization.
3- I am proud that we have tested various technologies such as Ethereum.
4- We are very proud of our concept and the vision: Novel, interesting, useful, promising, strategic.
5- We are very proud of our story: Group of young people from around the world come together to fight coronavirus crisis through technology, working day and night.
What I learned
1- I have learnt that building a global business online is a possibility in 2020. 2- I have learnt there is very beautiful people around the world. 3- I have learnt about Slider Revolution. .
What's next for LIAM
LIAM is going in two scenarios and the team members will pursue those scenarios with full passion. 1- LIAM will pursue the vision of becoming a global company with an impact on COVID19 - the team has prepared their solution and pitch deck. They have an investment ask of 3 million dollars as an exchange of 15% of the company and they are expect a 300 million dollars in revenue in 3 years with 30 million users.Please let us know if you are in an investor?! - Also, we are keen on bringing more people to the TEAM.