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Signing Photo Poman & Shane

Skoolbo partners with Century Innovative Technology, a major Chinese educational player, to deliver award-winning learning platforms to millions of children. Skoolbo, the global elearning company founded and led by Shane Hill, Australian educator and entrepreneur, has entered into a partnership with Century Innovative Technology Limited (CIT) to launch co-branded products in China.

It has been a terrific few weeks for Skoolbo with its newly announced valuable partnership with China’s CIT and the CODiE Award for the Best Game-based Curriculum Solution by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). SIIA is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. The SIIA CODiE Award is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services.

Since the Skoolbo launch in 2013, Skoolbo has been a runaway success that reaches over 200,000 classrooms, worldwide. Skoolbo has localized versions in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, India, Mexico and was recently launched in Canada. Shane Hill, Founder and CEO of Skoolbo: “Our mission is to transform the educational outcomes of millions of children across the globe and with CIT and Poman Lo, the CEO, we have found our perfect partner. Our companies have the same mission to educate millions of children and have forged similar paths towards the same goal. The partnership brings together the complementary strengths of both companies – CIT has the number one rated TV show in China for children as well as very strong relationships with many important players in both the public and private sectors in China. Skoolbo has proven in country after country that our learning platforms are loved by children, teachers and parents”.

Shane Hill, Founder and CEO of Skoolbo: “Our mission is to transform the educational outcomes of millions of children across the globe and with CIT and Poman Lo, the CEO, we have found our perfect partner. Our companies have the same mission to educate millions of children and have forged similar paths towards the same goal. The partnership brings together the complementary strengths of both companies – CIT has the number one rated TV show in China for children as well as very strong relationships with many important players in both the public and private sectors in China. Skoolbo has proven in country after country that our learning platforms are loved by children, teachers and parents”.

Poman Lo, ­ Founder and CEO of CIT: “I couldn’t be happier with a partnership with Skoolbo. I have huge respect for Shane and his team who have shown they are world leaders in education. CIT and our award-winning brand ‘Bodhi and friends’ will be integrated into Skoolbo products and rolled out in China and other territories. CIT will drive distribution in China and leverage our extensive network and channels. I look forward to our introduction of an amazing digital experience for Chinese Kindergartens. We shall redefine learning and transform preschool education. Our music game app ‘Careok’ has been promoted by the Chinese Ministry of Education in schools across the whole of China. My dream is to inspire young minds and nurture innovative leaders across the world and we have just taken a big step forward”. Roxanne Mankin Cason, President of Skoolbo USA: “It's been a very successful few weeks – we signed our partnership with CIT, we won the CODiE Award, the equivalent of the educational Oscars in America, for Best Game Based Solution. In addition, we are excited to share the fantastic news that for the last two months in the United States, we have seen over thirteen thousand new schools onboard Skoolbo. We expect similar success in Canada where we launched last week with a localized version.

This is what Skoolbo is all about – motivation of children, have fun and experience dramatic improvement in learning”.

Notes on Shane Hill:

● Australian Teacher for 11 years

● Former Junior Top Four World Chess player and Asian Champion

● Founded and ran as CEO 3P Learning from 2003 to 2008

● Invented – Mathletics, Spellodrome, World Maths Day, da vinci decathlon, Friend our World and

Skoolbo. These platforms have had billions of answers worldwide

● Recipient of the Global CSR Award in 2013 for his impact on education

General Notes:

1. Skoolbo has embarked upon a partnership with Century Innovative Technology (CIT) a Hong

Kong based company founded by Poman Lo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poman_Lo to roll out

co-branded products in China during 2016.

2. On the May 19, 2016: It was announced that Skoolbo had been awarded Best Game-based

Curriculum Solution by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal

trade association for the software and digital content industries. The SIIA CODiE Award is the

only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products

and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized

for excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

3. Skoolbo has registered over 13,085 new schools since March 12, 2016. It is what has to be one

of our strongest education onboarding campaigns in the United States this year.

4. On the May 24, 2016, Skoolbo launched a localized version in Canada .http://skoolbo.ca/ and

http://blog.skoolbo.ca/ to help improve reading and mathematics for millions of children across

Canada.

5. Skoolbo has been working with Rotary and NSW Rugby League to motivate and inspire children

in Northwest NSW challenge. The winning class and their parents attended the State of the Origin

Match on the 1st June in Sydney http://blog.skoolbo.com.au/congratulations-gilgandra- public-

school-on- winning-the- northwest-nsw- school-challenge/

Notes on Poman Lo:

● Hong Kong Outstanding Student at 14.

● Won the Angier B. Duke merit Scholarship and graduated at 19.

● In 2000, joined her family’s business, Regal Hotels International, to become Vice Chairperson

and Managing Director of the group’s twenty-five world-class hotels in Hong Kong and mainland

China in December, 2013.

● Founded Century Innovative Technology Limited (CIT) in 2012.

● Presented “Business for Peace Award” by Oslo Business for Peace Foundation & ICC in 2015.

● “Outstanding Young Person of the World Award” by Junior Chamber International in 2014, among

other local and international awards.

● Served as Chair of The Outstanding Young Persons’ Association; Court and Council Member of

the City University of Hong Kong; Committee Member of Quality Education Fund and Committee

member of UNICEF HK.

Notes on CIT:

Backed by a group of five listed companies in Hong Kong, Century Innovative Technology is a dynamic family edutainment company, established with a mission to inspire innovation, positive values and multiple intelligences in children via high-quality content and interactive multimedia. The multi-award- winning 3D animated series Bodhi and Friends – Space Squad premiered on CCTV prime time in 2014 and was number one in viewership ratings on both CCTV and Hunan TV during prime time in 2015. The content and music videos feature world-class 3D animation that appeals universally to young children around the world. Bodhi and Friends is also proud to be China’s first global cartoon brand to be licensed by Mattel and Scholastic for global toys and books.

 

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