Sustainability at Kahoot!

Making the world more awesome, one kahoot at a time with a focus on Sustainable Development Goal 4, Quality Education

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Each one of us at the Kahoot! Group is committed to the belief that engaging learning is the key to development and empowerment at school, at home and at work. In fact, we believe in it so much that we’ve put it at the very centre of our mission: make learning awesome. That’s where our societal impact begins, but it doesn’t stop there.

Our focus as a company is to operate sustainably and responsibly, leveraging our suite of platforms, apps and learning resources to tangibly and positively impact wider society. This is underlined by our commitment to the UN Global Compact, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Curious? Keep reading to find out more.

The UN Global Compact

In 2021, the Kahoot! Group was proud to join the UN Global Compact. By being part of this global network of businesses supporting the most vital sustainable business practices, we’re reinforcing our commitments as a responsible company. Becoming a participant of the UN Global Compact is a clear signal that we conform to and support the Compact’s ten principles covering the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

We’re all in: Kahoot! Group’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) are 17 goals adopted by all UN member states representing an urgent call to action to make the world a better place by 2030.

Our mission is to make learning awesome for everyone. Knowing that our platform plays such an important role in people’s lives is our primary motivation

And while our work and our strategy across the Kahoot! Group impacts several of the SDGs thanks to their interconnectedness we’ve made a particular commitment to SDG4, Quality Education. Here’s why.

The education gap was concerning before 2020, but it has since been exacerbated by Covid-19 (as reported by the likes of WEF, the UN, and McKinsey). Thanks to the Kahoot! platform itself and our group’s growing and diverse suite of learning apps, we’re in a prided position to contribute across the education spectrum from literacy (Poio) and numeracy (Dragonbox) to overcoming language barriers (Drops – incidentally the only language app to feature all three of the African languages Swahili, Igbo, Yoruba on one platform). Meanwhile, the bright minds who developed the virtual teaching app, Whiteboard, have placed participation at the centre of the tool so that all students have a voice, ‘even the shy ones’ as they say themselves. Together, these apps and platforms make learning more inclusive, and break down stubborn barriers that stymie learners globally in the pursuit of knowledge

The internet has proved to be a vital force in democratising access to information, but verifying the quality of that information isn’t always an easy task. Thanks to the talented, passionate, and committed educators who use Kahoot! we’ve built a millions-strong resource of verified, quality-assured kahoots that help millions of students learn daily around the globe.

Curious to learn more about the SDGs? Verified Educator, Daniel Thimbal, has made a kahoot for that! Have fun learning, here.

Quality Education in action: Meet the educators finding innovative ways to deliver Quality Education with Kahoot!

More than words: Overcoming language barriers

Kahoot! is played in countries all over the world, helping learners to connect through the universal language of play and to gain confidence in a language they might be learning. For example, many teachers use Kahoot! to help foreign learners, including refugees, to learn a new language.

Check out ESL Consultant, Carol Salva’s success story and find out how she used Kahoot! to educate refugee students and help them connect.

Sign of the times: Making learning more inclusive

Kahoot! is an easy-to-use tool for everyone, putting the student front and center, with equal chances of becoming classroom heroes. Teachers have more opportunities to devise unique learning opportunities, and students benefit through increased participation.

Read the story of Arts teacher Barbara Wingfield, who encouraged creative teamwork with students by co-creating kahoots in American Sign Language.

Did you know?

Inclusion is one of our core values, and impacts on how we operate as an organization. We further aim to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0, to an AA conformance level. You can read our accessibility policy here.

Kahoot! the world into a better place

You can create and play kahoots on any topic, and lots of individuals and organizations around the world use Kahoot! to raise awareness about important issues.

For example, UNICEF uses Kahoot! to raise awareness about children’s rights. In fact, they created kahoots in 17 languages to make it accessible for children all over the world.

Other examples of organisations using Kahoot! to raising awareness are games by Amnesty International, UNICEF Kid Power, Rebel Girls, Angry Birds, Arizona State University, and Columbia University.

We value inclusivity

Inclusivity is important to us at Kahoot!. Very important. That’s why we made it one of our three key values. You can read more about how we apply this in practice and how we build diverse teams and workplaces in our Working at Kahoot! section.