As the awardee of Good Seed Programme 2022 organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), CanTone has become Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Innovative Programme in 2023.
Funded by the SIE Fund, CanTone aims to develop a fun, educational & evidence-based parent-child activity mobile app to help ethnic minority children learn Cantonese at home, so as to promote social inclusion.
The app will apply artificial intelligence (AI) to provide basic daily Cantonese vocabulary pronunciation and listening exercises for kids. (User Interface & content supports EM languages: English, Urdu, Nepali, Hindi)
What makes us passionate about doing CanTone? Our personal experience.
Our Social Mission
We put focus on EM’s needs and try to narrow the gap and let EM kindergarten children have more methods, more support, and fair opportunities to learn Cantonese, so as to increase social inclusion.
Recruit 2 people of diverse race and provide them with at least 80 hours of work
Develop a Cantonese learning app with translations in 4 languages (English, Urdu, Nepali, Hindi)
At least 50 kindergarten students of diverse race will benefit from trial use of the app prototype