Alma Peña, is a Mexican businesswoman, a specialist in education, high capacities, and talent development. For more than ten years she has dedicated herself to the organization of courses, workshops and conferences focused on family education. Seven years ago, she was looking for a way to provide better training and improved skill development, but she couldn’t find a quality program. She created Sekou Academy and ever since then over 3,000 students from more than 16 countries have taken courses in CYPHER.
Why did you need a learning platform?
When developing the idea of the program, it was very important for me to be able to reach the largest number of Spanish-speaking families throughout Latin America and the world, so I decided that I would use an LMS to have a faster, more global delivery and also improve costs for the benefit of our families.
I searched for weeks and studied many LMS options until I found CYPHER Learning®, which was by far the best option for us from the start. Since the end of 2018, we have used CYPHER for our K-12 programs with students between 2 - 18.
What made you consider CYPHER as a solution?
The first thing that caught my attention was its design and professional image. As I began to get to know CYPHER, I realized that it was very user-friendly and easy to use. It was exactly what I needed so this way both children and their parents could use it. In addition, CYPHER has many features that facilitate the delivery of our program.
What do you like the most about CYPHER?
I like its attractive design and that it is easy and intuitive handling. Also, I like the features, hosting capacity available, and the immediate technical support in any situation that arises. The CYPHER Learning support team is always there to help us.
CYPHER is constantly improving. Every month they release new features or improve existing ones. Almost always based on user suggestions. Our families reiterate how easy it is to access all of the program's lessons and resources, and that even our youngest students can use it.
How has CYPHER helped your business grow?
From the beginning, CYPHER Learning has been a key player in the development and growth of Sekou Academy. It’s easy handling, both for administrators and students, as well as its ability to sustain exponential growth has made us feel supported. 2020 was a year of great expansion for Sekou Academy. We grew 1000% and families came from many parts of the world.