Breadbin started its life as the Freedom Toaster within the Shuttleworth Foundation, which was a landmark project, successfully delivering open content in bandwidth constrained environments. This three year, international project successfully modelled the delivery of open source software and content from a consolidated off-line kiosk. Freedom Toaster was a name adopted from the platforms user group; FREEDOM as a human right for access to tools and knowledge that can improves a persons life and TOASTER is a term used by the Linux (Open Source Software) community when copying a cd.
Out of this incredible heritage and success Breadbin was formed to spread the word and provide solutions orientated to provide accessibility to open resources resources called OER's or Open Educational Resources. Breadbin's innovative content management system sits at the heart it's solutions which enable the delivery of open content into the hands of those needing access to tools and content, which can enhance learning through access. Over the years Breadbin has chosen to focus in two core areas of content which have the highest chance of effecting social change, in education and entrepreneurship.
Through a partnership with The COZA Cares Foundation, Breadbin's innovative Content Management System provides solutions of curated educational resource packs to the education sector to supporting learner and educators alike in accessing a quality assured repository of educational content. Ultimately we aim to improve access to improve education and business skills in South Africa and other emerging economies.