We sell tablets loaded with learning materials to schools and teachers, along with headsets, projectors and solar chargers.
The Mwabu Academy provides teacher training and mentoring to facilitate continuous career development. In 2017, we will have a mobile offer for teachers as well as a data analytics package for tracking learners’ progress.
Education ministries are governments’ lead advisors on education. They shape the direction education is going in, fund schools, set standards and curriculums, train teachers and run exams, and they are accountable to people and parliaments.
We do everything we can to make sure that our learning materials fit the requirements of a national curriculum and work closely with local specialists. We are happy to talk to ministries about possible e-learning roll-out proposals.
Learners and parents can buy tablets to use at home. They’re a great resource for self-study or for parents to work on with their children, whether or not learners are using them at school. We have a range of options open to buyers that include direct sales, payroll deduction and subscription schemes. Please check your country-specific website to find out where our tablets are sold in your country.
Mwabu works with locally established NGOs and agencies as well as global agencies and organisations around the world. In some instances, locally registered NGOs fund and run the implementation of the Mwabu programme in selected schools.
Mwabu is also working with regional and global agencies supporting implementations at government and ministry level, aligned with national strategies for education. Find out more about our case studies and recent projects below and our blog.
A report drawn from three multi-year comparative studies in collaboration with Unicef, Impact Network and the Peter Cundill Foundation which was undertaken in highly impoverished, remote rural areas, shows evidence of the impact of Mwabu:
Mrs Matanda Mwila, grade 1 teacher at Lukulu Basic School
“Parents with children in other nearby schools are thinking of bringing their children to our school just because our school is using these Mwabu tablets. Very often, we receive requests for transfers but we canʼt accommodate everyone. I wish this programme was given to other schools too because I know that most schools donʼt have enough textbooks and would benefit from Mwabu.”
We divide our partners into three different categories:
We work with world class market leading technology companies to create bespoke platforms and services for the design, production and distribution of Mwabu content throughout Africa.
We work with local and national partners to implement Mwabu programmes as a sustainable solution to our customers around Africa. Our partners are experts when it comes to working with schools and organisations to ensure the most effective understanding and use of Mwabu content.
It is becoming increasingly important for organisations to give back to their communities. Through various programmes and approaches, Mwabu offers opportunities for businesses to engage with schools, either through the Adopt a School campaign or through more specific opportunities like the Bambisana programme.
Please contact us if you'd like to work with us.
The iAfrica Foundation was set up in 2015 to find sustainable technology solutions that can transform education standards in
Sub-Saharan Africa. We work closely with iAfrica to identify schools and communities in some of the poorest and most rural locations who would benefit most from a subsidised Mwabu programme.
If you are an individual donor and would like to get involved and support a school, please contact iAfrica on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Mwabu programme has been proven to increase children's numeracy and literacy skills. We run projects in conjunction with major donors and bilateral agencies such as USAID, DfID, and UNICEF. Usually this involves deploying our e-learning-solution in hard-to-reach environments.
We created the Bambisana initiative in collaboration with safari lodges and their guests to bring education to rural Africa and transform the lives of primary school children in and around the lodges' surrounding communities.
Lewa is an award-winning catalyst and model for community and wildlife conservation based in northern Kenya. Lewa supports 21 schools within its area. Lewa and Mwabu have joined forces to deliver digital education to children in those schools.
A pilot programme measuring the educational impact of the Mwabu programme in Africa’s rural areas. After one year, results show that the performance of pupils who were taught using Mwabu content improved more than those in the control group.
The Mwandi Project is a major e-learning and community development project in rural Zambia which began in May 2015 and has already seen success in improving student attendance and the professional development of teachers.