Mwabu has proven pedagogical effectiveness, as evidenced by these studies: 


AIR Report

In Feb 2020 American Institutes for Research (AIR) published their Midline Report on the use of Mwabu as part of the eSchool 360 program implemented by our partners Impact Network (IN). The report states: 


  • Midline results suggest that the opportunity to attend an IN school positively affected children’s learning outcomes across the board.

  • Mixed-methods evidence suggested the positive effects were primarily driven by improvements in the quality of education, increases in school attendance for both teachers and children, and strong fidelity of program implementation.


AIR Full Report





Mwabu: The Evidence

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:


  • Mwabu-trained teachers deliver active, engaging, child-centred lessons
  • Mwabu pupils achieve better learning outcomes than their peers
  • Mwabu is cost-effective and affordable for use in ordinary primary schools across Africa
  • Mwabu supports untrained teachers working with large classes in difficult conditions
  • Mwabu is popular with educators and pupils, and builds support for education in the community


Mwabu: The evidence











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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 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.


Watch the video to see our how we supported teachers and learners in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, in partnership with the MRP Foundation. 



ZayoHub works with under-served communities to create locally driven, sustainable, social and economic development. ZayoHub supports communities with programmes addressing financial inclusion, sustainable livelihoods, and education for all. 




Unicef Lukulu

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.

case study 



The Mwandi Project

The Mwandi Project is a major e-learning and community development project in rural Zambia which began in May 2015 and has seen success in improving student attendance and the professional development of teachers.

case study



Mwabu Bambisana

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.




South Africa: 

MRP Foundation

In partnership with the MPR Foundation, Mwabu launched a pilot using new CAPS aligned e-learning content developed for South Africa. Mwabu content and teacher training was implemented in four different schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal. 

Case Study




Please contact us if you'd like to work with us:


Technology Partners

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.


Implementation Partners

We work with local and national partners to implement Mwabu programmes as a sustainable learning solution. Our partners are experts when it comes to working with schools and organisations to ensure the most effective use of Mwabu content.


Corporate Social Responsibility Partners

Through various programmes and approaches, Mwabu offers opportunities for businesses to give back to their communities, either through existing programmes or specifically tailored opportunities. 


Reseller Partners

Interested in becoming a Mwabu reseller? We are seeking sales partners across Africa to develop our distribution network and reach more learners. If you have the right credentials and are interested in becoming a reseller please contact us

For individual donors: 


The iAfrica Foundation

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 support a school, please contact iAfrica on for more information.

Partners we work with:

Our Customers


Schools & Teachers

We sell e-learning content to schools and teachers and the Mwabu Academy provides teacher training and mentoring to facilitate continuous career development. 


Education Ministries & Governments

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.


Parents & Home Users

Learners and parents can buy our e-learning content to use at home. It's a great resource for self-study or for parents to work on with their children, whether or not learners are using it at school. We have a range of options open to buyers that include direct sales, payroll deduction and subscription schemes. Contact us to find out more. 


Donors & Agencies

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. 

mwabu fact 3x Children learning with Mwabu improved their literacy scores 3x faster than a control group in our Unicef study in Zambia
mwabu fact 2.1 million According to a UNESCO study, by 2030 Africa will be short of 2.1m teachers
mwabu fact 80:1 In some rural areas, 1 teacher often teaches a class of up to 80 pupils

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