Is education technology a workable solution for all schools in South Africa?

Thu, 13.07.2017

SABC News interviews Mwabu CEO Justin Reilly to discuss how Mwabu can improve education standards in rural schools, with a range of educational products and services. Source: SABC News

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Recognising excellence in education

Fri, 30.06.2017

The EduWeek awards recognise excellence across the African education ecosystem. We are delighted to be selected as finalists for two awards! We have been shortlisted for both the Basic Education and ICT categories. 

The winners will be selected by a panel of 20 esteemed judges and announced at the awards evening on the 12th of July.  

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South Africa

Wed, 14.06.2017

Mwabu Academy's trainer team are sharing their most enduring impressions from their monitoring and observation visit to the schools of the Mwabu and MRP Foundation pilot project in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

 

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Tue, 07.03.2017

Watch this video interview with our our CEO Justin Reilly as he discusses Mwabu past, present and future! 

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Transforming Education With Technology

Fri, 02.06.2017

The conversation around technology – the challenges surrounding its implementation, the benefits and potential drawbacks - was a central point of focus at the Education Summit 2017, held at the Radisson Blu in Sandton on May 31.

 

 

Elias Chipimo, Advisor to Mwabu, delivered his presentation 'Replicating Success at Scale: Early Lessons for Africa' which can be viewed here 

 

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Fri, 02.06.2017

Following the Education Innovation Summit 2017 in Sandton this May, Elias Chipimo, Advisor to Mwabu, was interviewed by the Sandton Chronicle on the future of education in Africa. He gives interesting insights on how technology and e-learning have the ability to change Africa.

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Mwabu Teacher Blogs - Zambia

Tue, 27.06.2017

Conceptor, Grade 6 teacher at Mwandi primary school is the first contributor to the Mwabu Teachers Blogs from Zambia.

Mwandi primary school is part of Mwabu's Mwandi Project, a major e-learning and community development project in rural Zambia.

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Mwabu Teacher Blogs

Mon, 26.06.2017

In Njabulo's fourth blog post, he shares with us the progress he is making and how the Mwabu units and innovative teaching methods positively affect the learners' motivation.

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Mwabu Teacher Blogs - South Africa

Thu, 01.06.2017

In his third blog post, Njabulo Mdanda shares with us his experience after using the Mwabu tablet and CAPS-aligned units in his classroom at St Christopher’s School for three weeks.

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Mwabu Teacher Blogs - South Africa

Thu, 01.06.2017

Njabulo Mdanda, a G4 Maths educator from St Christopher’s School in KZN, who completed Mwabu Academy's Phase 1 two-day training course in April, has been using our tablet and CAPS-aligned units in his classroom at St Christopher’s School for one week now.

Read his second blog post to find out about this experience so far.

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Mwabu Teacher Blogs - South Africa

Thu, 18.05.2017

Over the next few months, we will be following Njabulo, a G4 Maths educator from St Christopher’s School in KZN. Njabulo will share his journey with us as he begins to use the Mwabu tablet and units in his classroom. Read below to find out his initial thoughts about using the Mwabu content before the start of Term 2.

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ZAMBIA

Tue, 23.05.2017

On May 23rd, Mwabu held an Achievements Day in partnership with the Mwandi schools and community in Zambia, to celebrate the project’s successes and the challenges everyone has overcome.

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Tue, 07.03.2017

Mwabu and the MRP Foundation have partnered to launch an exciting new e-learning programme at four schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The project will utilise new content created by Mwabu specifically for the South African curriculum, and be implemented with ongoing training, mentoring and support for the school teams. 

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Tue, 14.03.2017

We are extremely proud to have been named as one of ’11 to watch in Global Edtech’ in the Global Good 2017 presentation to the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation by strategy consultancy
Intentional Futures.

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Tue, 06.12.2016

Mwabu (AppsAfrica Education Innovation Award Winner 2016) and Onyx Connect, a privately backed start-up that aims to be the first company ever to manufacture smartphone devices in Africa, have joined forces to locally produce the Mwabu e-learning tablet.

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Mwabu wins Education Award

Tue, 15.11.2016

We are delighted to have won the AppsAfrica Education Award! 

The AppsAfrica awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa. The annual awards attracted submissions from 25 countries, chosen by an independent panel of leading industry experts. "The 2016 finalists represent North, South, East and West Africa which is testament to innovation happening all across the continent across all sectors” shares Andrew Fassnidge, Founder of Appsafrica.com.

 

Ten winners of the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2016 were announced at a pan-African mobile and tech awards party in Cape Town, South Africa last night.

 

This year the awards attracted over 200 entries, with the winners on the night hailing from South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. 

 

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Introducing Mwabu

Wed, 01.06.2016
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Thu, 01.09.2016

'Pupils taught with Mwabu achieve better learning outcomes than their peers' - one of the findings of an evaluation conducted by UNICEF and the Impact Network, as well as by the iSchool Zambia team. 

 

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How we improve learning outcomes

Thu, 11.08.2016

Poor performance in primary schools is a major driver of poverty throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Although there has been an increase in enrolment in many countries, the quality of teaching and learning outcomes remains a serious constraint. The cost of resolving these problems is high, and even with investment, prospects for substantial improvement in the short to medium term are significantly limited.

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Wed, 13.07.2016

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.
Zambia, located in Central Southern Africa, remains one of the poorest countries in the world with 78% of the rural population living below the official poverty line, on under $1 a day. For things to change, some key structural changes are required, chief amongst which is improved access to modern education. The Mwandi Projects equips six primary schools in the Mwandi area with e-learning tablets and associated equipment, including solar charging systems where necessary.

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Wed, 13.07.2016

UNICEF and the Minster of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education (MESVTEE) through Mwabu have implemented a pilot programme that aims to measure the educational impact of the Mwabu programme and the effectiveness and applicability of e-learning in rural areas. 

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Mon, 05.09.2016

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.

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