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