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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.
Press Release, February 2016
Mwabu Prepares for Rapid Expansion - Zambian born iSchool, brainchild of the late Mark Bennett, launches its new name this week. Following major successes in Zambia since hitting the market two years ago, the company, formerly known as iSchool.zm, began trading outside Zambia, as Mwabu from mid January...