The delivery of a new financial education course is now reaching completion, empowering young people with vital financial literacy training. After a successful pilot study, the new learning materials have been implemented in the initial target area of Eastern Province, Katete District, reaching over 18,000 learners!
In the last three years, Mwabu has updated its award-winning digital teaching and learning materials, adding new content for use in primary schools across Africa. Thousands of lessons and learner activities are now easily accessible to teachers, learners and parents, linking Mwabu content to common topics in English, Maths, Science, Social Studies and other subjects.
Mwabu has partnered with Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) and Impact Network to deliver a financial education curriculum for both school learners and young women in Zambia.
At the recent pilot, the digital content was well received and appreciated by each group involved, with participants feeling that what they had learned would help them to plan, save and budget their money. One participant, Patricia Mbewe, for example, stated that she “enjoyed the financial education sessions and was able to learn how to manage and use money wisely.”
A new digital course to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS amongst young adults has been created by Mwabu and Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ). The module, funded by Sidecole and CSEF II, launched in February 2019 and is already in use during outreach activities and is receiving excellent feedback!
Through our ongoing partnership with Jhpiego, Mwabu have developed e-learning courses for healthcare providers in Zambia working in maternal and child healthcare. This month marks the successful completion and launch of four new e-learning courses.
Our global footprint extends further as we now have eight teachers trained by the Mwabu Academy team using our educational content in Liberia. We were honoured to also be invited to meet the Minister for Education in Liberia to talk about supporting primary school interventions in the country.
Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) had a school visit of 24 students at camp from the Chinyunyu area recently. This school visit was exceptionally special because it allowed CLZ to pilot its new digital learning content from Mwabu.
We have partnered with Zayo Hub on a project that aims to achieve transformational change in remote rural areas in Zambia. The provision of solar power, telecom and internet connectivity, plus digital content for schools, health and community interest, will combine to achieve social and economic benefits for the community. The project will include outreach to support the uptake of new opportunities, focusing on entrepreneurship, primary education, rural livelihoods and women’s inclusion.
The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has partnered with Mwabu and iSchool Zambia in a project that aims to empower 73 primary schools through the supply and installation of digital content on 1,460 computers and the training of 146 teachers.
Mwabu were delighted to have been able to help young cancer patients learn while undergoing treatment at the Children’s Cancer Hospital
Mwabu were delighted to exhibit at the Eduweek 2018 event which took place at The Dome, Johannesburg on the 15th-16th June 2018. Our CEO, Justin Reilly, was a Keynote Speaker at the Main Stage Theatre and delivered a thought provoking and well-attended presentation on Digital Transformation in Education.
Constance tells us why she became a teacher, what she loves and finds challenging about her job, and the impact she feels technology and the use of iSchool could have on her teaching and the future for her pupils.
Davidson Kapakyulu, the Country Manager for Zambia visited our project in Mwandi District in February. He was accompanied by Project Manager Masiliso Mulemwa, and the Mwabu Academy trainer Namaste Silishebo. They visited three schools- which was an achievement with the flooding in some areas! - to observe lessons and see teachers in action. Meetings were also held between Lusaka team, the Mwabu Advisor Muyunda Lindunda, the District Education Board Secretary and the District Education Board Officers, and all the Head Teacher & Deputies involved in the project.
Impact Network uses Mwabu in its schools across Zambia. This video will explain how our tablets have made learning easier for children and how teachers have made them a staple in their classrooms.
Mwabu has teamed up with the Zambia Ministry of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Jhpiego to provide health workers with crucial training to help them deliver high-quality healthcare and access critical information.
Namate Silishebo, an Academy Trainer part of the Zambian team, has just completed a week’s training in Uganda, further increasing the number of teachers being trained in modern methodologies and e-learning with the Mwabu tablet.
Mwabu is partnering with Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) to develop a financial education curriculum for both school learners and young women in Zambia.
Mwabu’s new Kwa-Zulu Natal programme has transformed school day standards, helped pupils to get strong marks and enabled one student to put what they’ve learned into practice – by making banana bread.
Mwabu, an award winning education technology company, has concluded a significant investment deal, securing 100% of the goal for its Series B investment round. Mwabu creates innovative, interactive e-learning content and educational resources for African learners.
Njabulo writes about his latest training with the Mwabu Academy, commenting on the practical activities and useful feedback which have helped him feel more confident as he embarks on a second term using the Mwabu content in his classes.
Conceptor, Grade 6 teacher at Mwandi primary school, shares with us how the Mwabu units and Mwabu Academy training course support her teaching. Read her second blog post to find out about her experience so far.
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 4th of October.
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.
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.
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.
Watch this video interview with our our CEO Justin Reilly as he discusses Mwabu past, present and future!
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.
The introduction of Mwabu’s enriched learning curriculum in South Africa has begun with Grade 4 Maths and Science and will grow to include Grades 5 and 6 in 2018. Curriculum-focused content has already been introduced, via Mwabu educational tablets, in four different schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal through the company’s partnership with the MRP Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.