iSchool Zambia

In Zambia Mwabu is still known as iSchool. Our success in Zambia means that we are growing and developing into new markets, and we decided to do so under a different name.


Find out about our products and services available in Zambia, as well as recent projects below.


Introducing the iSchool tablet

In Zambia, the iSchool tablet is available in three different editions:

  1. Pupil Edition
  2. Teacher Edition
  3. Home Edition

The iSchool tablets’ interactive e-learning content for pupils and teachers is based on the Zambian primary school curriculum, covering the entire syllabus from grade 1 to grade 7. Each edition is loaded with multi-media lessons, with sound and colourful imagery, voiced in English and, for the early grades, 7 local languages: Lusaka Nyanja, Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale and Tonga.

Pupil Edition

Pupil Edition

The iSchool pupil tablet contains 2,000 enquiry-based interactive lessons for all primary subjects in English, and in early grades in Zambian local languages. No internet access is needed for the iSchool tablet to be used in a school and we can provide solar power if there is no main electricity at the school. The content moves away from the classic rote learning or 'chalk-and-talk' approach, instead motivates pupils to ask questions, explore and solve problems in groups or individually.

Enquire for your school

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Watch the video to see an example of iSchool's e-learning content for a lower primary lesson as well as the respective lesson plan as a download link.

Lesson Plan 

Teacher Edition

The iSchool teacher tablet is available for individual teachers offering 5000 lesson plans, approved by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Zambia. There are lesson plans and ideas for every school day, of every term, for every primary grade. The easy-to-use tablet offers continuous professional development and teacher training modules, with teacher-specific apps and software.

The tablet comes with accessories for schools including projectors and solar chargers, as well as adult literacy classes to use the iSchool tablet for communities outside of school hours.



Home Edition

The iSchool home tablet is designed to supplement children's education at home, whether or not they have access to a iSchool tablet at school. The home tablet includes thousands of activities covering all subjects 
including reviews of daily lessons, homework, interactive materials, educational web browsing, pre-loaded Wikipedia, word processor and spreadsheet software as well as use of our reading scheme.

Parents can benefit too with adult literacy and numeracy apps; life-skills learning, health and farming allowing the whole family become life-long learners. Up to four personal profiles to remember progress.





Projects & Case Studies

We run projects in conjunction with major donors and bilateral agencies such as USAID, DfID, and UNICEF. In recent evaluations, our programme has been proven to increase children's numeracy and literacy skills. 

Find out more about the effectiveness of the iSchool programme in our recent case studies.

Case studies

Our Stores

iSchool Zambia Store
Manda Hill Mall

Our store is located directly opposite the MTN shop, near Game store

Our Kiosks

East Park Mall near Food Lovers

Woodlands Mall near Zanaco Bank

Cosmopolitan Mall near Shoprite

All Bookworld stores

Payment Options

1. DDAC payment plan. This is a three-month payment plan and the tablet costs K1,880. The requirements for this include K500 cash down payment for the first month with the remaining balance paid within two months. The customer will need to fill in two forms, letter of agreement and DDAC form. They will also need to attach a copy of their latest payslip and NRC. Once the forms are verified and the K500 paid, a customer can walk away with the tablet. The process takes 1-5 working days.


2. Civil Service Plan. This plan does not require a cash deposit. Our target group is mainly civil servants. This group has 2 payment plan options, either pay for the tablet in 3 months at a cost of K1,880 or pay in 6 months at a cost of K2,130. All they need to do is fill in the letter of agreement and civil service scheme form, attach their latest payslip and a copy of their NRC. Once forms are complete and verified, the tablet can be collected.


3. Lay-by can be done at our shop at Manda Hill or through direct bank deposits. The cost of the tablet is the same as a cash payment of K1,680. A customer can pay for the tablet up to a period of 3 months but the collection of the tablet can only happen once payment is complete.


Download our forms here:

DDAC Mandate formLetter of agreementCivil service form



What happens if payments default?

It attracts interest. the longer a customer defaults, the more interest he/she is required to pay especially when they haven’t made any effort to call us and explain what the problem behind their default is, in this case no interest is added.


Our credit terms are offered at any of our selling points i.e. our shop at Manda Hill, or from our kiosks in different malls (East Park, Woodlands, Kafubu and Cosmopolitan). Credit terms are also offered from our head office along Independence Avenue. Customers can also download the forms here, or request that we email the forms to them. Once they fill them in, the forms can be scanned and sent back to us via email or one of our sales agents can visit the customer’s workplace place to pick up the forms as well as deliver the tablet.


Zambia Office

344 Independence Avenue


P: +260 211 845161 / 295889
M: +260 975746226

Who we work with

mwabu fact no. 03 3x Children learning with Mwabu improved their literacy scores 3x faster than a control group in our Unicef study in Zambia
mwabu fact no. 11 80:1 In some rural areas, 1 teacher often teaches a class of up to 80 pupils
mwabu fact no. 11 50% of Africans will own a smartphone by 2020 so we’re developing our content to work on any device
mwabu fact no. 18 180,000 Primary school children reached so far
mwabu fact no. 08 12% The drop in global poverty if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills
mwabu fact no. 02 2.1 million According to a UNESCO study, by 2030 Africa will be short of 2.1m teachers
mwabu fact no. 07 39 million Primary school children in Africa have no access to education
mwabu fact no. 27 5,000 In Zambia, we created 5,000 lesson plans, each packed with interactive activities
mwabu fact no. 32 100 million We aim to reach 100 million learners by 2020

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