The project disseminates learning from a successful experience in India to a context of similar, though not identical, gaps and deficits in girls’ education in Africa in a goal to improve access to and retention in secondary education for highly marginalized girls.
Spire is a new education-to-employment pathway designed to serve both students and partner employers. In contrast to traditional university programs, Spire students learn by doing—through both hands-on classroom activities and paid apprenticeships with desirable employers—to build the technical and soft skills required for lifelong success.
Plexx is a digital career counsellor that allows young people without college degrees to explore occupations, find local training, and apply to jobs all from their mobile phone.
Teach A Man To Fish have been supporting Mackay Memorial College, a government secondary school in Kampala, with entrepreneurship training delivered to teachers and pupils enabling them to set up two school businesses which have high local demand, are educational, and simple to run. The model is now being expanded to other schools across Uganda.
Learn English Audio Pilot in Nigeria (LEAPIN) is working towards bridging the digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa by utilizing an audio unit that is powered by kinetic and renewable energy to help English teachers and learners in the classroom.
WEMA Dreamcatcher is a bus fitted with computers offering street children free access to e-learning to improve literacy and numeracy skills. The mobile unit is stationed in different parts of Mombasa with the hope that the children will leave the streets for formal education.
Paperight turns any business with any printer and an Internet connection into a print-on-demand bookstore. By registering with Paperight for free, copy shops anywhere in the world have access to an online library from which they can legally print out books, magazines and other learning materials for consumers.
OpenEMIS, is an Open Source Education Management Information System (EMIS) designed to collect and report data on education systems. The OpenEMIS initiative aims to dramatically change access to data through open channels and transparency in the dissemination and use of disaggregated data from multiple sources for better decision-support.
Kytabu is a textbook subscription app built to provide low-cost access to digitalized versions of all Kenyan textbooks from Standard 1 to Form 4. The app allows users from low and middle-income families to rent a page, chapter or full book for time periods varying between 1 hour and 1 year.