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Initiative

Digital Study Materials

The Challenge

With high student-to-teacher ratios and lack of quality study materials, Kenyan children lack access to the resources they need to advance their education.   As a result, roughly half of Kenyan secondary-age students are not enrolled in school. The situation is similar throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Opportunity

Low-cost mobile phones can deliver affordable, interactive study content. Through sustained engagement with digital studying platforms, students increase their test scores, which facilitates access to and improved performance in secondary school. 

Who is Served?

The target market is households in rural and peri-urban areas with children in primary and secondary school.

What is Delivered?

High quality, low-cost, education and test prep materials via SMS or Mobile Applications.

Why is it Impactful?

Increased youth graduation rates and improved literacy and cognitive skills due to:

  • Improved performance on national exam, leading to greater likelihood of continuing education
  • Replacement of traditional education for those without access to schools

How is it Sustained?

  • Client pre-paid subscription for monthly services
  • Lower cost of services and personalized learning through mobile delivery

Story of Impact

Imelda, a student in Kenya using digital study materials from GP partner, Eneza Education.

By the Numbers

Current Portfolio as of March 31, 2018

  • $125,000 Capital Deployed
  • Partner

Cumulative Portfolio

  • 636,712 Lives Impacted
  • Initiative active since 2016