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4 out of 5 Adults in English-speaking Africa don’t finish high school. According to UNICEF data, only 96% of the primary school students survive the last class of primary school. Out of the 32% of students who qualify to be placed in a secondary school, only 40% of them actually attend secondary school. This means that only a maximum of 12% of users get an opportunity to finish high school. Students in school still have problems acquiring textbooks/learning materials and individual feedback from teachers.
Based on a Brookings Institution Africa Learning Barometer, out of Africa’s 128 million school-aged children, 17 million will never attend school. 37 million African children will learn so little while in they are in school that they will not be much better off than those kids who never attend school.
Eneza has developed a technology platform that allows primary and secondary students, their parents, and teachers to access local, relevant, affordable academic courses and study tools by SMS, online and mobile applications.
With Eneza, students have the ability to supplement their classroom studies at home by taking lessons & assessments with individualised feedback on correct and incorrect answers. They also access additional sources of educational content/tutoring, such as Wikipedia and asking questions to live teachers.
Users can access all these for affordable daily, weekly and monthly subscriptions charged from mobile airtime in partnership with mobile telecommunications companies like Safaricom in Kenya, MTN in Ghana and Orange in Ivory Coast.
An active monthly subscription allows a user to access all content from Grade 4 to Grade 12 without restriction on consumption or SMS messages.
Mass markets are billed through airtime once they select a subscription package (daily, weekly and monthly subscriptions). This gives them unlimited content for the period they have subscribed for.
Corporates can get either a sponsorship deal which costs $26 per user per year. With this, a select group of users can engage with Eneza’s content for free for a 1-year period.
Eneza’s beneficiary package costs $26 per user per year. With this corporates can create their own content and distribute it to their cohort of users.