Mwabu’s bespoke content boosts financial education in Africa

September 5, 2017 2:47 pm0 commentsViews: 24

Learning with MwabuBy AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MWABU, the education technology company focused
on improving education in African countries, is partnering with Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) to develop a financial education curriculum for both school learners and young women in the country.
Mwabu is creating a blended learning and certification programme that combines face-to-face and virtual education.
Leveraging existing relationships in rural communities together with cutting-edge technology and world-class content, the programme will impact a significant number of learners in the country.
The company has already been active in developing bespoke learning content and resources for a range of organisations across sectors in the Southern African country.
Through its bespoke offering, the company creates interactive, enquiry-based learning content across a wide range of topics, with public or private sector organisations.
To date, Mwabu is said to be the only organisation that has digitised a curriculum in multiple African languages, and as such, is recognised as a leader in African content creation.
“Our mission is to create educational opportunities for learners across Africa such that they develop the means, not only to improve their own lives, but also the lives of others in their communities,” said Justin Reilly, Chief Executive Officer of Mwabu.
Head of WIN at FSDZ, Veyrl Adel, said financial education is crucial for youth to successfully enter into adulthood.
“Our work with Mwabu provides an opportunity to educate young Zambians using emerging digital tools, in order to empower them to manage their money and live better lives,” Adel said.
Initially, content will be rolled out to learners from grades one to twelve in the Eastern Province, along with the NetGirls group in the
region.
NetGirls caters for women between the ages of 15 and 22, most of whom are not enrolled in formal education. Thereafter, the project will be extended to another two provinces within the country.
The project will be implemented in phases and is expected to reach completion in December 2019.
– CAJ News

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