The program organized by Mastercard Foundation and Ihub will support growth-stage EdTech start-ups as they seek to improve learning outcomes.
Elewa is an education innovation & training company based in East Africa that developed a model for cost-effective and highly-scalable continuous professional development for teachers, school groups, and any large-scale training audience within companies and organizations.
The Elewa Model is based on a toolbox of different content and technology innovations that are supported by a strong layer of human support.
Elewa’s core is large-scale teacher training in basic education, but its activities have evolved to other sectors as well, including healthcare, agriculture, and corporate training.
Through its iTalanta and Hama Talanta programs, Elewa has recently ventured into technology education and training. Doubling as a training institute and software agency, iTalanta offers world-class technology training to highly-skilled individuals through a unique on-the-job apprenticeship.
Elewa’s core segment serves cutting-edge startups across the EU, US, and SSA regions and is working towards venturing into corporate.
On the other hand, Firefly Edtech’s digital assessment platform called ntemata, is a platform that enables, schools to automate assessment processes for teachers and holistically analyze competency learning
Education technology (EdTech) has the potential to significantly bolster the educational landscape in South Africa. With literacy rates showing little improvement, and math and science results on the decline, solutions are urgently needed and, fortunately, these entrepreneurs have identified this need and are working tirelessly to provide innovative solutions.
The Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship is an initiative of the Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) that partners with technology and innovation hubs and EdTech accelerators across Africa to support promising, growth-stage EdTech ventures with the potential for scale and impact.
The Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship was launched in 2019 and supported 12 African EdTech companies from 7 countries in its first year. Collectively, these companies have reached over 800,000 learners to date.
The Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship will direct funding support, product quality evaluation and certification, intensive skills development, coaching and mentorship, bespoke market research, and market access through Injini’s network of stakeholders across the education innovation landscape.