Eneza’s mission is to make 50 million kids across rural Africa smarter through the use of ubiquitous mobile technology.
We offer a virtual tutor and teacher’s assistant – a way for both students and teachers to access valuable courses and assessments while interacting with live instructors – all through a low-cost mobile phone. Students can access locally-aligned tutorials, tips, and assessments, as well as a leaderboard, Wikipedia text and live teacher chat through USSD/SMS, an online web app, an offline desktop app, and an Android app. Individual parents, students or teachers can buy a subscription to our courses for a low weekly or monthly fee.
To date, we’ve reached over 460,000 unique users across over 8,000 schools in Kenya. From a recent customer survey, we’ve found around 30% of our users to be outside the formal school setting. Super users include youth in conflict areas of Kenya, including Garissa and the Dadaab Refugee Camp. Eneza has also just begun a pilot in Tanzania and will be launching in Ghana soon.
Eneza is a for-profit, social enterprise based in Nairobi, Kenya with a team of 15 full-time staff and 40 contracted master teachers. All of our content and technology is original and created locally, and we ensure our content undergoes approval by the regulating curriculum authority.
We have a strong partnership with the Kenyan Primary School Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA) and have advisors from the Ministry of Education’s Quality Assurance office. Our other partners include Safaricom (leading telecom in Kenya), Equity Group Foundation, Xavier Project and IDP Foundation. Clients have included UNICEF, LitWorld, and the partners mentioned above.
Eneza believes in simplicity and access to quality education in some of the most remote regions in Africa. We believe we’re democratizing education by providing access to high-quality, highly-sought after content that improves our customers’ lives and knowledge.