Shupavu291 service is a Short Messaging Service(SMS) study tool which enables Primary and Secondary students to access Kenya National Curriculum aligned lessons, assessments, ASK A Teacher and Wikipedia. Teachers can access teacher development courses and Parents can access a basic business course.
Shupavu 291 is more affordable than the purchase of school textbooks and other reading material for students. It costs Ksh. 10/= for a weekly subscription. It can be accessed anywhere at any given time provided there is a mobile phone with a Safaricom Line.
To register, dial *291# and press send. You can also send the word START to the number 20851.
How to use Shupavu
Study a topic
Choose a topic to begin studying. All topics are coded by UNIT and CLASS. I.e Animals801 is from the Animals Unit in Class 8 Science. The first question is sent through and SMS (text message). Respond with the correct answer choice. Receive a tailored response for your answer choice.
Receive a Mini Lesson
Lessons will always appear before your question. If you receive below 60% on a quiz, Eneza will tell you to review a mini lesson on the topic. Simply follow the directions at the end of the quiz to access the mini lesson. Type NEXT after receiving each SMS.
Ask a Teacher a Question
This service is only accessible after completion of 2 quizzes. Type the word WIKI followed by what you wish to search (e.g. WIKI Kenya). Send your message to our Safaricom number 20851. You will automatically receive the Wikipedia text for that topic.
Makini SMS- Tanzania
We partner with Shule Direct in Tanzania to provide secondary school curriculum content. The product is called Makini SMS and it works similar to the Kenyan product Shupavu291. Makini SMS has over 51,000 subscribers.
Eneza SMS- Ghana
We partner with CraftEd Inc. in Ghana to provide learners with JHS1-JHS4 content via sms service. Learners can dial a short code to access the education content.