#Shupavu291 success story: Silas Okinyi from Homa Bay

Juliet Education in Kenya, Eneza Media 1 Comment

How do you measure success? Sometimes speaking highly of a product might not be so credible especially if it comes from the brand itself.

This is why we love to hear success stories from our learners themselves. We receive lots of messages from users across our range of products. Some are just too compelling to stay hidden in our archives. One of them is Silas Okinyi’s story.

He sat for last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. He scored a mean grade of A. Silas couldn’t keep his joy to himself, knowing that he owed a huge part of his success to studying on Shupavu291. This is our SMS product, through which students access bite sized lessons and assessments on SMS.

Silas was a student at Mbita High School in Homa Bay County, in Nyanza Province, rural Kenya. He sent us a text message thanking us for the good work that helped him score an average grade A in his KCSE. We recently followed up with a call. One could still hear the elation in his voice, months after his KCSE results. The surprising thing is that Mbita High School is a Boarding School. This meant that Silas made good use of his time during school holidays.

Before using Shupavu291, he was an average student scoring an average grade B(-). He used to use the normal revision texts that are in the market. The only downside with the study material was that they lacked feedback, to improve his performance.

He heard about Shupavu291 from his form 3 class teacher. Every time he was at home, he would set a target of at least 10 lessons on Shupavu291. “I just had to plan my time well”, he said. He had a Mean grade of A with A(-) in Chemistry, A(-) in Kiswahili and B(+) in Biology.

Silas is currently an intern at Equity Bank, Mbita Point Branch, waiting to join Nairobi University this year. “I would like to study Statistics or Economics”, he said.

Now there goes a success story from a user’s perspective. You too can be a success story with Shupavu291. Simply dial *291# from your Safaricom line to register and access unlimited learning content for primary and secondary levels. Adults cam also access a basic business course and a teacher refresher course. All these for just KES 10 weekly.

About the author

Juliet Otieno is the Brand and Social Media Lead at Eneza Education. She is trained in journalism and Public Relations and is a blogger who likes to play with words.

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