Teaching more than 11 million households weekly in East-Africa through scalable TV, radio, internet, and mobile device programs.

More than 100 million kids across Africa may never learn how to read in their lifetime. Ubongo believes it's possible to rewrite that story by creating engaging and locally relevant edutainment for African learners. Their multiplatform and fun learning programs, "Ubongo Kids" and "Akili and Me," help millions of kids find the fun in learning through whatever technology they have, whether radio, TV, mobile, or web. Ubongo's edutainment TV series and radio programs teach mathematics, science, and reading skills to approximately 5 million children in African countries ranging from Ghana to Tanzania every week. Students who use Ubongo show 24 percent improved numeracy and 12 percent greater overall school readiness compared to their peers. By leveraging localized media on accessible technology, Ubongo has created an extremely cost effective and high-reach solution to help close the literacy gap for millions of children at the base of the pyramid in Africa.


Education Gender Equality Economic Inequality Health

United States


Nisha Ligon

Nisha Ligon (Co-Founder at Ubongo) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since July 2016 and most recently participated in Project Literacy Lab 2016.

Project Literacy Lab 2016

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