Teaching over 2.2 million viewers weekly in East-Africa through scalable TV, radio, internet, and mobile device programs.

Over one hundred 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% improved numeracy and 12% 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.

FOUNDED
2013

AREAS OF IMPACT
Education Gender Equality Economic Inequality Health

HEADQUARTERS
United States

COMPANY SIZE
21–50

Nisha Ligon

Nisha Ligon (Co-Founder) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since July 2016 after participating in Project Literacy Lab 2016.

Project Literacy Lab 2016
26
TERRITORIES OF OPERATION
$3.5M
MONEY RAISED

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