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

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Nisha Ligon

Co-Founder at Ubongo

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Employees 51–100
Headquarters United States
Ubongo creates 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.

Currently Operating in 54 Regions

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May 10, 2024

Ubongo Appoints Mwasi Wilmore as its new CEO

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April 10, 2024

Ubongo and Open Planet Scor MIP SDG Awards: 'We Want to Create a Generation of Changemakers'

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April 10, 2024

Ubongo and Open Planet Scor MIP SDG Awards: ‘We Want to Create a Generation of Changemakers’

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November 29, 2023

Mwasi: At its core, tech is simply a tool for transformation

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July 13, 2023

Ubongo Celebrates 10 Years of Transforming Education in Africa

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December 8, 2022

African producer of kids content Ubongo receives $27.8 Million from Lego Foundation

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