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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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Mwasi Wilmore

CEO 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

Press Mentions

March 24, 2019

African Edutainment Company Ubongo Wins Next Billion EdTech Prize

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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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April 8, 2020

BBC World Service - Digital Planet, Internet and journalist reporting freedom curtailed

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March 25, 2020

Listicle: Online learning resources for children

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May 3, 2018

Tanzania: Revealed - Why More Boys Study Science Than Girls

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