Eneza Education has hit over 100,000 unique users, three years after launching in Kenya with the aim to make 50 million students in rural Africa smarter via basic low cost mobile technology.
The simple to use SMS and USSD service said its largest number of new users came from the Dadaab Refugee Camp near the Somali border and from schools in the North Eastern regions of Kenya , the country’s most arid and remote part, with over 50% of our 1,000 new users a day deriving from Northeastern.
Kago Kagichiri, CoFounder of Eneza Education said, “We always planned for Eneza to extend to the rural areas; we want to democratise education for everyone, not just those in Nairobi or urban areas; “We’re just surprised and excited by how much kids in Northeastern are using our product.”
Though Eneza Education charges 50 cents per SMS sent to the system, it’s uptake in North Eastern Kenya is surprising and shows just how technology can open doors to quality education for anyone, anywhere. Teachers say they are seeing tremendous improvement in students using the platform as a revision tool and are ready to excel in the forthcoming national examinations.
Toni Maravglia, the CEO Eneza Education told TechMoran that it rebranded to make it easy for everyone to pronounce as the name was fitting for the product but not the company.