Snapplify, a South African edtech solutions platform has launched Teacha! a marketplace where teachers can buy and sell their teaching resources.
The company started operations in Kenya in 2016 and has managed to bring on board several East African schools and individual teachers.
Speaking during the launch of Teacha! Engagement Specialist Lilian Nyaranga, said, “There is a great need for CBC resources in Kenya at the moment and this is an enormous opportunity – not only for Kenya’s teachers to sell resources they’ve already created and earn extra income but also for thousands of teachers to find the curriculum-aligned resources they need.”
Since its establishment in 2012, the company has grown and expanded into new markets in Africa and the United States, with offices across South Africa, as well as in Nairobi, London, Amsterdam and New Jersey.
Some of the resources on Teacha! Include worksheets, presentations, interactive lessons, assessments, summaries, flashcards, posters, clip art, book covers, planners and more. Most of these resources are also available for free, for teachers to download and use.
Company founder Jean Vermeulen said, “Teacha! is already the home of the largest community of teachers in Africa and we’re thrilled to be supporting more Kenyan teachers with key teaching resources.”
Snapplify’s work has been recognised by leading global organisations, including the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) who have twice selected Snapplify as one of their Companies to Inspire Africa (2017 and 2019 among others.
Snapplify is backed by AngelHub Ventures, a venture capital company backed by former First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan and the Harris family, as well as international investors.
In 2019, Snapplify secured $2 million expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital and empowered African investment manager Hlayisani Capital’s Hlayisani Growth Fund.