M-Shule EdTech Kenyan Startup Moves African Education Digital

M-shule, Kenya

In January 2016, Claire Mongeau launched M-shule, a Kenyan education technology startup.  Claire took time to study the trends of Rapid7, IDEX, Bridge International Academies and Design for Change USA before establishing the startup. The startup’s technology tries to maintain high levels of competence in learning through mobile phones to all students across Africa.

Despite the humble beginning of the company with only 50 primary schools in Kenya, the system has seen tremendous growth. The company progressed through “the whole learning community in accelerating a child’s progress,” agenda constituting of children, parents, and teachers.  M-Shule mobile learning platform has also improved the performance of more than 1million students in Kenya and other African states. The company operates by delivering personalized teaching lessons to registered students alongside analysis of student performance. The student’s performance report can be shared with parents/ guardians and respective schools for proper mentoring.

M-shule Company received a distinguishing endorsement in January 2018 when it was announced as the Global EdTech Start Awards winner. The company’s achievement was mainly based on offering the innovative approach to learning and education systems in the continent. The key arsenals used by the company entails SMS and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Moreover, the company’s progress has gained support from several organizations worldwide. For instance, in July 2017, the startup received funding from Canada (Engineers without Borders), November 2017, won Seedstars World competition. In addition, M-shule managed to represent Kenya in Switzerland for Seedstars Summit competition worth USD 1 million. The recent summit report showed that the company also secured 6 months free Nairobi Garage membership.


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