Only 36.5% of teachers are qualified to deliver lessons to students within Sub-Saharan Africa, as at 2016 and SSA needs an estimated 69 million trained teachers by 2030.
45% of teachers of teachers are not in the classrooms teaching according to Brookings, despite being present in classrooms thus contributing to the overwhelming number of children of school going age who are in school and yet not learning.
According to the Brookings Institution Africa Learning Barometer, out of Africa’s 128 million school-aged children, 17 million will never attend school. 37 million African children will learn so little while in they are in school that they will not be much better off than those kids who never attend school.
In overcoming the digital literacy, education and economic development challenges faced by children and the youth of marginalized communities in Africa and the rest of the world, Eneza has developed a technology platform that allows primary and secondary students, their parents, and teachers to access local, relevant, affordable academic courses and study tools by SMS, online and mobile applications.
With Eneza, students have the ability to supplement their classroom studies at home by taking lessons & assessments with individualized feedback on correct and incorrect answers. They also access additional sources of educational content/tutoring, such as Wikipedia and asking questions to live teachers.
Users can access all these for affordable daily, weekly and monthly subscriptions charged from mobile airtime in partnership with mobile telecommunications companies like Safaricom in Kenya, MTN in Ghana and Orange in Ivory Coast. An active monthly subscription allows a user to access all content from Grade 4 to Grade 12 without restriction on consumption or SMS messages for under $1 a month.