Ubongo

Our total investment:
$1.25M unrestricted grants
Funded since 2018

Why we invest

Roughly half of 2nd graders in Africa can’t read a sentence or solve a one-digit addition problem. Ubongo develops locally-relevant "edutainment" content focused on school readiness, school performance, and life skills for African kids aged 3-14. They distribute their content through broadcast partners (TV, radio, and online) and social organizations to reach kids in the last mile. Their content won’t replace more formal education, but it’s a strong complement at a nominal annual cost.

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