africa | July 21, 2017

Canadian Engineers Without Borders backs edtech venture M-Shule

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Engineers Without Borders Canada seeded Kenyan startup M-Shule with a $40,000 cash investment.

M-Shule launched last year to help low-income students with text-based education. Its content is adaptive to each student, and is offered by subscriptions starting at 25 cents a week.

The startup is piloting 400 mini-lessons in 15 schools in Nairobi. Engineers Without Borders is backing M-Shule to address gaps education systems in sub-Saharan Africa, where one billion children will require an education over the next 30 years.

M-Shule is Engineers Without Borders’ eighth investment via its seed fund, which commits up to $100,000 in social enterprises in Africa.