Engineers Without Borders Canada invests in Kenyan ed-tech startup M-Shule


Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) has announced its investment in M-Shule, a Kenyan-based ed-tech startup that uses SMS to deploy tailored education content.

Launched earlier this year, M-Shule is an adaptive, mobile learning management platform designed for primary school students across Sub-Saharan Africa.

The startup uses artificial intelligence to create and deliver personalised learning experiences for each child and empower schools with insights via SMS and web, and aims to educate millions of children and learning communities around the African continent and the world.

This is the eighth venture to receive a cash investment from EWB, which said M-Shule is well-positioned to work within the educational systems in Kenya and other sub-Saharan African countries to provide innovative and adaptive bite-sized lessons that complement classroom learning.

“What we love about M-Shule’s platform is that its holistic and unifying approach arms stakeholders in the primary school ecosystem with data-driven tools critical for improving the quality of education for all students. We are delighted to welcome M-Shule to our portfolio where they join other bold teams defiantly tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems,” said Nicky Khaki, managing director for EWB Ventures.

Claire Mongeau, chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of M-Shule, said she was excited to work with EWB Ventures, given its deep expertise, commitment to ongoing support, and shared focus on groundbreaking and sustainable change.

“This partnership will enable us to continue to innovate in primary school learning alongside our stakeholders, and scale our impact across the region,” she said.


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