Ghana’s Chalkboard Education secures $237k expansion funding


Ghanaian mobile learning startup Chalkboard Education has raised EUR 200,000 (US$237,000) from the Jacobs Foundation to further develop its business activities in Ghana and Ivory Coast, including increasing access to its tools for rural and remote populations.

Launched in 2015, Chalkboard Education has developed technology that allows organisations to expand their education programmes through digital distance learning systems accessible on any type of phone.

Its mission is to democratize access to education and training in Africa, and it has already served over 1,000 students in Ghana and Ivory Coast.

“Education technology is a very important tool for accompanying the transformation of African educational systems,” said Fabio Segura, head of international programmes at the Jacobs Foundation.

“We are excited to add Chalkboard Education to our group of partners dedicated to improving access to and the quality of education in Ivory Coast through the TRECC programme.”


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