Installing the Shupavu platform on to their phones
To help students with revision and learning beyond the classroom, we partnered with Eneza Education, a mobile-education SMS/Text Message Service, to give students access to their curriculum content in a more engaging way.
To achieve this, we bought vouchers for 160 Standard 8 students across two schools: Soko Primary School in Nyakach and St. Vitalis Nang'a Primary School in Dunga, who were preparing for their KCPE (Kenya Certificate for Primary Education) National Exams. These vouchers give the students free, unlimited access to the Shupavu Platform which offers:
- Kenyan curriculum lessons & assessments in all subjects
- Chat with a live teacher (Ask as many questions to a teacher)
- Revision papers
Other than these features, students also have access to stories, an encyclopaedia, an interactive educational game and a calculator through the SMS platform. Through its interactive approach it encourages students to learn from trying and competing with other students on the platform across the entire country.
It is our hope that this pilot program will help the students improve their performance in their upcoming exams and that we can make more vouchers available to even more students across all the schools we work with in the 2019 academic year.
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Learning the ropes of the new application by group
Students at Soko Primary waiting for instructions
Trying out different features of the platform
Carefully going through the instructions
Mohit (Co-Founder) running a workshop at Dunga