5 African Edtech ventures revolutionising learning

From AI to VR, African Edtech is revolutionising learning across the continent, delivered through mobile, tablets and digital games.

The Awards celebrate the best in mobile across Africa and we take a look at nominations for the Best African Edtech Solution.


BeBlocky harnesses the power of Augmented Reality to project a programmable friendly robot, BlockyBot, into the real world. BeBlocky uses a drag-and-drop blocked based programming language that will enable kids to creatively stack together programming components, such as action, events and operations, and program BlockyBot. The combined feature of the graphical blocks and augmented reality will make the learning process fun and interactive.

Ever Africa for Xander Educational Apps 

Xander is mobile app technology designed to suit the educational needs of young African children. Xander addresses the need for basic literacy and numeracy skills to be taught to marginalised young children in Africa for whom mainstream educational apps are not designed and are very expensive and difficult to access. The apps are developed to be small in size and cheaply priced to make it more accessible to all people.



In Kenya, parents spend close to 54% of their total household income on education of which 50% goes to buy textbooks. There is also limited access to quality instructional content and coaching, most of which is concentrated on urban areas. Kytabu provides access, affordability, and quality. Kytabu also used Machine Learning to help provide personalized learning paths for the learners. Kytabu is an education app which gives learners access to a vast library of educational content. The leaner can lease books, videos, audios, tests, and exams and can even use them while offline


Snapplify is a content and media technology company centered on content distribution and mobile publishing. The Snapplify Reader is a beautiful, easy-to-use application that allows you to read eBooks on Android smartphone or tablet, whenever and wherever you please.


WeThinkCode_ democratises education, by offering a free training programme for people between the ages of 17-35. We partner with industry to provide a clear route to employment, simultaneously decreasing unemployment in South Africa as well as filling the tech skills gap. The programme is delivered as an innovative peer-to-peer learning system, which not only helps the students learn but also how to continue learning so that the skills they develop are future proof, irrespective of new technologies that arise in an ever-changing industry.

The AppsAfrica Awards supported by Uber, JET8¸Syntonic, KaiOS and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO) provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 12th on the eve of AfricaCom. Category winners are also invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 to join 400+ tech leaders from across the continent.

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