Educating Africa’s next generation
Simba Education is a social enterprise whose mission is to increase access to quality early childhood education by leveraging the use of mobile technology.
We met Mona-Lisa, a mother of two from Zimbabwe who shared her opinion on the value of educating children early. pic.twitter.com/LH8ra2gKfF— Simba Education (@Simba_Edu) July 18, 2016
Recently, we met Mona-Lisa, a mother of two from Zimbabwe, who shared her opinion on the value of educating children early. She recognized that education already starts from a young age. Research shows that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are the most critical for a child’s development.
Approximately 90% of a child’s brain development occurs during the first 1000 days. The lack of mental stimulation creates a significant learning gap in later years. Over 100 million children around the world do not get access to quality early childhood education, 60% are in Sub-Saharan Africa, furthermore, only 12% of all teachers in this age group have any form of formal training.
1000 days is all it takes to set the path of a child’s life.
We work with award winning expert in Early Years Education, Laura Henry, to develop comprehensive lesson plans.
Our unique approach favors human interaction, leverages storytelling and sing-a-longs to adapt to cultural standards, and provides academic play to foster cognitive, physical, and social/emotional development.
We leverage innovative technologies to reach low-connectivity areas.
Our uniquely designed web platform allows educators who do not have adequate training and experience to administer activities and record the progress of every child in real-time. The platform is fully responsive and can be used from any device.