Kenya: young Kago Kagichiri invents a virtual library for rural disadvantaged students

In 2009, Kago decided to drop out of college as a junior pursuing a degree in  IT at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, to concentrate on a more pressing issue that he was confident and capable enough to fix. In 2015, Kago Kagichiri became cofounder of Eneza Education which is a mobile education incentivizing app that creates tutorial and real-life motivational content that is compatible for low-tech mobile devices. 

Its virtual tutor product provides feedback to rural students and useful data to teachers. Eneza has reached 350,000 students and teachers across 5,000 schools in Kenya, and plans to reach 2 million students, adding Tanzania and Ghana. In 2015, Kago made Forbes’ Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs List. Kago’s sacrifice to put his degree on hold to improve quality education and opportunities for especially rural African students, is certainly worth his ultimate success at twenty-seven years old.  Read more

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