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Mastercard Foundation and MEST Africa Launch EdTech Fellowship with 12 Handpicked Cohorts


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 Mastercard Foundation and MEST Africa EdTech Program

Mastercard Foundation and MEST Africa join forces to nurture innovative EdTech solutions, shaping the future of learning in Africa..

In a bid to foster innovation and drive transformative change in African education, the Mastercard Foundation, in collaboration with MEST Africa, has unveiled the highly anticipated EdTech Fellowship program, welcoming twelve carefully selected cohorts into its fold.

Designed to empower promising African EdTech companies with essential business and financial support, coupled with insights into the science of learning, the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship aims to equip these companies for scalability, sustainability, and lasting impact on the continent's educational landscape.

The launch event, held in Accra, Ghana, featured distinguished guests, including Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Ghana's Minister of Education, who delivered a stirring speech on the nation's educational progress and officially inaugurated the fellowship.

The collaboration between the Mastercard Foundation and MEST Africa aims to leverage locally developed technology-enabled solutions to enhance access to quality and relevant learning for underserved learners across Ghana and the African continent. Notably, the solutions deployed by the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship cohorts in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya in 2023 reached an impressive 2.6 million learners, highlighting the potential for significant impact in the years to come.

Joseph Nsengimana, Director of the Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning, emphasized the commitment to expanding access to quality education through the strategic partnership with MEST Africa. "In 2023, the solutions by the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship cohorts in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya reached 2.6 million learners. We look forward to an even greater impact this year," Nsengimana stated, underscoring the collective efforts to drive positive change in education across the continent.


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