Edulution provides numeracy and literacy supplementary Programs to primary school learners by using a unique mix of technology, enterprising coaches and evidence-based analytics. Edulution’s programmes enable learners to revise and master essential numeracy, literacy and digital skills so that teachers can more effectively deliver their curriculum objectives. Edulution, in partnership with the Sesego Foundation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Africa Department of Basic Education to run a 2-year pilot programme in South Africa. The pilot will commence in February 2021 (adjusted start date due to Covid-19) and will deliver numeracy sessions to grade 4-7 learners in Kwazulu-Natal. Based on success - determined by agreed Key Performance Indicators - Edulution will expand its coverage to South Africa’s other provinces in a Public-Private Partnership model. Funding for the pilot phase is being raised from global foundations as well as SA local foundations and corporates.

The Edulution Programme is designed to support and work with the ‘public school’ system to provide numeracy and digital skills. The program operates effectively in urban and rural areas and is not restricted by access to electricity or the internet. A learning session takes place in groups (approximately 30-40 students per session) for a period of 1.5 or 2 hours, twice a week, during or after the school day. The presence of coaches facilitates effective learning and importantly encourages peer-to-peer learning. Learners use Edulution tablets to do exercises and watch tutoring videos, working at their own pace to achieve mastery before moving to the next level. The coaches are recruited from the local areas where the schools are located. As of December 2020, Edulution had 52 centres (38 in Zambia, 14 in Namibia) serving over 12’500 active learners a month and employing 120 coaches. In internal assessments (done every 3 to 4 months) Edulution learners show an annual rate of improvement of 74%. In national exams the Edulution impact puts learners 23 percentile ranks higher than their non-Edulution peers.

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