Updated Mar 29, 2019

Audrey Cheng

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Digital skills accelerator

Kenya-based learning accelerator, teaching students throughout Africa the digital skills they need to become the global talent force of tomorrow.
Kenya-based learning accelerator, teaching students throughout Africa the digital skills they need to become the global talent force of tomorrow.
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We have been running in Nairobi since 2014 and have doubled our student numbers each year. We have also started programs in Rwanda and Uganda

Focus Areas:

Education, Youth, Technology and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Education, Youth, Technology and Digital DevelopmentSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kenya

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Country Implemented In
2,000
Customers
78
Employees
$83,999
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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Problem

By 2050, 1 in 4 people on earth will be African. Africans and their skills are the greatest asset to the continent to drive the economy forward. Moringa was founded in 2014 because of a disconnect. In Africa, 50% of university students who graduate annually are unemployed. And in Kenya, 1% of computer science graduates are able to find a job in the relevant field and yet tech companies cannot find the people with skills they need.

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Solution

Moringa School currently offers a full-time, 5-month course. The first part is Prep, which is a 5-week full-time fundamentals of programming course, and the second part is Core, a 15-week full-time advanced programming course that has a 95% job placement rate. Moringa’s aim is to expand our course offerings so we can impact thousands more lives and continue to offer personalized courses to our alumni and the current workforce to build their capacity based on employer needs.

Target Beneficiaries

We serve youth who have completed high school but cannot secure formal employment. In 2018, only 11% of students who passed the high school exam got spots at the 4-year public university. The remaining students access higher education through private education providers, that cost more than twice as much. At Moringa School, students go through one semester (or 5 months) and find a job within 28 days on average and make $500/month on average.

Mission and Vision

Moringa is building the current and future workforce of Africa. And the problem is urgent and massive. Africa’s youth population can either be a ticking time bomb or a massive opportunity and Moringa is seeing the opportunity to build the largest and highest quality skills provider in emerging markets. We will do this by doubling down on our course offerings so we can reach more students, and working closely with employers to upskill their existing workforce.

Competitive Advantage

We are market aligned and used a blended learning model of online content and in classroom facilitator support. We also train students in soft skills and professional development skills so they are work-ready when they leave us. This makes our graduates more attractive to employers and hence our high job placement rate after graduation.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We want to train 200,000 individuals by 2030 to get them into work and prepare them with market aligned skills
Funding Goal1,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted200
New Implemented CountriesUganda

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Sep 2018
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$35,000
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Education
Implemented InKenya
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kenya