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.SEE LESS
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
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Funds Raised to Date
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.
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.
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.
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
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||200|
|New Implemented Countries||Uganda|